As the testing of the Jeep Grand Commander continues in China, another batch of spy shots has surfaced on the web, courtesy autohome.com.cn. The new spy shots reveal the Jeep 7-seat SUV's interior and also give a closer look at its exterior.
The Jeep Grand Commander’s interior spy shots show features like a multifunction 3-spoke steering wheel similar in design to that of the Jeep Compass and Jeep Grand Cherokee, electric parking brake, two cup holders behind the gear selector, and foldable armrest with two cup holders in the second-row bench seat. The new SUV has a 2+3+2 seating layout.
The Jeep Grand Commander is the alleged production version of the Jeep Yuntu Concept. It is expected to utilise a unibody platform. Chinese media says that the GME-T4 270 hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine will power the Jeep 7-seat SUV. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler employs this engine with ‘Hurricane’ branding. The latest spy shots show an automatic transmission with a manual mode in the future model.
The Jeep Grand Commander is likely to have its world premiere at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show in April next year. Its sales in China should commence later next year. It's unknown whether Jeep will launch this model in other markets or not.
[Image Source: autohome.com.cn]