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Jeep unwraps its Yuntu hybrid SUV concept

21 April 2017

Jeep has unveiled its three-row seven-seater Yuntu concept SUV that is destined for the Chinese market, at the Shagahai Auto Show.

The Yuntu is expected to go into production in 2018 and will be powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain (as yet unspecified) that will be able to charge wirelessly.

The exterior lines give the vehicle a square but contemporary look that includes slim LED head- and tail-lights.

The Yuntu’s interior design is sleek and modern with a clean, minimalist aesthetic. Anyone that sits in the concept will perch on thin shell seats clad in white leather with light wood insets on the headrests, dash, steering wheel, centre console and inside the doors.

The final version of the Yuntu will be very unlikely to feature the concept’s suicide doors, second row captain’s chairs and frameless side windows or its biometric security system, which includes an autopilot that gathers information from the terrain ahead via a companion flying drone that scans the path.

At this point, the Yuntu is pitched as a model that will be exclusively sold in China, but there is speculation that a version of the Yuntu will make its way to other markets.