Jeep India is currently testing the new 7-seater version of the Compass. In the middle of next year, the car will be introduced to South America and China before it makes its way to India. As of date, it is codenamed H6 but has been rechristened as Commander in select markets. It might not get the same name in India, since Mahindra owns the trademark for Commander. According to reports, it will be called Jeep Meridian in India. The new Jeep Compass 7 Seater SUV has leaked ahead of its upcoming global debut at the end of this month.
A Jeep Commander is a seven-seater, three-row SUV. Thanks to its size, this vehicle commands a significant road presence. Recently, it was spotted on test in the streets of Lonavala near Pune and despite being heavily camouflaged, several features were spotted.
While many interior features are shared with Compass, the Commander gains a larger rear door and a stretched window line for easier access and exit for rear passengers. A large amount of overhang was also evident, providing the third row with additional headroom.
In addition to its seven-slat grille with chrome accents, wide air intakes, roof rails, and muscular bonnet, it also features new alloy wheels. New restyled bumpers and black ORVMs provide an aggressive road presence for the new Commander.
There will be space-saving features and quality infotainment systems in the cabin. We expect to see a panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats with premium upholstery, a fully digital instrument cluster with Amazon Alexa support, and a touchscreen infotainment system.
A holistic safety package will be included with the new Jeep Commander, which includes a stability control system, cruise control, hill launch control, traction control, and more. In addition, ADAS-enabled features such as automatic parking, auto braking, etc. are likely to be included.
Fiat Chrysler Automotive will produce the Jeep Commander in India at its plant in Ranjangaon, Maharashtra. The vehicle will most likely be powered by a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder MultiJet diesel engine that generates 200 horsepower. The engine will be mated to an automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual transmission. Jeep Commanders sold in other markets will be powered by ICE engines or hybrid powertrains. Four-wheel drive variants may also be available, but only for the most high-end models.