Jeep had announced at the beginning of this year that it is planning to expand its portfolio in India. Also, it will start local assembly of a number of its products. In a bid to do all that, Jeep was to launch 4 new products in our market by the end of 2022. Now, whether these plans are still in place due to the ongoing pandemic, needs to be seen. However, as promised, Jeep did launch the updated Compass in our market. Soon followed the India-assembled Wrangler which saw a substantial price drop as a result. Jeep has delivered on its promise so far, but now, we might see some new products, for instance, the 7-seat version of the Compass, likely to be named, the Commander. What exactly that might entail, let us find out.
7-Seat Jeep Compass – Commander – Expected Exteriors
While the overall trademark of the American luxury SUV brand will likely remain intact with the upcoming Commander as well, there will be substantial changes on the outside to distinguish it from the regular Compass. Obviously, this will be, essentially, an extended wheelbase version of the Compass. The front will most likely feature the trademark seven slat upright grille with chrome inserts, the bumpers will be redesigned and sporty, there will be LED Headlamps and DRLs like with most modern cars. The sides will feature large wheel arches, a long side body to accommodate the third-row seating, roof rails, accentuated window belt and sturdy side body panels. The rear will house the LED taillamp unit, roof spoiler and a redesigned bumper. Overall, there will be similarities to the current-gen Compass, at least on the outside.
7-Seat Jeep Compass – Commander – Expected Interiors and Features
The interiors of the current-gen Jeep Compass were completely different from the last-gen. There was a noticeable difference and upgrade in the quality and design of the interiors of the Compass. Continuing that trend, the interiors of the Commander will also be model and might be in line with the latest Jeep Compass with all the latest Connected Car Tech from Jeep, Digital Touchscreen Infotainment Systems, Digital Instrument Cluster, Sport Steering Wheel with Audio and other Controls, high quality fit and finish on the dashboard and door panels, Panoramic Electric Sunroof and plenty of other comfort features. There will be a plethora of safety equipment on offer as well.
7-Seat Jeep Compass – Commander – Expected Engines, Prices & Rivals
The Jeep Commander will likely come with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is also present in the current-gen Compass. However, in the Commander, it will make around 200 hp and might come with either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic gearbox option. Needless to mention, being a Jeep, the Commander will most likely come with a 4×4 driver system with a lot of off-roading tech and equipment. That is what Jeep is globally famous for. The prices of the Jeep Commander will definitely be north of Rs 30 lakh, ex-showroom and might even go up to Rs 38 lakh price point for the top trims. This places the premium SUV directly in the zone of products like the popular Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, MG Gloster and recently launched Isuzu mu-X. All these are 7-seat SUVs with plenty of off-roading tech to power you through almost any terrain.
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