HomeAUTOJeep Renegade & Compass now available with e-Hybrid powertrain

Jeep Renegade & Compass now available with e-Hybrid powertrain

Jeep has announced the introduction of new e-Hybrid (MHEV) versions of Renegade and Compass. Offering an enhancement to the electrified ranges of both models, orders are open now with first vehicles expected in the UK in March.

The e-Hybrid versions follow in the tracks of the successful plug-in-hybrid 4xe range, which currently account for more than 25 per cent of the brand’s total sales in Europe.

The new models debut an advanced hybrid system featuring a new 4-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, from the Global Small Engine family, which delivers 130hp and 240Nm of peak torque, coupled with a new 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The propulsion system includes a built-in 48 volt 15kW (20hp) electric motor delivering 55Nm of torque, equivalent to 135Nm at gearbox input level, which can propel the wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off. The new versions offer up to 15 per cent lower consumption and CO2 emissions than the previous petrol models.

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Drivers can manage the hybrid system via an 8.4-inch touchscreen included on the Uconnect Nav system – a 10.1-inch screen is also available on the Compass. The system also includes onboard and remote connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.

Connected services via the pre-installed Uconnect Box bring a range of features such as the My Uconnect mobile app, a smartwatch, the website, buttons on the vehicle’s ceiling lights, and voice assistants (Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant).

Drivers can also use the My Uconnect app to manage the vehicle’s status and maintenance, enable remote control of location, lock and unlock the doors, turn the lights on and to receive support as needed.

(With inputs from agencies)

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