Recently, spy photos of new Jietu T-1 test SUV have been released. The new car is positioned as a hardcore SUV with a tough design and will run a variety of powertrains. Some models may be equipped with all-wheel drive. system. The Jietu T-1 production vehicle is expected to be unveiled at Shanghai Auto Show next year, and premiered in fall of that year. It will be unveiled for first time at Jietu Traveler Conference in January 2023.
The camouflage of test vehicle is quite interesting. At first glance, it looks like a Land Rover Discovery 4. The entire vehicle has relatively rigid lines. You can see that angle of front is straight and grille is almost perpendicular to bumper. The details are basically same as previous concept car.
There is no definite plan for design of light group. The design of light group on concept car is more sci-fi. The proportional design and light bar is unlikely to be a mass production configuration. car, but if it can be saved, will be key appearance design.
It's too early to talk about details of front face, but lines on side can basically be determined. Relatively straight lines are used in order to preserve design of concept car to greatest extent. details such as door handle have been changed. Given difficulty of mass-producing split doors on a concept car, return to regular doors is understandable, but even hidden door handles are missing, which is a bit behind times.
The design of rear of car is also similar to that of Land Rover Defender, but derelict bodywork is more thoughtful. The SUV's external spare tire is a cyberpunk-style box. it is unknown if it has other functions.
In terms of performance, Jietu T-1 will still use its own 1.6t and 2.0t power systems, and match two 7DCT and 8AT gearboxes respectively. The all-wheel drive system is a product of sixth generation BorgWarner: I think it will be a good escape.
Although Jietu T-1 has some traces of "reference" design, it must be said that this style is gradually becoming popular. Many brands have plans for hardcore SUVs, even Hyundai, which has always focused on urban off-road . Shengda has also developed into a product with a similar style, and this time Jietu has seized opportunity. With disclosure of listing plan, Jietu T-1 will no longer be mysterious, and we can get more information as early as this year. What do you think of this cool SUV?