There’s never enough SUVs these days. So, it’s no wonder that we are getting all kinds of reports about novelties for the next year. Among them, we can also find reports about the 2021 Jeep Grand Commander. This model has been introduced a couple of years ago. It competes in China and other Asian countries, mostly with models like Toyota Fortuner and Ford Everest, although we are actually talking about a unibody SUV. It is a three-row crossover, which is designed in a typical Jeep manner, which balances between space and size pretty well.
If we can rely on rumors, the next year will bring a lot of interesting novelties. According to some reports a plug-in hybrid version is on the way. Also, some sources suggest it could be offered in North America as well. At this point, these are just rumors, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Jeep Grand Commander May Come To North America
One of the biggest rumors for the next year is the one that suggests arrival in North America. If this happens, the 2021 Jeep Grand Commander would slot in between Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. Of course, the launch on the U.S. market would require a couple of modifications. One of the first that comes to mind is the removal of the third row. North American drivers don’t particularly like cramped third rows, so we would see a more expansive cargo area instead. Of course, we would probably see more features on the list of standard equipment, as well as some upgrades in terms of the interior quality.
Another thing that comes to mind is the powertrain upgrade, as the current model is available with a turbo-four engine only. As we already mentioned, a PHEV version has been rumored, though this powertrain should be offered on the Asian market as well.
2021 Jeep Grand Commander Plug-In Hybrid
Whether the 2021 Jeep Grand Commander comes to North America or not, we count on a new, PHEV powertrain option in the offer. As you may presume, the first option that comes to mind is a plug-in hybrid system from Pacifica, which is based on a V6 engine. The whole system delivers around 260 horsepower, which should provide more than respectable dynamics and overall performances. Furthermore, the popular minivan comes with a 16-kWh battery pack, so we might see something similar in this crossover. With such a capacity, we would see an all-electric range that goes over 30 miles. Other sources also suggest a new PHEV system, which would be based on a smaller and more efficient turbo-four engine. More details will be known in the near future.
On the other side, the current engine will remain in the offer and we don’t expect to see any particular change. This means that base versions will carry on with a less powerful version of a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine. It puts out around 230 horsepower. If you pick a 4WD model, you may count on a higher output, which goes over 260 horsepower. In both cases, the power is sent through a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Jeep Grand Commander Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Jeep Grand Commander won’t change too much. You may count on the same design, which follows the brand’s newest design language and comes with Jeep’s genuine styling solutions. For the next year, it’s possible to see a couple of new color options. Still, the rest is expected to remain the same. Of course, you may count on the same dimensions, which means a little bit over 110 inches in wheelbase. This provides enough space for three rows of seats, though the third row is a little bit cramped. Still, that’s a quite typical thing for the segment. For the next year, the 2021 Jeep Grand Commander should come with a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment, though we don’t expect anything significant.
2021 Jeep Grand Commander Release Date and Price
The 2021 Jeep Grand Commander is about to hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. When it comes to the price, the Chinese version currently starts at around 44.000 dollars. As you may presume, the possible U.S. version would be significantly cheaper.