21 February 2006

New Jeep Commander launched

Off-roader is slightly bigger than a Grand Cherokee

Jeep Commander

School run mums treat their SUVs like command vehicles, so Jeep has tailored the name of its new 4x4 to suit. Meet the Commander.

Broadening the Jeep repertoire, the Commander has seven seats, with the rear pair folding away to leave a large boot.

The Commander is only a couple of inches longer than a Grand Cherokee, so off-road ability has not been sacrificed too much at the altar of space.

Full-time four-wheel drive keeps a grip on things, while buyers can choose between a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine or whup-ass 5.7 V8 petrol unit.

Sales of the Commander start in April and prices start at £27,490 for the V6 turbodiesel Predator model and £34,490 for the V8 Limited.

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