Jeep is preparing an all-new model for the China’s market. After this year’s debut of the plug-in hybrid Yuntu Concept at the Shanghai auto show, Jeep is almost ready to introduce new 3-Row seven-seat SUV. It will be named 2019 Jeep Grand Commander. The new SUV will arrive with 2.0-liter petrol engine under the hood, but there will be no surprise if the hybrid system comes as an option too.
2019 Jeep Grand Commander 3-Row SUV will probably be built on a Jeep’s Wide (CUSW) platform. It will be based on 3-row SUV Yuntu Concept with an extra seat. Judging by the drawings, the front end will be borrowed from the latest Grand Cherokee. So, big chrome grill and sharp headlights with LED daily lights can be expected.
The interior is, for now, a mystery but it will arrive with the latest infotainment system with 8.4-inch LCD touchscreen and extra gadgets for sure.
2019 Jeep Grand Commander – Powertrain
The base model of 2019 Jeep Grand Commander will be equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. It is a four-cylinder mill capable of producing around 270 horsepower. If the company decides to offer new SUV model with a diesel engine, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 can be expected. This engine delivers 240 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The transmission will probably be eight-speed automatic while AWD will be optional.
Having in mind that Chinese government motivates the production of electric vehicles it is also possible that a plug-in hybrid version comes as one of the options. The system could be borrowed from the new Wrangler. It is a 2.0 I4 DOHC DI Turbo Engine matched to a belt-starter generator. The system delivers around 290 horses which is more than petrol option. Also with the hybrid system, fuel economy and impact on the environment would be significantly improved.
So fare, information about new 3-row SUV is rather poor. However, since the official introduction of the 2019 Jeep Grand Commander is scheduled for Shanghai auto show in April next year, more data will be offered very soon.