Jeep Reveals Electric Renegade and Compass at Geneva Motor Show
Jeep’s lineup is renowned for innovative performance features and power. But those same vehicles aren’t exactly considered the most efficient. With Jeep’s newest initiative, that could all be about to change.
At the Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month, Jeep officially unveiled plug-in hybrid versions of its Compass and Renegade models.
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Both of these efficient Jeep models can be charged using an external power outlet, which allows them to store more electric energy. The pure electric range of the PHEV Renegade and Compass is listed at approximately 50 kilometers, or 31 miles.
Fortunately, Jeep fanatics won’t have to worry about a loss of power. The new electric units work in tandem with an all-new 1.3-liter turbo petrol engine.
The PHEV Jeep Renegade model will produce somewhere between 190 and 240 horsepower. Meanwhile, the Compass’ power output comes in at 240 horsepower.
In addition to a sizeable amount of horsepower, the Compass and the Renegade both earn a boost to their torque. Jeep says this increased torque will help make off-roading an even better experience than with the traditional versions of the vehicles. The vehicles also include a new electric all-wheel drive system.
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Jeep hasn’t quite revealed when these hybrid-based versions of the Renegade and Compass will be made available. Still, Jeep has stated that its lineup will evolve in the near future to incorporate more efficient versions of its vehicles.
Without sacrificing the power and performance Jeep has become so famous for, the automotive brand can now deliver an impressive amount of efficiency to drivers, courtesy of its upcoming PHEV models.
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