Years are passing and we are still waiting to see some novelties from Chrysler. Once among leading brands with various models in the lineup, today more something like a parent company in FCA Group. Fortunately, this will change soon, as we are about to see a brand-new 2021 Chrysler Commander. This company plans five new models in the near future, and this is the first one to come, according to moparinsiders.com.
Chrysler sees its future in crossovers only and this will be the first model to come, at least if we can rely on the latest reports. Not too many details are known about the new model, but it looks like it will borrow many design solutions from models that are already in the company’s lineup. This particularly refers to Jeep Grand Commander, which has been launched a couple of years ago, for the Chinese market. Of course, we will see various revisions, which will make this crossover suitable for the North American market. We expect to see it in late 2020/early 2021.
2021 Chrysler Commander Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the new model will use a lot of design solutions from the current Jeep models. The 2021 Chrysler Commander design will have a lot of things in common with the Chinese Grand Commander. This includes the platform and most of the mechanics. There is also a smaller, Commander, model in China, but we won’t see its iteration in North America.
The 2021 Chrysler Commander will be what we call Jeep Grand Commander in China, at least when it comes to size. The new model will also feature around 110 inches in wheelbase. It will ride on the same Compact US Wide platform, which proved itself as an excellent solution for small but off-road capable crossovers. Still, it won’t be a surprise if we see the 2021 Chrysler Commander with different suspension setup and overall design that puts more focus on the on-road ride quality than on overcoming hard terrains.
What will 2021 Chrysler Commander look like?
This is a very good question, but there is still no clear answer. Simply, we haven’t seen a testing model yet, even with a complete camouflage. Still, if we presume all those similarities with Jeep Grand Wagoneer, we may see a similar overall shape as well. Although there are no 2021 Chrysler Commander spy shots, there are some rendering photos that suggest the new model could keep a very similar overall shape, but with a new front face and aesthetics adapted to the brand called Chrysler. However, the problem is that Chrysler still needs to establish its design language.
On the other side, a smaller number of sources suggest that the 2021 Chrysler Commander might completely change the overall shape and make it sleeker and less boxy compared to the Chines crossover.
The 2021 Chrysler Commander interior is as mysterious as the exterior design. On the other side, we know what to expect in terms of size but on the other, it’s hard to talk about aesthetics. As we already mentioned, the new model will feature around 110 inches in wheelbase, while the overall length will probably go over 192 inches. With such size, we may presume that the new crossover will come standard with three rows of seats.
Still, this is a size that is somewhere between mid-size and compact segments, so the cabin will be a little bit tighter compared to most mid-size three-row SUVs in the class. We count on a lot of similarities with VW Tiguan in this aspect, as the German crossover features similar size and belongs to the same sub-segment.
2021 Chrysler Commander Engines
The Chinese Grand Commander comes with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 231 horsepower. We presume that the same engine will be offered in the new 2021 Chrysler Commander as well. Of course, the North American crossover will probably come with some additions, with some more powerful options as well. We presume it will be a new version of the 2.0-liter engine, which is good for about 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A V6 version seems possible as well.
The Chinese version has recently come with a new PHEV version. The system features an all-electric range and it is based on a turbo-four engine. However, we presume that Nort American drivers would prefer something bigger, so the same hybrid that can be found in Pacifica might be a great choice, with some minor modifications.
2021 Chrysler Commander Release Date and Price
Although many reports suggest that the new crossover is pretty much a certain thing, but we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. At this point, we can only speculate about the 2021 Chrysler Commander release date and price. We believe that the new model could arrive already in late 2020/early 2021, with the starting price that should go under 30.000 dollars.