The popular manufacturer is currently working on the 2019 Jeep Yuntu three-row hybrid SUV, although the new PHEV is unlikely to come to the United States. Our enthusiastic sources have spied this mule for the first time, and it appears to be wearing a dense clock of camo.
Worth noting, the Yuntu was initially featured in April this year at the Shanghai Auto Show. The new three-row luxury SUV consists of a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
2019 Jeep Yuntu – Features and Expectations
The future Jeep Yuntu is slated to fill a significant hole for the Fiat Chrysler. The reason is that FCA offers only a handful of green vehicles while Jeep hasn’t had a hybrid model before in its lineup. Although we’re unlikely to see the new Jeep Yuntu on the US soil. Our sources indicate that its powertrain and architecture may be utilized to create Chrysler’s three-row plug-in crossover for America.
The incoming Jeep Yuntu will ride on an extended version of the current Fiat Chrysler’s uni-body platform. The 4×4 capability is non-negotiable for Jeep. Nonetheless, the automaker may also offer 2WD as well given that this vehicle is geared toward luxury-minded urban dwellers.
Independent rear suspension
As per our spy images, we realize that the impending Jeep Yuntu will include an independent rear suspension. The Yuntu concept that was revealed in Shanghai featured multiple infotainment screens on each seat-back, suicide doors as well as an adjustable cabin that enabled face-to-face seating. We, however, doubt if these specs are going to become available in the incoming model.
The exterior design of the Jeep Yuntu relatively mirrors its concept, though. Also, we can see a rather upscale mix of Compass and Cherokee cues in the 2019 Jeep Yuntu three-row hybrid SUV. Some of its prominent aspects include the slim LED lamps, a miniature greenhouse and a chunky D-pillar.
2019 Jeep Yuntu – Borrows the Chrysler Pacifica’s plug-in hybrid system
When the Yuntu was presented for the first time, the automaker asserted that it could be powered by a pure electric motor for a short while. A logical assumption, at this point, is that the incoming 2019 Jeep Yuntu borrows the Chrysler Pacifica’s plug-in hybrid system.
The Pacifica derives its juice from a 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar in combination with two separate electric generators. There’s a 16.0 kilowatt/hour lithium-ion battery that handles the power storage. The Pacifica hybrid travels up to 30 miles on electric power alone.
2019 Jeep Yuntu – Production and Rivals
Pricing details for the Jeep Yuntu are still a mystery. The production model should be available sometime next year. The Yuntu three-row hybrid SUV takes on the likes of 2018 Volvo XC90 T8, 2018 Audi Q7 e-tron and Mercedes-Benz GLS-class.