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2007-01-23 08:16

The big Jeep Commander is now available with diesel power

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Jeep
Model Commander
Engine 3-litre V6 CDR
Power 160kW
Torque 510Nm
Transmission 5-speed Auto
Jeep's first vehicle offering three-row seating for up to seven occupants, Commander, is now available with Common Rail Diesel (CRD) power in Limited and Sport variants.

DaimlerChrysler's Guy Franken said "Since the launch in May 2006, Commander has proven to be very popular with the buyers of seven seat SUV's. In our most recent sales month, December 2006, Commander sold more than 80 units. With the addition of the diesel powerplant to the range, sales of the large Jeep are set to grow further".

It gets the same 3-litre V6 diesel from the Grand Cherokee range.

Maximum power is 160 kW and peak torque is a massive 510 Nm available from 1 600 to 4 000 r/min.

The 3-litre CRD engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission.

It also features Jeep's Quadra-Drive II four-wheel-drive transfer case system with Electronic Limited Slip Differentials - front and rear.

Safety features available on Commander include advanced multi-stage front air bags, supplemental side-curtain air bags for all three rows, seat belts equipped with pre-tensioners and retractors, and BeltAlert, a buckle-up reminder system for the driver.

Active safety features on Commander include:

  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
  • Brake Assist System
  • Advanced Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Tyre pressure monitor display
  • ParkSense Rear Back-up System
  • Rain-sensitive wipers
  • Alarm and immobiliser

    The Commander 3-litre CRD Limited is priced at R519 900 and the Sport edition is priced at R439 900.

    The Jeep range of vehicles is covered by a comprehensive three-year/100 000 km mechanical warranty and a full maintenance plan also extended to three-year/100 000km.

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