Jeep Commander Spy Shot???
Date 2004/6/15 0:00:00 | Topic: Commander
|Disguised Jeep photo showing the Jeep Commander?|
Thanks to numerous readers for letting us know that the July, 2004 issue of Popular Mechanics (print edition only, so far) has a photo of a heavily disguised stretched Jeep in its "Detroit Spy Report" section. Here's a snippet of the text that goes along with the small photo:
This appears to be a stretched Jeep Cherokee prototype in the full armor. But what you see may not be what Jeep has planned. In fact, this is a new design for Jeep. Despite that over-the-top cover-up, it's possible to spot a number of features that help indicate the vehicles true shape. First, if you look carefully, you se the angle of the windshield is more upright than that of the newly introduced Grand Cherokee. The text goes on to mention the vehicles longer rear overhang past the rear wheels - indicating possible space for a 3rd row of seats.
The Detroit News has the exact same photo - note that the caption of the photo says that it is indeed, the Jeep Commander. A snippet from the article says:
The Jeep Commander is 4.5 inches taller than the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee and more square and upright, “bearing some resemblance to GM’s Hummer H2,” Bruynesteyn wrote. It will share the same underpinnings as the Grand Cherokee, but will have three rows of seats and should debut during the third quarter of 2005, he said. Be sure to check out the entire article and photo.