Jeep Commander gets the new Blackhawk edition globally

Jeep has introduced a special Blackhawk edition of the Meridian SUV for the Brazilian market, known locally as the Commander, ahead of the Meridian facelift’s anticipated release in India. The Commander Blackhawk features a Carbon Black monotone exterior with options like Sting Grey and Polar White complemented by a contrasting black roof. Notable design elements include 18-inch gloss black alloy wheels with red brake callipers and dark chrome accents replacing the standard chrome details on the grille, headlights, and window line.

Inside, the cabin sports a sleek all-black theme with black suede inserts on the dashboard and upholstery, while the front seats boast unique ‘Blackhawk’ motifs for added exclusivity.

Globally, the Blackhawk variant is equipped with a potent 2.0-litre petrol engine generating 272bhp and 400Nm of torque. However, if the Commander Blackhawk is introduced in India, it is likely to utilize the brand’s 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 168bhp and 350Nm, paired with manual and automatic transmissions.

Previously, Jeep offered special versions like the ‘Upland’ and ‘X’ editions based on the Limited (O) and Limited Plus trims in India. Given the positive response to the Meridian, Jeep India might consider bringing the Commander Blackhawk to cater to the evolving preferences of SUV enthusiasts in the country.