Chery’s spin-off brand Jetour has teased a family of new products, including a ute based on its recently revealed Traveller SUV.
The brand officially unveiled its Traveller SUV, formerly known as the T-1, at a media event in China ahead of a public debut at this year’s Shanghai motor show in April.
As reported by Car News China, the Chinese company teased a number of upcoming vehicles during the event split over three model series called City SUV and Household Travel, Light Off-road and Fun Travel, and Hardcore Off-road and Trendy Travel when translated directly from Chinese to English.
Some of the most notable vehicles in the shadowy line-up teaser includes what appears to be the long-wheelbase seven-seat Traveller called T1L, a larger off-roader called the T-2/T-3, as well as a ute version of the Traveller called the P-2/P-3.
Jetour has already confirmed the Traveller will be available with both five and seven seats, and previously said “pickup truck models” on the same platform will be launched in the future.
The other vehicles in the teaser image include a second-generation X90 SUV, as well as an upcoming crossover currently known as X-2.
According to Chinese reports, the Traveller is available with petrol and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains.
There’s a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor.
Power and torque figures for all of these engines are yet to be published.
All versions of the Jetour Traveller will have a mechanical four-wheel drive system with a differential lock.
Jetour has previously announced its T product series would be available with four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol engines, as well as PHEV and EV options.
At this stage it’s still unclear if the Traveller is based on a body-on-frame architecture like the GWM Tank 300, which recently went on sale in Australia.
Pricing for the Jetour Traveller in its Chinese home market will be cost ¥149,800-206,800 (~$A32,000-$44,000).
In terms of an Australian launch, Jetour has made no comment. The five-year-old brand sells products in the Middle East and South America, so clearly has one eye on exports.
Chery’s namesake brand has just relaunched in Australia with the Omoda 5, which is priced from $29,900 before on-road costs.
It has huge expansion plans, too, and is targeting over eight per cent of the market in each segment it will compete in.