We recently talked about the 3-row Jeep Yuntu, a Chinese-only Jeep being developed to seat six and run off electricity.

Big Plans for China’s Jeep Commander

We recently talked about the 3-row Jeep Yuntu, a Chinese-only Jeep being developed to seat six and run off electricity. A lot of people thought the vehicle in question was the famed Wagoneer, but all signs pointed to an electric option for the Chinese market.

Jeep Grand Commander

Today, we’re reporting that Jeep has filed a patent for the 3-row Grand Commander. The only major departures from the Yuntu are the new name and added seating capacity, raising the limit to seven passengers. Oh, and the Grand Commander will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged gas engine with 270 horsepower. But don’t be surprised if there will be an electric version coming down the road; much like the hybrid/electric options coming for the American Wrangler JL, Jeep will bring fuel-efficient offerings to its conscious consumers in China, India, and all over the world in the coming years.

Other vehicles in China’s patent filing include the Portal and the Hyperspace. Be on the lookout for more news and upcoming Jeep models as Jeep announces updates and changes to the lineup.