2007 Commander Debut

Date 2006/9/5 12:57:00 | Topic: Commander

(from a Chrysler Group press release)

The Jeep® Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats; now, more passengers — seven total — can visit more places to enjoy its go-anywhere, do-anything capability. Complementing the Commander Sport and Commander Limited models in 2007 is the Jeep Commander Overland model. The Overland model features platinum-chrome exterior accents and wood, leather and suede interior accents, making the Overland the most luxurious Commander ever.

“With more room and more capability than other seven-passenger 4x4 vehicles, Jeep Commander offers owners an extra dose of freedom and adventure, both on- and off-road,” said George Murphy, Senior Vice President – Global Marketing, Chrysler Group. “And because it is engineered by Jeep, there is no doubt that the 2007 Jeep Commander is the most capable vehicle in its segment today.”

The Jeep brand has been building industry-leading 4x4 vehicles for 65 years. The Jeep Commander has Jeep’s legendary off-road capability combined with on-road driving comfort. As a result, the 2007 Jeep Commander is the most capable seven-passenger 4x4. And, of course, it’s Jeep Trail Rated®.

“WHAT’S NEW FOR 2007”
New Models

* Commander Sport (New name)
* Overland

Exterior

* Five new colors: Red Rock Crystal, Light Graystone, Steel Blue Metallic, Jeep Green Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic
* Power liftgate
* Body color matching door handles on Commander Sport
* Overland model includes:
o Front tow hooks
o Bodyside moldings with platinum finish
o Front fascia with platinum finish appliqué
o Wire lattice grille with platinum finish surround
o Overland liftgate badge
o Platinum finish on roof rack side rails
o Outside mirrors with matching body color
o Liftgate license brow with platinum finish
o D-pillar appliqué/handle with platinum finish

Interior

* Matching interior color cup holders
* Body color door handles — Commander Sport
* Diamond plate pattern console shifter bezel — Commander Sport
* Overland model includes:
o Leather-wrapped center floor console lid
o Lower center stack bezel — real wood design
o Center floor console bezel — real wood design
o Front door switch bezels — real wood design
o Leather-wrapped steering wheel with wood inserts
o Leather-wrapped shifter knob
o Leather-wrapped door grab handles
o Seats — suede with Yuma leather two-tone combination with embroidered Overland logo
o Mopar®-designed “cross-car” cargo net
o Front and rear Berber floor mats (no third-row mat)

Powertrain /Chassis

* 4.7-liter V-8 Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) (not available in ME, NY, VT, CT, CA)
* Electronic Throttle Control (ETC) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) standard on 3.7-liter engine
* Quadra-Trac I® Standard on V-6 4WD
* Quadra-Trac II® Standard on 5.7-liter 4WD (late availability)
* Quadra-Drive II® optional on 5.7-liter engine
* Remote start
* Overland model includes:
o 18-inch platinum-clad aluminum wheels (Jan. ’07)
o P245/60R18 BSW Goodyear Fortera tires (Jan. ’07)

Safety & Security

* ParkView™ Rear Back-up Camera
* Active turn signals — “Three-blink Lane Change”

DESIGN

Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President – Design, Chrysler Group: “Jeep Commander’s design influences are taken from a well-established heritage. The Jeep Commander is an SUV with classic Jeep styling, a flexible three-row seating package and a dramatic departure from the Jeep Grand Cherokee.”




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