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First look: Jeep K8 or Jeep Grand Commander Discussion

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Dave Z, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. wtxiceman

    wtxiceman Well-Known Member

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    Put a Chrysler front fascia on it.
     
  2. redriderbob

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  3. Deckard_Cain

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    Glad to see them testing it in the US. The Chrysler version will probably be launched at Detroit next year no?
     
  4. Tin Man 2

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    FCA had better do a better styling job on the Chrysler version or they will have to give them away. That stretched Jeep is just bland.
     
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    While I'm sure the styling won't be the same as this Jeep, I do worry that it will be too anonymous or derivative of other current styling trends. If this crossover comes off as just "good enough", it's not going to be the success that it needs to be.
     
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  6. dodgeismycar

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    Lets hope Ralph Gilles is styling it.
     
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    Ralph doesn't style anything anymore, he just overlooks the design departments while flying around the world
     
  8. BobbiBigWheels

    BobbiBigWheels The "Front-Line" Perspective

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    Guys, don't forget how huge of an achievement it was for the Pacifica to be successful in a niche within a niche segment. I feel as though, styling-wise, FCA will be just fine. We know its interior will be world-class, FCA has proven that they do interiors right. Exterior has been hit and miss, with Cherokee and now the new Ram both providing a controversial design.
     
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  9. Tin Man 2

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    Most people I talk to like the looks and utility of the Caravan better then the upscale Pacifica. Pretty sure the Caravan out sells the new van also. IMHO the 300 was the best thing Chrysler ever did, now they are letting it die on the vine.
     
  10. mopar22

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    This right here. If it's controversial design and gets people talking it will be a good seller even if we think it won't be. They'll just do a redesign at some point to not make it a controversial like the cherokee.
     
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    The Caravan was never a looker with the current generation. The previous version was far better looking. The Pacifica looks good, but the back end could use a bit tweaking though.
     
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  12. TripleT

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    You talk to different people then i do ..... literally have never heard that. This Caravan was a styling dud from the start. And as far as a vehicle it a dinosaur compared to the new vehicle. They sell then cause their cheap and the tooling is paid for not because it’s very good anymore. Have heard several people say they would reconsider a minivan now.
     
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    I’m with you- literally never heard someone say they prefer the looks of the Caravan. Most people I know have said the Caravan and T&C never looked quite right.
     
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  14. TripleT

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    What people missed in odd idea to turn the clock back to the styling days that nearly killed the company, the 300 not withstanding, was the pictures Bob posted were not of a K8.
     
  15. Adventurer55

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    Imho, after the LH and the various cars, 94 Ram, 99 Grand Cherokee, and the 96-2007 Minivans, styling after that was very disturbing, 300 not withstanding. It wasn't until the 2009 Ram that things started to move in the right direction. My opinion.
     
  16. Tin Man 2

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    I guess style is subjective, I don't care much for the bubble look of the newer offerings. Maybe I'm just old. P.S. if the pics are not the China jeep then what is that boring thing? Very bad proportions.
     
  17. Deckard_Cain

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    I hope the styling draws inspiration from the 300.
     
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    Concerning the Jeep Commander, it seems to be riding on a Pacifica platform. I could be wrong but it would make sense to cut cost and reuse but it has length. Looking closer you can see three valve connectors and a loop (rubber hose?).

    It is a sad day for me since I grown fond of the 300. But now the wife wants a truck (2019 Ram 1500 V6 Mild Hybrid). I just don't know what to think when I cannot see another 300 next gen in the driveway.
     
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    Apparently CDJR dealers get their training to mount license plates directly from HQ
     
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