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CommanderNew York Auto Show to Showcase Commander and Test Track
Posted by mike on 2005/3/16 0:00:00 (725) reads

What's better than seeing the Commander? How about driving it on an offroad test track

(from a DaimlerChrysler press release)

Back by popular demand, Camp Jeep® New York and the Jeep Trail Rated® Test Track return to the Big Apple for an encore performance at the Jacob K. Javits Center during the New York International Auto Show (NYAS). 

Bigger and better than ever, the 45,000-square-foot display boasts a new 20-foot hill climb, 37 New York-area bands, the Jeep Life Card consumer VIP program and a special Jeep Kidz area. The interactive Jeep® display will give consumers an opportunity to truly experience the world’s most capable 4x4 vehicles and the lifestyle that goes with them. Chrysler Group is the only automotive manufacturer to offer on-site test drives at auto shows.

The all-new 2006 Jeep Commander - the first ever seven-passenger, three-row Jeep vehicle - will make its debut and join the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Liberty on the Trail Rated test track, which will showcase the Jeep brand's off-road capabilities, including traction, articulation, ground clearance, maneuverability and water fording. Ten vehicles will operate on the test track at any given time and an additional 26 vehicles will be on display, including the Jeep Commander, Jeep Gladiator and Jeep Hurricane.

“People want to do more than just look at vehicles, they want an experience to remember,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for the Chrysler Group. “At the Jeep display, event goers will see the vehicles inside and out, feel their capabilities and get a taste of the lifestyle that goes with the brand.”


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Carter
Check out the description on xkjeeps.com. It lists under
key features axles FRONT and rear! Am I dreaming or
will this have solid axles?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Carter
Hey, I just noticed that this thing has a stepped roof like
a landrover!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Richard
Per the stepped-up roof, the reason is that the second row seats are elevated higher than the first row, and the third row is higher than the second, they call it "stadium seating".

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Here is my comment
I know the Rescue in its pure concept form was over the top, but they could have used the Rescue's body and styling on the chassis they are using for this thing.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Thanks RUBI....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
I think the newer spy photos, although not completely unmasked, give a better view of the Commander's dimensions.

Also, I like the SRT-8. Although I would never own it as my primary Jeep, I sure wouldn't mind taking it for a spin. I am glad to see that it will be 4WD (albeit the single speed Quadra Trac system).

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
The 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 unveiled before America’s
soccer mommy public on Live with Regis and Kelly, Friday March
18th:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_srt8.htm

"Nothing beats Jeep’s new jacked-up, high performance 'Mall-
rated' station wagon."

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Ron
Who the hell cares what the Commander looks like. Lets see the spy pictures of the Tk. If you want to buy a land yacht then be my guest but I could care less. Bring on the TK

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Sorry Mike, Please refund my money; I am not interested. As I stated in prior posts I would rather have the XJ...there is no comparison-even from Jeep on the one original midsize SUV. XJ started this craze and remains true as time goes by. The durabilty,function and offroad finesse that was paramount in that marque proves what Jeepers have known for so long..There truly is only one Jeep. If I wanted a supersize Jeep I know where to go. That would be to Texas..to find one of many shining examples of the REAL Jeep master...Grand Wagoneer. Leather,V8,and enough chrome to choke a horse. If the wonderkind at Jeep maybe considered putting woodgrain applique on the new Commander...THEN I might just be interested in it...............

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Mike
This should satisfy ALL of those howling for that 'classic Cherokee XJ styling'.

'One XJ please'---'Would you like that Super-Sized, Mr. O.O.J.?'

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
OnlyOneJeep, yes they will be open Easter Sunday. From the www.autoshowny.com web site:

Show Hours Speciality Exhibits Tent
LAST TWO DAYS-SATURDAY AND SUNDAY! HQ Custom Design Presenting: 2004 Mercedes S-500 Luxury Personal Limo, which features such unique features as Maybach style recliner seating, electronically tint-changing partition glass, electrically operated shades, creme-de-la-creme audio and video systems as well as Lorinser body kit, leather, suede and other luxury upgrades. Newport Convertibles showing a custom convertible Chrysler 300C and a Scion! ENTER TO WIN ON FRIDAY APRIL 1st ONLY! CONFEDERATE MOTORCYCLE & Men\'s Journal Magazine will be on site giving you the opportunity to win a Confederate F124 Hellcat (list price: $61,800). The bike will be on display until Sunday April 3rd.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
Xkjeeps.com has a new commander spy pic, its blue and shows alot of skin!!! Click on the picture of the rear to get the front picture, I think this commander will sell very well...Why????? It looks very different from whats currently offered on the market and of course its a jeep!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
New York bound on the 27th//// OOOOHHHHH, I can't wait to see the new Commander....and maybe a peek at the new TK??? only could hope. Bring it on!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
Thank god those damn square lights were just some artist poor dream. 0IIII0

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: TKWrangler
Havnt seen any... if there is video of a proto-type TK on tv, then why isnt there at least a single shot anywhere on the web?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
sorry, i thought nobody wanted them, I'll get back to it.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: diesel
I thought someone was going to post pictures of the Tk. What's up?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
Can the ss trailblazer do 0-60 in the low 5 second range?????? I really doubt it.....chevy thinks a corvette engine is the answer to lackluster sales?????

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Just wishful thinking... the XK is based off of the WK platform, that means IFS - no way around that.

