Does Jeep, actually prepares the return of Commander mid-size SUVs on the market? Does 2018 Jeep Commander comes into production? Or everything remains the wishful thinking of lovers of this model? The answers to these questions and some may know. We will have to wait to get them.
However, rumors about the return of Jeep Commander models are warmed up with the introduction of Jeep Yuntu Concept. According to statements from the company, on the basis of this concept will be developed standard model. The serial version will be available in early 2018. At the beginning, the new model will only be available to Chinese customers. Later, if sales expand to other markets. In this regard, and raised the question of the title of the production car. It is believed that the name of the 2018 Jeep Commander production model that will be sold on the UK market.
The Jeep Commander is a mid-size SUV, which was produced from 2005-2010 year. For its production was in charge of the Jeep division of American manufacturer Chrysler. For US buyers were offered a version with a petrol engine, under the trade mark XK, while the diesel version (XH) was intended for export.
For the first time, this SUV is shown in New York, in 2005. It was sold in versions with 5 or 7 seats. The Jeep Commander was based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee model, and was inspired to other Jeep SUV, Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Production has been shut down after the 2010 MY. As a direct successor of the model, Chrysler has declared 2011 Dodge Durango.
Jeep Yuntu Concept
The Jeep Yuntu Concept was presented at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. As mentioned, this concept previews the forthcoming production model. Unlike the original Jeep Commander models, this new range will be available only with three rows of seats. At least in the beginning, and for the Chinese market. For the production of the Chinese model is in charge Guangzhou-Fiat factory.
Represented concept has a plug-in hybrid propulsion system. Specification of the drive system is not fully known. In essence, the system is similar to the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid MPV model. Powertrain provides autonomy to the electric drive about 40 miles. In any case, the production version receive both conventional engines.
2018 Jeep Commander Design
Serial model will be designed on the model of Yuntu concept. Recall that concept (presented model) is characterized by large size alloy wheels, panoramic glass roof, LED headlights, A-pillars in black, etc. The concept is represented by the so-called ‘a suicide’ rear doors. Jeep Commander 2018 should arrive with classic rear door.
Inside, the vehicle is equipped with world-class achievements and quality materials. Highlight the digital instrument panel, high-tech infotainment system, a large number of aluminum decorations, LED ambient lighting, etc.
Although the concept presented in the Plug-In Hybrid edition serial Commander will offer a petrol or diesel generators. It is not known to be found in the engines offer. However, some generators are imposed by themselves, as a logical choice. In the foreground, these are the superb engines, which powers the current Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV. These are extremely powerful, efficient and economical engines. For this reason, one should not expect a lot of experimenting Jeep.
Among others, are expected to offer proven 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine with 295 horsepower, as well as the powerful 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 360 horsepower. Considering that it will be offered in all markets, is expected to 2018 Jeep Commander Diesel version. It is logical to expect that this version receives extremely reliable and economical 3.0-liter V6 engine EcoDiesel with 237 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque.
This new Jeep SUV, will be an extraordinary competitor Volkswagen Teramont, Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander models. At least when it comes to the Chinese market. However, no matter what the market appears, 2018 Commander will be worthy of the name and reputation.