The American automaker has revealed a seven-seat version of the 2022 Jeep Commander SUV. The external and internal appearance of the novelty is in many ways similar to the Compass crossover of the current, at the moment, performance.
Jeep Commander means different things to different people. For Americans, this is a mid-size SUV (codenamed XK) that was offered until 2010, while Europeans know the same version of the car by its internal name XH and its V6 diesel engine. In China, this nickname is used by a pair of SUVs (Commander / Grand Commander) released in 2018.
We were shown a seven-seat version of the recently updated 2022 Compass that targets Latin America.
The exterior design shows that this is more than just a stretched Compass, as Jeep has gone to great lengths to give the larger Commander its own personality. The familiar seven-slot false radiator grille flanks the new, flat design headlights. They are complemented by an LED strip that serves as daytime running lights in the new bumper, where it sits directly above the fog lamps. Metallic accents here and there adorn the front of the SUV.
The side profile reveals a significantly larger cabin with an enlarged quarter glass to reflect the increased footprint of the Commander. The metal strip running along the sides of the car before moving to the C-pillar makes it look very similar to what the 2022 two-row Grand Cherokee will have.
The interior of the novelty will be in many ways similar to the Compass 2022, while the technical characteristics of the SUV have not yet been disclosed. The 2.0-liter engine is rumored to provide around 200 horsepower from a nine-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the newly developed 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine is expected to produce 185bhp. power and 270 Nm of torque thanks to a six-speed automatic transmission and optional 4×4.