Jeep has released a teaser announcing a new model. Probably, it will be a seven-seat crossover, which will be built on the basis of Compass and will occupy a niche one step above the “donor” in the manufacturer’s model range. Also, the footage gives a hint at the possible name of the new product: with its appearance, Jeep can revive the name of the Commander.
Previously it was assumed that the new Jeep could get the name Patriot, but the teaser refutes this information. One of its frames shows the letters ER: they may mean the return of the Commander name, which was worn by a three-row Jeep SUV. It was produced from 2005 to 2010 and was also sold in our country, and a model called Grand Commander is still available in the Chinese market.
According to Motor1, Latin America will be the main market for the new model. Previously, spies have already managed to photograph a prototype of a seven-seater car being tested on the roads of Brazilian Sao Paulo. However, the camouflage did not allow to see the details, unlike the video: judging by it, the model will not become a seven-seat “clone” of Compass, but will receive a special design with a different radiator grille and optics.
The range of new engines will include a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and a two-liter supercharged diesel engine. The first is used in the updated Compass in two variants of forcing – 130 or 150 forces (torque – 270 Nm). The Compass, refreshed for Europe, also received a hybrid powertrain based on the Quartet, but it will probably not be available for the new model.
Motor1 predicts many advanced options, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, emergency braking and blind spot monitoring. Inside, you can expect a multimedia system with a 4G modem, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an on-board Wi-Fi hotspot.
The new Jeep will premiere in the second quarter of this year, with sales starting in Brazil.
On the eve of Jeep presented an updated Compass, which in the European market received a retouched exterior and a redesigned interior.