We know that the three-row version of the Jeep Compass is coming soon, named the Commander, but now, for the first time, thanks to Jeep Brazil, we know how the interior will look. Safe to say, it looks worth every penny. The Commander will receive six-and-seven seating layouts, although the teaser shots show only the latter.
When you look closely, you will see that the Commander’s interior mirrors the Compass, but more luxuriously. The premium SUV gets suede trim on the dashboard whereas the Compass gets the leather treatment. The seats are finished in a more premium, brown leather and suede upholstery with a cross-stitching pattern.
To take it up a notch, the Commander also gets rose gold accents on the lower center console and ‘Jeep 1941’ embossed on the front armrest, a throwback to the first-ever Jeep, the Willys MB. The teaser further reveals that the second-row seats will split at a ratio of 60:40 to allow access to the third-row seats.
As far as the list of features goes, we have the 10.25-inch digital driver’s display and a 10.1-inch floating touchscreen infotainment unit, along with steering-mounted controls, cruise controls, panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, and dual-zone climate control to name a few.
Safety-wise, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electric parking brake, and ESC with some ADAS features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency braking, all are expected.
Powering the three-row SUV will be powered by a 1.3L, turbo Petrol unit for the South American markets. For India, Jeep will bring forward the 2.0L, four-pot, Multijet Diesel motor that also powers the Compass. The unit could produce around 200hp, an increase from 170hp in the Compass. Transmission duties will be handled by a 9-speed Torque Converter ‘box.
As we reported earlier, the Jeep Commander will make its global debut in the coming months. For India, the maker is expected to begin production of the Meridian in India by April next year, with the launch slated for mid-2022. When it reaches the Indian shores, it will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavor among others.