Jeep is preparing a first 3-row crossover. It will come next year. Under the name 2019 Jeep Yuntu, we are going to see the new concept and vehicle. Also, this crossover is going to have a different drivetrain. Wagoneer is a full-size SUV that gets power from conventional engines. On the other hand, Jeep Yuntu will run a hybrid powertrain. At this moment, these are just rumors. However, this is not impossible to happen. Spy shots are showing vehicle hidden with a lot of covers. Some details are visible. But, many things are well covered and will be unveiled at the premiere.
2019 Jeep Yuntu concept
The 2019 Jeep Yuntu is using a different platform than its Wagoneer siblings. While all variations of full-size crossover are taking a body-on-frame concept, Yuntu needs a smaller concept. It is going to exploit probably unibody platform. However, we are sure that 4×4 will be at least an option if not standard ride. Since this SUV will be also an urban vehicle, FWD is very possible to be a base offer. Some rumors are saying that 2019 Yuntu will use face-to-face seating layout on the back. Nevertheless, it is not so likely. But, since there are gossips about it, we can’t exclude these opinions.
2019 Jeep Yuntu specs
As we already mentioned, 2019 Jeep Yuntu will be a hybrid. Question is, what drivetrain to combine with electric motors? And what kind of batteries to use? The most likely engine to be a base is 3.6-l Pentastar V-6. Two electric generators, Li-ion batteries, are mated to it. Only with these, Yuntu will be able to ride 30 mpg. Standard, solely petrol engine, will come later, according to current information. Fans will have to wait to see if it is the same 3.6-l unit or some other powertrain.
2019 Jeep Yuntu release date
The 3-row crossover is not coming before 2019 season. Middle of the calendar year is the planned for a debut. Nevertheless, we will see if hybrid and petrol unit is coming together. If this is not the case, conventional 2019 Jeep Yuntu will be in salons few months after hybrid.