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Our First Look At The Updated 2022 Jeep® Grand Commander For China:

Our First Look At The Updated 2022 Jeep® Grand Commander For China:​

The Three-Row SUV We Don't Get In North America, Gets A Modest Update...​


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Back in October, MoparInsiders released several details on the scheduled Chinese-exclusive 2022 Jeep® Grand Commander (K8) that were in the pipeline for later this year. We are now getting our first look at this revision thanks to a series of photos that were released by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and discovered by the website AutoHome China.

 
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I’m pretty knowlegable on the Cherokee, having leased two for six years. My decision to buy my Cherokee off lease in August sums up my opinion, though not perfect, as a grocery hauler and people mover, it is a very competent, stylish, comfortable and reliable vehicle. BUT, I still believe Jeep is strapped with an “identity crisis” with the Cherokee, sadly one that the Chinese are addressing better than their American counterparts. I have advocated on these pages for months, admittedly with some proposals that could be called overreach, that going a bit longer, wider and with the utilization of one of Jeeps RWD platforms, new positioning that would vastly improve the appeal of the Cherokee in relation to its too similar and overlapping cousins the Compass and Renegade. Frankly I am confused. Why is this Grand Commander not restyled and sold as a Chrysler? Why has Jeep not addressed the overlap and identity issues with Cherokee? Hopefully with the infusion of new platforms and new thinking from Stellantis these issues will be addressed, or regrettably, Cherokee soldiers along as is and buying mine off lease will be a smart decision, one made easier because I see no reason to get into a 2022 Cherokee. Point, the Cherokee needs a big update and I don’t mean grill and tail lights.
 

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I’m pretty knowlegable on the Cherokee, having leased two for six years. My decision to buy my Cherokee off lease in August sums up my opinion, though not perfect, as a grocery hauler and people mover, it is a very competent, stylish, comfortable and reliable vehicle. BUT, I still believe Jeep is strapped with an “identity crisis” with the Cherokee, sadly one that the Chinese are addressing better than their American counterparts. I have advocated on these pages for months, admittedly with some proposals that could be called overreach, that going a bit longer, wider and with the utilization of one of Jeeps RWD platforms, new positioning that would vastly improve the appeal of the Cherokee in relation to its too similar and overlapping cousins the Compass and Renegade. Frankly I am confused. Why is this Grand Commander not restyled and sold as a Chrysler? Why has Jeep not addressed the overlap and identity issues with Cherokee? Hopefully with the infusion of new platforms and new thinking from Stellantis these issues will be addressed, or regrettably, Cherokee soldiers along as is and buying mine off lease will be a smart decision, one made easier because I see no reason to get into a 2022 Cherokee. Point, the Cherokee needs a big update and I don’t mean grill and tail lights.

I still think its funny that my Cherokee has a picture of the Grand Commander on the inside of the fuel lid
 

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I’m pretty knowlegable on the Cherokee, having leased two for six years. My decision to buy my Cherokee off lease in August sums up my opinion, though not perfect, as a grocery hauler and people mover, it is a very competent, stylish, comfortable and reliable vehicle. BUT, I still believe Jeep is strapped with an “identity crisis” with the Cherokee, sadly one that the Chinese are addressing better than their American counterparts. I have advocated on these pages for months, admittedly with some proposals that could be called overreach, that going a bit longer, wider and with the utilization of one of Jeeps RWD platforms, new positioning that would vastly improve the appeal of the Cherokee in relation to its too similar and overlapping cousins the Compass and Renegade. Frankly I am confused. Why is this Grand Commander not restyled and sold as a Chrysler? Why has Jeep not addressed the overlap and identity issues with Cherokee? Hopefully with the infusion of new platforms and new thinking from Stellantis these issues will be addressed, or regrettably, Cherokee soldiers along as is and buying mine off lease will be a smart decision, one made easier because I see no reason to get into a 2022 Cherokee. Point, the Cherokee needs a big update and I don’t mean grill and tail lights.
As an addedem to my comment, if nothing else, I do hope these pleasing styling changes and an improved and updated interior make it to the North American Cherokee. Perhaps I have to accept that Jeep has invested too much in this Cherokee and cosmetics are all I can hope for. As a Chrysler guy I will however remain hopeful that a three row Cherokee (Grand Commander) spin-off makes it to production as a Chrysler SUV. If any brand deserves this version, it is Chrysler. Maybe the Chinese should design it for us. Come on man!
 

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As an addedem to my comment, if nothing else, I do hope these pleasing styling changes and an improved and updated interior make it to the North American Cherokee. Perhaps I have to accept that Jeep has invested too much in this Cherokee and cosmetics are all I can hope for. As a Chrysler guy I will however remain hopeful that a three row Cherokee (Grand Commander) spin-off makes it to production as a Chrysler SUV. If any brand deserves this version, it is Chrysler. Maybe the Chinese should design it for us. Come on man!

Agreed.

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Apparently, there isn't even enough revenue to execute it in North America, People need to understand the development is just a small portion of total cost of a implementation. I fear, the only ways this works is by importing the parts from China and Assembling it at Belvedere, but since that hasn't even happen I guess the best hope it for it to be imported here, with new end Caps. Buick and Volvo does it. At this point it is the only chance. It was done, and ready to go and just apparently doesn't have a proper return. I know we a fans and they should just do thing out of the goodness of their hearts buy ROI is the only thing that really matters in the end.
 

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