Jeep is finally joining the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) marching band. A hybrid system will power both the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass as the company transitions from gas-guzzling polluter to a sentient, eco-friendly fuel-sipping something.
These new plug-in hybrid models are rechargeable from an external power outlet. The electric motors have a claimed pure electric range of approximately 31miles and about 80mph full electric top speed for both Renegade and Compass.
The electric units work together with the new
The Compass delivers a combined electric and ICE total system power of up to 240hp. In addition, the new Jeep SUVs with plug-in hybrid technology offer improved acceleration and fast engine response. They also deliver CO2 emissions lower than 50g/km.
With electrification, the Jeep range further improves its off-road capability thanks to the greater torque offered by the electric motor and the ability to adjust it with extreme precision while driving on the most challenging terrain, where a very low transmission ratio is needed.
Thanks to the new electric all-wheel-drive technology (
Pricing and availability will be another press release away.