For most carmakers, China is definitely one of the most challenging markets these days. The world’s biggest population is also the fastest growing car market in the world. Still, the fact is that drivers from this part of the world have a little bit different preferences, compared to North American or European drivers. Therefore, it’s not strange at all to see lots of models designed especially for this part of the world, in an era where globally-designed models dominate. The 2019 Jeep Yuntu will be one of the biggest additions in the next year. Introduced as a concept crossover about t year ago, this model is finally about to enter serial production. Of course, expect a bunch of modifications, but the core design should remain the same.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Design
In terms of base design characteristics, it is enough to say that this will be the company’s new flagship crossover on the Chinese market. In practice, this means a seven-seat luxury crossover, full of equipment and with plenty of power. When it comes to overall design, the new model will share a lot with the Chrysler Pacifica. The two models will share not just powertrain, but most of the mechanics as well, despite the fact we are talking about different types of vehicles.
The styling should closely resemble the concept version. This means an evolution of the Jeep’s current design language. Of course, some modifications will definitely come, which would make the model more production-friendly. Also, expect that this styling layout will serve as inspiration of the next-generation Grand-Cherokee and other upcoming models from Jeep.
We should definitely see a lot of changes compared to what we have seen in the concept version. Though the modern technology is in a rapid advance, we doubt that the Jeep Yuntu concept interior will carry on to serial production. We have no doubt that the new model will be very luxurious. However, the concept’s layout definitely doesn’t look production friendly at the moment.
Completely digital controls, large screens at the center stack and instrument cluster, wood trim and other luxury features definitely won’t come. Still, we have no doubt that the overall layout will come in a pretty similar manner, with three rows of seating and lots of hi-end materials. Various reports also suggest a long-wheelbase version in the offer, which is a pretty common thing on the Chinese market.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Powertrain
This aspect is still a mystery, despite the fact that we know all the basic things about the 2019 Jeep Yuntu powertrain. Without any doubt, the new crossover will come as a plug-in hybrid. Most likely, we will see a system that is similar to what we can see in the relatively new Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan comes both in gasoline and plug-in hybrid version, and the latter one features an interesting combination of V6 engine and electric motors with a battery pack.
This combination results in a max output of 260 horsepower. It seems like a pretty decent amount for a new crossover. Besides smooth ride, this system is characterized by very good mpg ratings. For example, this minivan returns around 33 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. We could expect similar numbers from the new crossover as well.
When will 2019 Jeep Yuntu arrive?
We can’t say more precise details about the 2019 Jeep Yuntu release date, though latest reports suggest sales should start pretty soon. The 2019 Jeep Yuntu price is yet to be announced.