Jeep Yuntu Concept Is China’s Wagoneer Of Sorts

Thanks to its imposing dimensions, stylish yet rugged appearance and high-tech interior that contains some 11 screens, Jeep’s Yuntu concept should rival some of China’s highly popular large SUVs, once it makes it into production.

Until recently, we really didn’t know much about this concept, other than it was bigger than a Grand Cherokee and that it would probably have space for seven passengers.

Well, as it turns out, the concept can only seat six passengers, with all four in the back having access to their own infotainment display, a setup that would make sense even for a 7-seater.

According to Car News China, the production version will be launched sometime next year, manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. There are also rumors regarding its name. Specifically that Jeep could end up calling it the ‘Commander’ for English speakers, but take it with a grain of salt.

Images from AutoSina and AutoHome show the Yuntu to have a large imposing bumper out front, thin LED headlights, blacked-out A-pillar (just like those renderings), and even suicide doors – which will probably never make it into production. Also, those 20″ 10-spoke wheels seem to be hiding either gold or red calipers.

Inside, it has an elegant, yet modern dashboard design, with light-brown wood utilized not only on the center console, but also across the dashboard, steering wheel and door panels. And yes, in total, the car seems to have no fewer than eleven large displays, with everything working via touch command.

As for power units, no official word yet as to what’s going to be driving the production version forward. A plug-in hybrid system has however been mentioned in previous reports.

The Jeep Yuntu Concept is currently up for taking pictures next to Shanghai Auto Show visitors.

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  • Six_Tymes

    like, a lot

  • Barry Rabold

    Hints of Volvo language in it. Ya, it looks good.

  • Benjamin B.

    Obviously it’s the Wagoneer

    • Six Thousand Times

      Not big enough for that. The Wagoneer will be larger than the Grand Cherokee. It’ll be something like the size of the Commander or close to Tahoe sized. This looks like a Cherokee -sized vehicle and I would bet something like this will replace that.

  • Craig

    Very nice looking. The interior is a little too ‘cedar chest’ for me. But still not bad. I love the front and rear end. QUESTION: Is there any law against suicide doors? I know the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe has them. But could any car? [Any 4 door]

    • Ilbirs

      The Opel Meriva B, recently replaced by the Crossland X, had this solution:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eie4QeyGEs

    • Nordschleife

      Well all the Rolls Royce models have them including the Ghost, Wraith, Phantom and the Dawn. It’s no law against them but with the such robust passenger safety requirements it takes a lot to engineer the door and frame yet keep the safety aspects as well as keep it to a certain cost. it would prove to expensive which is why really only Rolls does them.

    • Kash

      don’t call them “suicide doors” they’re coach doors. At least don’t say that near anyone working for Rolls-Royce. lol.

    • Larry Qualls

      Dude I was thinking the same about the suicide doors, oops “coach doors”! I’m sick of everyone using them on concepts but not production. Think that “coach doors” could’ve made a totally different Continental.

      • Craig

        Especially on the Continental.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Now that I think about it, I’m getting some Second-Gen Highlander from this.

  • Nordschleife

    I cannot say that I like this and the interior looks ghastly to me.

  • U8INIT

    If this is what the US can expect for the Grand Wagoneer that’s suppose to be able to rival the luxury SUV’s in it’s perspective segment then I’m actually disappointed.

  • MarketAndChurch

    It feels like Jeep’s version of the Land Cruiser. Which it should be.

  • Karl

    Very disappointing to say the least.

  • Bash

    Its the Wagoneer for sure, but it doesn’t give the feeling of range rover rival thing.

  • Paul

    I hope it shows up here as a replacement for the Commander.

  • maserati123

    Built it FCA

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