Future Models - Jeep 2018 Yuntu
Shanghai show: Jeep’s China-only Yuntu exposed
Yung money: Jeep’s new Yuntu SUV has been previewed in concept form at this year’s Shanghai motor show, complete with a six-seat arrangement and plug-in hybrid setup.
Three rows and a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Jeep’s Yuntu Concept
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21 April 2017
JEEP has shown off its Yuntu large three-row SUV concept at the Shanghai motor
show which will serve as an exclusively Chinese model and possibly become the
brand’s flagship vehicle in the burgeoning market.
Wearing the familiar seven-slot Jeep grille up, the Yuntu Concept also sports a
large and open glasshouse to invite light in, and boxy proportions – although
the exact dimensions were not disclosed.
Slimline headlights, bumper-integrated foglights, off-road underbody cladding,
wraparound tail-lights, a large tailgate opening and subtle roof rails also
characterise the Yuntu Concept, most of which is expected to be retained on the
future production version.
Inside, the Yuntu features a typically futuristic showcar interior with a
combination of woodgrain, white leather, gloss black and metallic surfaces
Suicide doors allow easy ingress and egress into its six seats configured in a
2-2-2 arrangement, both of which are expected to be replaced with traditional
doors and a seven seat 2-3-2 setup when it loses its concept status.
Power in the Yuntu comes courtesy of a plug-in hybrid setup with no details
divulged, but expect to see traditional combustion engine options when it makes
it to production sometime in the next year.
Although no further details were revealed, in China, the three-row Yuntu could
sit above the five-seat Grand Cherokee – which measures 4828mm in length,
1943mm wide, 1802 in height and has a 2915mm wheelbase.
Petrol and diesel engine choices will also likely mimic its Grand Cherokee
sibling, with a 184kW/570Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel on offer, as well as a 3.0-
and 3.6-litre atmo Pentastar petrol V6 in the Chinese market.
According to Jeep, “SUVs are the fastest-growing segment in China and the Jeep
Yuntu Concept showcases the potential for the Jeep brand to keep expanding in