FCA has been functioning on the 7-seater version of the Jeep Compass for quite a long time now. Not a long ago, it was being reported through an official Teaser that the H6 (7-seater compass) will bore it’s own individual name that would end by two letters ‘ER’, will make an exclusive debut in China first followed by other Global Markets.
The new car has been adjusted in terms of styling, and in terms of power, the vehicle is available in fuel version and plug-in hybrid version. Basically it follows the contour design of the current model, with only adjustments in the details. For example, the design of the front bumper has been changed, and the larger lower air intake grille creates a more sporty effect.
The rear bumper shape has also been adjusted, and the rear row has been moved to the bumper area. In addition, the vehicle is also equipped with connected-type taillights similar to the Grand Cherokee L and Grand Wagoneer Concept.
The Commander is likely to be a more premium and luxury offering than the standard Compass, would be even available with a 6-seater configuration. Some Highlighted features are expected to be Ventilated Front Seats, ESP, Panoramic Glassroof, 8-way powered seats with memory function, Fully-digital Instrument Cluster, Large touch screen infotainment system with plethora of connectivity options, cruise control, HDC, HLC and a lot more.
Engine and Transmission
The Grand commander is expected to powered by the same outgoing 2.0L multijet diesel Engine though with an higher output (200 bhp) instead of 174 bhp mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or 9-speed automatic Gearbox.
The 7-seater compass was being slated to make it’s India debut later this year. However, in the wake of various market shutdowns due to pandemic the debut has been postponed to May 2022. The production of the H6 is expected to commenced from April 2022.
The Name ‘Grand Commander’ or ‘Commander’ is yet to be seen weather carried forwarded to the India-spec SUV or not as Mahindra has already patented the name ‘Commander’. Upon the Launch, will compete against the likes of MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner, Ford endeavour, VW Tiguan all-space and Mahindra alturas G4.