2018 Jeep Grand Commander is Beijing Bound
Official images of the 2018 Jeep Grand Commander have been revealed, and it looks a lot like the Jeep Yuntu Concept (below) we saw last year in Shanghai—minus the plug-in hybrid kit and drone tech.
Jeep’s Grand Commander is slated to make its official debut at this year’s Beijing auto show in April. The sleek, seven-seat SUV has a long wheelbase and is made exclusively for the Chinese market.
Like the Jeep Yuntu Concept, the Grand Commander has sharp, clean lines, slim LED headlights and taillights, and a chrome grille. But sadly, it does not have suicide doors.
It does have a big roof rack and a sunroof that spans over three quarters of its long top. A 4×4 version will also be available, judging from video on Jeep’s Chinese language website.
Don’t feel too left out, though. We can expect to receive both a Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (1991 model shown below) here in the U.S. by 2020 instead.
Under the hood, the Grand Commander should pack a potent 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 234 hp or 265 hp depending on the trim level. Both engines are mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
The China-only model is a joint venture with FCA’s partner Guangzhou Automotive Group that also produces Jeep Cherokees and Renegades for the Chinese market.
The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander starts at the equivalent of around $38,000. Check out a 360-degree view of the upcoming model on Jeep’s Chinese site here.