(autoinsidernews) вЂ" Chrysler is expected to stop production of its three-row Jeep Commander SUV after the 2009 model year, according to The Detroit News. Sources from both the UAW and suppliers are saying that the Commander will go out of production in 2008, at the end of the 2009 model year.cited by the Detroit News.
We removed the Commander from our forecast after the 2009 model year, said Jeff Schuster, forecasting analyst with California-based J.D. Power and Associates.
Jeep sold over 88,000 Commanders in 2006, but required heavy dicounts averaging nearly $8,000 for the last four months of 2006. Jeep's largest SUV didn't bring in a significant number of new buyers, with sales mostly cannibalized from the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep sold 139,148 Grand Cherokee's last year, which was down 75,000 units from 2005, reports Trend.