Jeep is rolling out the all-new plug-in hybrid Yuntu concept in China just in time for Earth Day on April 22.
Asia is a fitting place for the reveal given that it’s designed with China’s strict emissions laws in mind. (China is also the world’s biggest market for EVs right now.)
Being a Jeep, being eco-friendly doesn’t mean small. It’s a whopper for a hybrid with seven seats. If you’re wondering what the name is all about, Yuntu means cloud in Chinese.
Right now, Jeep says the Yuntu will be exclusively for the Chinese market.
But its styling is worth our look anyway because design cues could work themselves into vehicles on other Jeeps like the next-generation Grand Cherokee.
It could also play into plans for a Grand Wagoneer revival.
“From 2018, Yuntu’s design features will be reflected in the new models of GAC FCA, from fossil fuel to alternative energy vehicles,” says Daphne Zheng, Jeep’s sales chief in China.
Down to the numbers, where fuel efficiency really counts, the model goes for 40.4 miles on battery power alone. The FCA gives the concept wireless charging. Other convenient tech includes a cab with voice and facial recognition.
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