Jeep hasn’t had a big seven-seater SUV model since the Commander was discontinued in 2010, with the smaller five-seat Grand Cherokee taking the role of the company’s flagship. However, the American off-road specialist is returning to the scene with a massive land yacht called the Grand Commander.

From the sole video provided, the new model will live up to the “Grand” part of its name, with an imposing design inspired by the Yuntu Concept from last year’s Auto Shanghai show. Taking cues from the Grand Cherokee as well as the recently-facelifted Cherokee, it features slim headlights framing a broad seven-slot grille, large windows, beefy square wheel arches and U-shaped tail lights.

Not much in the way of details have been released, but the company’s Chinese website stated that the Grand Commander will come with a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Such a small engine might sound anaemic for a vehicle this big, but China imposes heavy taxes on bigger engines, so the move makes sense over there.

In the Cherokee, the mill makes 270 hp and 400 Nm of torque, and is also available with an eTorque mild hybrid system as on the Wrangler. While the Grand Commander name is likely to be exclusive to the Chinese market, Jeep will also be building a North American version with two variants with different wheelbase lengths, called the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer.