2018 Jeep Grand Commander spied in hot weather testing

2018 Jeep Grand Commander hot weather testing

The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander has been spied in camouflaged prototype form, during hot weather testing in Alice Springs.

The new large SUV is aimed at the Chinese market, and initially will only go on sale there, but you can expect it to branch out to North American and European markets later on.

Spied by an eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader, the new seven-seat Jeep is set for sale later in the year, with its production form debut likely to bow during the Beijing motor show in April.

What is the Jeep Grand Commander?

You may remember, last month we brought you news of the Grand Commander’s patent filing in China.

Jeep Grand Commander patent drawing rear three quarter

That confirmed the existence of a large, seven-seat Jeep, which was styled similar to the Jeep Yuntu Concept back in April of last year.

It will likely be powered by the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor which will find its way under the bonnet of the Jeep Wrangler.

While it seems like a small engine, it’s to suit fuel emissions laws that are very strict in China.

Again, a smaller, higher powered engine will also suit European demands, while America (if it takes the Grand Commander) will most likely use the 3.6-litre V6 petrol.

A Hemi-powered SRT version may also happen down the track.

Once the Jeep Grand Commander is unveiled in China, we’ll bring you the full details.

To read more Jeep SUV news, click here.

Source: CarAdvice

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