In a significant milestone for the automotive industry in Brazil, Jeep® proudly marked the production of its 50,000th Commander at the Stellantis Automotive Pole of Goiana in Pernambuco. This achievement, attained at the close of 2023, is a testament to the rapid success the Commander has experienced since its launch.
The Commander, which is the first Jeep designed and developed in Brazil, stands out in the premium segment with its impressive features and performance. Boasting three rows of seating for seven passengers and one of the largest cargo areas in its category, the Commander has become the best-selling seven-passenger vehicle in Brazil. Notably, it led the sales of large SUVs for the second consecutive year in 2023, solidifying its position in the Brazilian marketplace.
Beyond its domestic success, the Commander has made its mark in international markets, with exports to several countries in Latin America.
Jeep also produces the Commander in India. There it wears the Meridian name for the Indian market due to trademark restrictions but continues to wear the Commander name elsewhere across the Asia-Pacific market (those units are not included in the total of the 50,000th units, which are produced in Brazil).
Based on a longer version of the popular Jeep Compass, the Commander is known for its sophistication and comfort. Offered in either a turbocharged inline-four-cylinder with front-wheel-drive (4×2) or a turbodiesel inline-four-cylinder (4×4), the Commander is also accompanied by a substantial technological package. These attributes have placed the Commander in the spotlight among its competitors in the country.
The assembly plant at the Stellantis Automotive Pole of Goiana in Pernambuco continues to be a symbol of technological advancement and is considered one of the most modern plants within the Stellantis group worldwide. Responsible for bringing back Jeep production to Brazil nine years ago, the facility has also given rise to other popular models like the Renegade and Compass. Last year, the facility celebrated the milestone of producing its 1,000,000th Jeep.