Jeep Grand Commander Spied Ahead Of Official Debut; India Bound?

Jeep Grand Commander Spied Ahead Of Official Debut; India Bound?

Jeep Grand Commander has been spied in its entirety ahead of its official global debut. While we have no official confirmation, it might be the H6 7-seater SUV which is scheduled to go on sale in India in 2022 after its global debut in late 2021. However, if launched in India, the Grand Commander will carry a new name since Mahindra owns the trademark for the name. Rumours suggest that Jeep might call the 7-seater SUV ‘Patriot’ as the carmaker already owns the trademark for the name. Jeep might also choose to give the H6 SUV a completely new name.


Jeep Grand Commander

In terms of design, the Grand Commander looks similar to the Compass facelift which debuted in India earlier this year. Like the Compass, it gets a wider iteration of the 7-slat grille with chrome inserts flanked by sleek rectangular headlamps. The bumper gets a large central air dam with squared-off fog lamp housing with LED DRLs. Similarly, on the side, it gets squared-off wheel arches like the Compass. At the back, it features a huge rear windscreen sitting at the top of the connected tail lamps. That said, while the Grand Commander looks quite similar to the Compass, it has a more upright and boxy stance when compared to the Compass. 

The leaked images do not reveal anything about the interior of the Grand Commander but expect it to look similar to the Compass SUV with a huge freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, connected AC vents, panoramic sunroof, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, multi-zone AC, electronic parking brake, 360-degree camera and ventilated front seats. However, it might get some exclusive elements like a set of captain seats in the second row resulting in a 6-seater configuration. 

Under the hood, the H6 is expected to get the same 2.0-litre diesel engine as the Compass but in a higher state of tune. Producing around 200PS against the Compass’ output of 170PS and 350Nm. Transmission options are expected to include a 6-speed MT and a 9-speed automatic. While the Compass is offered with a 163PS 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine, Jeep may not offer it with the larger SUV.

Jeep has already confirmed that the H6 SUV will go on sale in India in 2022. It will take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour, Mahindra Alturas G4, Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace and the upcoming Skoda Kodiaq facelift. Prices of the 7-seater Jeep are expected to start at a premium of around 2 lakh over the Compass which retails from Rs 16.99 lakh to Rs 26.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). 



Saransh Goyal

He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars.


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