ACURA Sport Car | Jeep Finds Green Groove With 7-seat, Plug-in Hybrid SUV Concept



SHANGHAI -- Jeep is flexing its light-green together with connectivity chops at the Shanghai car exhibit alongside a luxury seven-seat plug-in hybrid SUV.

The Jeep Yuntu -- Chinese for cloud -- was designed yesteryear Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for its China articulation venture, GAC FCA. China is a fundamental marketplace for Jeep, which was ane of the outset Western brands to institute a manufacturing beachhead hither through a articulation venture, Beijing Jeep, inwards the mid-1980s.

FCA, inwards a statement, suggested the Yuntu could inspire a novel flagship for Jeep inwards China.
"SUVs are the fastest-growing segment inwards China," FCA said inwards a statement, "and the Jeep Yuntu Concept showcases the potential for the Jeep build to buy the farm on expanding inwards the country."

While Jeep says the Yuntu was designed entirely for China, where authorities incentives are spurring to a greater extent than automakers together with consumers to encompass electrical vehicles together with plug-in hybrids, approximately media reports speculate the concept could likewise preview styling cues for the next-generation Grand Cherokee or fifty-fifty the Grand Wagoneer, which FCA plans to revive.
The Yuntu tin crusade for upwards to 65 kilometers (40.4 miles) powered yesteryear batteries only. The batteries tin last recharged wirelessly, FCA said, together with the vehicle has connectivity features such equally facial together with vocalisation recognition.

“From 2018, Yuntu’s blueprint features volition last reflected inwards the novel models of GAC FCA, from fossil fuel to alternative-energy vehicles,” Daphne Zheng, Jeep’s sales main inwards China, said inwards introducing the vehicle.

GAC FCA was established inwards 2010 equally a 50-50 partnership betwixt FCA together with state-owned Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. It started edifice Jeeps inwards 2015.
Combined sales of iii locally produced models -- the Cherokee, Renegade together with Compass -- approached 50,000 vehicles inwards the outset quarter, an growth of 110 per centum from a twelvemonth earlier, according to the articulation venture.


GAC FCA likewise imports ii Jeep models, the Grand Cherokee together with the Wrangler.




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