While many have speculated that Chrysler brand is on the path of dying, due to its degrading financial trends for few past decades, apparently it is not going to stop the company from taking new shape of branding and promoting. With the Dodge Grand Caravan and Dodge Journey still showing pretty well selling numbers, it looks like the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) refuse to raise a white flag. The rumored 2021 Chrysler Commander is a strong proof that there is still a turn of hope for the Chrysler brand. If you are curious of how is this commander going to perform, check the details below to answer all your questions.
Where does the new Chrysler Commander Rumor Started?
By the end of 2018, Jeep Grand Commander, which is China based vehicle lineup by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, made a surprising announcement by stating that they would expand to the US market. Interestingly, instead of going with the original brand, they planned to repurpose the car into Chrysler to help the latter penetrate the US market.
The Grand Commander was launched in China in 2018, and expected to launch in US by late 2020 or 2021. Such rumor is actually making sense as it is beneficial to both sides if the 2021 Chrysler Commander is proven to be true. For Chrysler as example, it will open the opportunity to broader geographical market and wider brand market, as it can be added to two vehicles in Chrysler lineup.
The Engine Specs
Prior FCA chief has teased about the “significant upgrade” of Chrysler brand. They haven’t released the engine details of the vehicle. But if it is true that it is identically adapted from the China’s Jeep Grand Commander, then it will most likely not come with the V-6 engine. Instead, it will be turbocharged, with the engine of 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It will perform on 230 horsepower.
It may not be the most powerful car with 230 horsepower, but going with the mid-sized family car purpose it will perform just fine. It is also designed more towards urban driving instead of off road journey.
Exterior and Interior Details
Took way too many inspiration from the Grand Cherokee and obviously the Grand Commander, the exterior is going to be highly familiar. With utilitarian vibes looks, it has seven-slat grille. It is also has boxy appearance rather than somewhat slopping roofline. The wheel arches are squared off, and the waistline is going to be quite high. The prediction of its dimensions, according to the Grand Commander model, will be about 191.85 inches long and 110 inches wide wheelbase.
The interior layout is going to be a seven-seated design, with the third row is spacious enough to be filled with two people. There is an Air Conditioner vents on the center. The dashboard looks modern and slightly futuristic. Let us just hope that FCA is going to upgrade the eight-inch infotainment display in 2021 Chrysler Commander that is appear to be disappointing in the Jeep Grand Commander because of the unfortunate navigation display and graphics.
If things turn out to be true, then looks like the 2021 Chrysler Commander is going to solve few FCA’s problem. But one can hope instead of being the US twin version of China’s Jeep Grand Commander, it will be designed more modern, comfortable, and safe.