Share Download Print Jeep® Commander Heritage NOTE: View the 2006 Jeep Commander Heritage timeline in PDF format to the right under Attached Files. August 7, 2005 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - One look at the new 2006 Jeep® Commander's upright posture and classic lines and you will know that its design theme is nothing but pure Jeep. That's because designers reflected on the Jeep brand's six-plus decades for inspiration. Design cues were used from classic Jeep vehicles such as the Willys Station Wagons (1946 to 1962), the Jeep Wagoneer (1963 to 1991), and especially the Jeep Cherokee (1984 to 2001). While different in many ways, each of these vehicles shared important similarities; taut lines, sharp angles and planar surfaces. It was from this incomparable Jeep heritage that an SUV was conceived with classic Jeep styling in an unmistakably modern package.