Another note, Chevy just released its Trailblazer SS with a 391 hp 6.0L LS2. No match for the 425 hp 6.1L Grand Cherokee SRT8!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
look at the side view, they just look small at a angle

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Eric
Outside of all the complaints that have been logged up to now, did anyone notice how incredibly small those back doors are - they expect that to be access for all the passengers in the 2nd and 3rd rows?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
That step is the so-called "Command-View" sun roof...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Great concept? If I remember, that fuel-cell/electric 5 seater(?) was just to demonstrate alternative fuel capabilities. There was never any intention to produce such a vehicle. The production Commander has an entirely different intent with no relation to the concept a few years back.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Here is my comment
Jeep blew it again, great concept lame ugly production model. Looks like I'll be sticking with Nissan and a new Xterra, or Toyota FJ in the future because from what I see here I doubt the 4 door Wrangler will be anything that great either, the next generation Wrangler concept will probably be incredible though.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
Jeep has put a little teaser on the front of their site about the Commander.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WooHoo
I welcome the Land Yacht from Jeep....its desperately needed in the Jeep Line-up....The TJ and upcoming version in 07 will not keep Jeep afloat....bring it on and the Gladiator.......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
There is some kind of silver trim piece on either side of the window. Almost like a grab handle??

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Looking at this photo, it reminds me so much of the 2001 midnight blue Cherokee Limited I loved. I really think I am going to want one of these. I have a GC now and going back to a XJ size would be hard but this just may be in my future.
New spy shot-
http://www.xkjeeps.com/photos/2006_commander_005r.jpg

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
I am very surprised by all the different comments. The photo shop pictures we have been seeing don't give the the commander any justice. The latest pictures are really growing on me. As far as using the rescue's body that would not have worked unless you stretched it for 3rd row...And the ram undercarage would make the commander another worst in class for handling...Think commander...think A strong competitor for even landrover!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
The current Commander was under development before the Rescue ever apppeared. The Commander has always intended as a family-oriented, off-road capable vehicle. It was designed so that the Grand Cherokee could keep its more agile, smaller dimensions. The Commander is designed to fill the need for a seven-passenger vehicle in the Jeep lineup.

The Rescue was designed as a super-duty off-road vehicle. The concept would be out of most Jeep fan budgets due to all the off-road technology and gadgetry that were included. It was geared towards public service organizations.


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Here is my comment
Great concept = Rescue which obviously wont be built thanks to this heap.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Thanks RUBI....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
Thanks RUBI....

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jeeper
Great concept? If I remember, that fuel-cell/electric 5 seater(?) was just to demonstrate alternative fuel capabilities. There was never any intention to produce such a vehicle. The production Commander has an entirely different intent with no relation to the concept a few years back.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
Autospies.com shows a new, partially covered shot of the
Commander:

http://www2.autospies.com/article/index.asp?articleId=4177

I, especially, love their caption:

“Is it just us or does this thing look like a Jeep Cherokee Classic
gone wrong!

Inside word from our dealer contacts is that they are pretty
disappointed with the design as well.

The Spies were told from an anonymous dealer that when they
were at the dealer meeting were it was introduced, they thought
it was a joke when they brought it out saying that this was it!

They thought another truck would surface a few minutes later
and it would be a big joke.

When nothing was shown, they finally realized that this REALLY
was the truck.

They told us the room got REAL quiet after that.

We're also told that this truck will be platform for the next
Mercedes G-Class.”

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: WTJ
Autospies.com shows a new, partially covered shot of the
Commander:

http://www2.autospies.com/article/index.asp?articleId=4177

I, especially, love their caption:

“Is it just us or does this thing look like a Jeep Cherokee Classic
gone wrong!

Inside word from our dealer contacts is that they are pretty
disappointed with the design as well.

The Spies were told from an anonymous dealer that when they
were at the dealer meeting were it was introduced, they thought
it was a joke when they brought it out saying that this was it!

They thought another truck would surface a few minutes later
and it would be a big joke.

When nothing was shown, they finally realized that this REALLY
was the truck.

They told us the room got REAL quiet after that.

We're also told that this truck will be platform for the next
Mercedes G-Class.”

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: OnlyOneJeep
A few posters here plan on attending the Jeep site at New York AS on sun the 27March...That's Easter...Are/Is anybody even going to be there...Are they even open that day? I just realized it was Easter..or is it not?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
I am in the process of getting the tk photos off my video tape

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
I meant to say back window. The wheel flanges look larger also.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
I spotted one noticable difference between the camoflagued Commander showed on the Autoweek site and the silver "Commander" shown on the previous posting on this site. The rear door on the silver one has one-piece glass on the rear doors. The spy shot on Autoweek showed the more believable non-movable piece at the rear of the door.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Transpower
Today's Wall Street Journal has a big article on the Jeep Commander, but it shows a picture of the Rescue!

I'm definitely going to the NYC Auto Show on the 27th to test drive both the JGC and the Commander; this will be extremely interesting and I'll report back here. I've been waiting for DHS? Do you think the vehicles at the show will have it?

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Jon
Check out Ron's link. It shows the back end of the Commander. Almost undisguised. I just want to know how much!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Carter
tkwrangler,

I don't know why there aren't any shots on the web but
me and jason both saw them on that motorweek
program.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Ron
There are some news pics up on Autoweek. Here is the link.

http://autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101993


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Klink
Get on with the gladiator! Jeep has got enough SUV's we need a jeep pickup again.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
Has anyone got the photos of the 2007 wrangler spy pics from motorweek???? I have very bad ones I should have betters ones later this week.
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