The Latest News about the 2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV | The Jeep Yuntu SUV has been teased so many times. The “Yuntu” means cloud in Chinese. And true to its name, the Yuntu SUV appears to soar above the other SUVs in terms of design, size, and capability. It is both the latest and largest SUV that Jeep offers.
What kind of vehicle the 2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV will be? What will it look like? How powerful will it be? Here we will tell you the latest news about the upcoming Yuntu SUV. So just read on and you will know the answers.
Premium, Utility, and Green
These three are the current trends in the Chinese market. And yes, the Yuntu is designed to have all of them. It seems that Jeep is trying to make a new halo vehicle for the Chinese market. Interestingly enough, the Yuntu is Jeep’s first hybrid vehicle. Before it, Jeep has no hybrid vehicle in its lineups.
While the Yuntu is going to be Jeep’s amazing premium, utility and green SUV, it will not be available for the U.S. market. Its architecture, design, and powertrain, however, may be used on other Jeep’s vehicles.
2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV Exterior
There are many spy shots of the test mules of the Yuntu SUV. Based on these spy shots, we can see that the upcoming SUV has a long, rectangular body shape. At the front, there is a wide and narrow grille with slim horizontal lightings. The headlights and taillights are thin, similar to the concept. The difference is that the lightings are toned down a bit for the production model.
From hindsight, the Yuntu SUV mules seem to be larger than the Grand Cherokee. The Yuntu SUV also seems to take some styling elements from the refreshed Cherokee as well as the new Compass. Interestingly enough, its profile looks a bit similar to the Dodge Durango’s.
2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV Interior
Since the Yuntu SUV hasn’t been released and there is no spy shot of the interior, we can only speculate about it for now. For the Yuntu, Jeep should create a stylish, futuristic, and of course, comfortable interior.
The materials used should have at least decent materials. As for space, the SUV should be able to accommodate seven adult passengers inside. The headroom and legroom need to be comfortable. Also, there should be plenty of cargo space inside as well.
Under the Hood
We mentioned earlier that the Yuntu SUV is going to be a green vehicle. Indeed, it will be powered by a hybrid powertrain. Not only it is meant to be a green vehicle, but Jeep also boasted that the upcoming SUV can run for a while on electric power only. Now that’s amazing.
So, what engine is going to be the powertrain of the upcoming Yuntu? Jeep hasn’t announced what kind of powertrain will power the Yuntu SUV. Many assume that Jeep will use the Chrysler Pacifica’s plug-in hybrid system for the 2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV.
This assumption is quite plausible as the Chrysler Pacifica is powered by a 3.6-liter, Pentastar V6 engine combined with a pair of electric generators with a 16.0-kWh Li-ion battery. This plug-in hybrid system has been tested to be able to run on pure electricity for about 30 miles. It is a very likely candidate to power the Yuntu.
Release Date and Price
There is no information regarding the release date and price of the upcoming 2020 Yuntu SUV. That being said, since it has been teased so many times now we are likely to see the Jeep Yuntu in early 2020 or mid-2020 at the latest. As for the price, the Yuntu SUV is estimated to have a starting price of around.
As of now, the Yuntu SUV is meant for the Chinese market. Whether or not it will be released in other market is not yet known. If it is going to be sold on other markets, like the U.S. market, it will likely to go under another name.
At the moment, these are the latest news regarding the 2020 Jeep Yuntu SUV. From the concepts, we can expect that the upcoming Yuntu is going to be a large, handsome, three-row SUV with reliable performance and features. Unfortunately, the upcoming SUV is meant to be produced and sold in Chinese. It is very unlikely to be sold outside of the Chinese market, at least not with the same name.