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First Grand Commander images released

Despite being exclusively a crossover/SUV brand, Jeep is mysteriously absent from the three-row SUV segment. That’s about to change…but only in China. Jeep just released the first official look at the plus-size Grand Commander SUV.

More from The Drive:

http://www.thedrive.com/truck-stop/17870/first-official-images-surface-of-jeep-grand-commander

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PHOTOS: 2019 Jeep Cherokee redesign

A softened Jeep KL Cherokee debuted Tuesday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Click through the photos above, then read my first thoughts here.

A slightly better face — I’ll have more thoughts soon …

Well, this should be interesting — I hope.

Revisiting the rebel without a clue #TBT

In recognition of this #ThrowbackThursday, here are some thoughts I shared in 2015 about Jeep’s new Renegade. I still need to write up my behind-the-wheel review of our recent rental Jeep experience, but these thoughts detail where Jeep  missed the mark with its marketing of the Renegade:

 

The Jeep Renegade, based on the Fiat 500L platform, is the seven-slot-grille brand’s latest attempt at a desirable small car. Though initial response was lackluster, it’s still possible the perpetually blind squirrel may finally have found a nut. Its shared architecture offers economies of scale in a crowded market niche that includes intimidating competitors such as the Nissan Juke, Chevrolet Trax, Kia Soul and even the Buick Encore.

Unlike Jeep’s latest small-car featherweights, Compass and Patriot (the latter of which could’ve made a true successor to the original XJ Cherokee with a few tweaks), Renegade comes nicely appointed and sporting — no, oozing — attitude. It also comes at a time when the micro-car market is booming …

 

Read my full thoughts here.