Competitor Toyota Highlander and VW Teramont from Jeep enters the market

Competitor Toyota Highlander and VW Teramont from Jeep enters the market

April 18, 2018 1 By autotimesnews

Seven-seat all-road Grand Commander is equipped with a gasoline turbo engine, the model is available with front or all-wheel drive.

In China, announced the launch of sales of the new crossover Jeep Grand Commander. The precursor of this model is the concept Yuntu – the local division of the brand introduced last year. In Jeep, they say that the all-terrain vehicle is intended only for the Chinese market, its production is established in the Chinese city of Changsha at the joint venture joint venture FCA and GAC. The company also manufactures Jeep Compass, Renegade and Cherokee. However, it is possible that in case of success of the novelty in China, it will then reach other countries.

According to preliminary data, the Grand Commander is built on the platform Compact US Wide with a transverse arrangement of the engine and the main front drive, which also underlies the Jeep Cherokee. The length of the Grand is 4,873 mm, width – 1,892 mm, height – 1,738 mm, wheelbase – 2,800 mm. While the car is only available with a seven-seater saloon, the seats are arranged according to the scheme 2 + 3 + 2. As noted by Chinese media, later the model will have a five-seat version – just Commander. However, Jeep did not confirm this information.

The crossover is available with the petrol four-cylinder turbo engine 2.0T I4 DOHC. The motor has two variants of power: 234 or 265 hp. In the first case, the maximum torque is 350 Nm, in the second – 400 Nm. The engine is combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission ZF. Grand Commander with 234-horsepower engine – front-wheel drive, the model with a more powerful engine has a coupling coupling rear wheels. Next year, the novelty may have a hybrid modification, but details about the installation of this Jeep yet.

The list of equipment for the base Grand included: 18-inch wheels, climate control, multimedia system with voice control, cruise control, front and side airbags, curtain airbags, car park. For top-end crossframe, there are: Nappa leather upholstery, panoramic roof, heated first and second row seats, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance systems, exit warning from the occupied band and monitoring of blind areas, non-contact opening of the luggage compartment.

In the Jeep lineup, the novelty occupied a niche between Cherokee and Grand Cherokee: the Grand Commander with a 234-horsepower engine and front-wheel drive costs 279,800 – 291,800 yuan; All-wheel drive crossover with a 265-horsepower engine will cost 299 800 – 409 800 yuan. Cherokee in China costs from 209,800 yuan, Grand Cherokee – from 559,900 yuan.

The main competitors of the new Jeep will be Toyota Highlander (4 890/1 925/1 720 mm, wheelbase – 2,790 mm) and Volkswagen Teramont (5 039/1 989/1 773 mm, wheelbase – 2,980 mm). The price of the “Japanese” starts from the mark of 239,800 yuan, “German” costs from 308,900 yuan. Toyota model in China can also be bought only with a four-cylinder turbo engine 2.0 (8AR-FTS series, 220 hp, 350 Nm), but in the VW Teramont range there is a turbocharged gasoline engine EA390 V6 2.5 (299 hp, 500 Nm ) Is a new engine, it is provided only for the Chinese version of Theramont.