Jeep’s big new three-row crossover utility vehicle, the Jeep Grand Commander, has broken cover at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show. The new vehicle was previewed by the Jeep Yuntu concept at last year’s Shanghai Auto Show, and remained under wraps for all this time, although spy photographers managed to capture prototypes on numerous occasions, and a collection of design patent drawings showcased the full exterior last May.
The Jeep Grand Commander appears to have taken a lot of its design cues from the US-market Jeep Grand Cherokee, including the shape of the headlamps, the short-and-squat seven-slot Jeep grille, and the placement of the rectangular DRLs about mid-height on the front fascia. Out back, it’s a different story, with the Jeep Grand Commander featuring thin, wrapping taillights and a pair of trapezoidal exhaust tips. The rear-most side windows turn upward at the bottom, lending it a bit of a different profile, although both share similar-looking squarish wheel arches.
At the moment, little is known about the Jeep Grand Commander’s mechanicals, but we do know that a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be available from launch. More than likely, it’s the same “Hurricane” I4 that’s found its way into the all-new Jeep Wrangler JL, producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
For a better look at the all-new Jeep Grand Commander three-row CUV for China, watch the quick intro videos above and below.