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Jeep Grand Commander?

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Dec 13, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

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    Back in April, Allpar’s Mike Volkmann showed images of a new Jeep for China, a seven-passenger crossover that started out as an extended-length Cherokee but seems to have moved on from there.

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    The crossover matched by the Jeep K8 and Yuntu, and new patent sketches reveal essentially the same vehicle Michael shared with us back in April. The name won’t be Yuntu, though; according to Aussie publication CarAdvice, it’ll be “Grand Commander.”

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    Allpar insiders expect a version of the Grand Commander to be made in the United States — but not as a Jeep, since it may not hit Jeep’s off-road requirements (and, for that matter, would sit awkwardly alongside the Grand Cherokee). The American version would be a Chrysler, built alongside the Cherokee in Belvidere, Illinois.

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    The primary powertrain is expected to be the new eTorque system, debuting in the Jeep Wrangler JL; in the lighter crossover, it should be a strong, responsive powerplant. Given the antecedents of the vehicles, a V6 might be possible, but there are no guarantees.

    Read the whole post here.
     
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  2. Zagnut27

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    I don’t think the Commander nameplate would be a good idea here in the States especially after the unfortunate demise of the previous Commander and the “not fit for human consumption” remarks. It’s probably best if that name stays over in China. Let that dog keep right on sleeping....
     
  3. CherokeeVision

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    Chrysler Commandant.
     
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    Or stay with the nautical theme and do the Chrysler Admiral.
     
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  5. redriderbob

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  6. DAGAR

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    so long as they stay away from the "Chrysler Fleet" ba dum bum! :p
     
  7. DAGAR

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    now that's strange - they look similar! :eek::p nice job hitting all the angles...
     
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  8. BASONE88

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    Hey, Hee, hee, there's still a chance Chrysler could get back in to nautical..
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    They are similar, those are the patent drawings for K8.... errr Grand Commander.
     
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    2019-Lincoln-Nautilus-955.jpg

    Lincoln already has with Navigator and the new 2019 Lincoln MKX errr Nautilus...
     
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    I don't think they would name the Chrysler the "Grand Commander". That name is probably reserved for the overseas Jeep. I, for one, don't think that the Commander name has been "tarnished" to the extent that it could not be used for a vehicle that is good.
     
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  13. Deckard_Cain

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    Name it Chrysler Atlantic. :p
     
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    Done. No just kidding! I still expect that Pacifica derived CUV to be the Atlantic. Might see Voyager come back on the K8 Derived Journey replacement.
     
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    The Chrysler WE ARE STILL A BRAND SUV. That has a nice ring to it. I'd buy that.... I'd buy twenty for my fleet yard of rental cars. ;-) j/k obviously.
     
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    I don't understand the dislike for the old Commander, I had a new 2006 and I really liked it. Maybe my favorite vehicle ever.
     
  17. page2171

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    Hopefully they can disguise the length of the nose when they design the Chrysler version.
     
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    Got to meet the government crash test standards. The only problem is in China I don't think they have any crash test standards! LOL.

     
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    Hopefully they can make it attractive also.
     
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    That would be nice, too.
     

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