Jeep Yuntu Concept will officially bow in Shanghai with high-tech cabin, stylish exterior and perhaps a plug-in hybrid powertrain
Jeep has officially showed the pictures of the Yuntu concept ahead of its global premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2017 in China and in short it appears to be capable of spawning a production SUV. The cloaks will be lifted off the concept in less than a day at the Capital of China as Jeep prepares to showcase its strong commitment for that vast market.
The Yuntu concept is a rugged crossover with a stylish appearance and it has a signature Jeep design ethos which reminds us of some of the old boxy icons. Combining it with the modern character of the SUV, the American auto major has pulled off a balanced exterior we would say with certain aggressiveness to itself.
The front fascia is occupied by a bold bumper and there is a seven-slat grille sitting in between the sleek LED headlamp cluster. The A-pillar has been blackened for a sporty styling while the flush-mounted door handles, plastic body cladding and large alloy wheels elevate the SUV nature of the concept.
Other important features are squared wheel arches, short overhangs, roof rails, suicide rear doors and panoramic glass roof. It looks wider hinting at a spacious cabin. The futuristic interior of the Yuntu concept is something to be reckoned with as it points at a blend of premium quality and upmarket materials that could enter production in the coming years.
The steering wheel is unique, so has the digital instrument cluster. The highly advanced touchscreen infotainment system allows for separate access to the co-passenger and the rear occupants gets two displays: one at the headrest and the other mounted on the back of the seat for the two rows individually.
The premium touches are emphasised by rhe lavish wooden trim, shining black accents on the seat backs as well as a floating centre console. No more details are available unfortunately at this time but earlier reports suggest that the Yuntu concept is propelled by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which was said to provide never-before-seen driving experience.
With the 2+2+3 seating configuration, the Yuntu concept is indeed purposeful and could inspire a new Grand Cherokee with same layout for China.