FCA is revamping its portfolio of popular and existing models and the company is also gearing up to introduce a few new models for an upcoming year, one of them is the model 2019 Jeep Yuntu. The company is also focusing on bringing back some popular models of the past and market specific model launches are also on agenda.
The company is preparing to launch a large 3 row SUV in 2019 as is clear from the latest spy photos. The upcoming Jeep SUV is likely based on the Yuntu Concept. It may be released first in China and then in other countries, However, the models may be tweaked to suit the need of buyers in different countries. It will be different from the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Spied Testing
The spy shots of 2019 Jeep Yuntu Concept based SUV are available on the web now. It is not known if the production version will also be called Yuntu or something else. The three-row crossover will give FCA the scope to compete against the heavyweights like GM and Ford in a segment where it had no presence for quite a long time. The Yuntu concept is first time public 2017 at the Shanghai Auto Show. That model was a plug-in hybrid concept. The final model may have some off-road specific features too.
The spy shots indicate some strong similarities between the original Yuntu Concept and the prototype. The grille and front fascia look similar to begin with. It may come in several exterior colors and a few trim levels- much like other vehicles in the Jeep lineup.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Interior that brings Luxury
The interior design of the 2019 Jeep Yuntu may use some design cues from the Cherokee or Renegade. It will have enough cargo space as well as bins and cubbies to keep small items. FCA may offer customizations for upholstery.
However, if we look at the concept model photos it comes with luxurious interior with plenty of techs, we expect same luxury in the final version.
The upcoming Jeep 3-row crossover is likely to get plenty of safety technologies including airbags and radar-based driver alert systems. Semi-autonomous driving tech may also be there. Some safety features like forwarding collision warning and lane keep assist may be kept optional.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Engine may use PHEV powertrain
Unfortunately, we dont have much information about the engine in 2019 Jeep Yuntu. A PHEV powertrain may be used but the prospect of FCA using fuel driven engines are there too.
Fuel economy will be good and towing capacity will be on higher side. This is all information that we have at this moment.
2019 Jeep Yuntu Availability and Price
There is no update regarding the release date and pricing of the 2019 Jeep Yuntu modeled on the Yuntu Concept. However, it may get an initial release in China as per the industry updates. The price may be upwards of $30.000 for base trim. The new SUV will battle with models like Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Nissan Pathfinder.
Summing it up
The 2019 Jeep Yuntu seems to be an exciting SUV crossover. Some details are yet to emerge but it will be a good option for FCA to make entry into large crossover segment. Pricing is where the company needs to be careful.