Jeep Renegade and Compass get hybrid versionsDecember 13, 2019
The Jeep brand presented a plug-in hybrid powerplant for the Renegade and Compass SUVs, and also announced the date of the Wrangler PHEV. A new hybrid in the brand’s prayer line will appear next summer.
Off-road vehicles Renegade and Compass received new hybrid configurations with a plug-in. Such SUVs boast greater fuel economy and increased performance. It will be possible to order hybrid SUVs already in January, but the first deliveries are scheduled only in June 2020. The composition of the new hybrid includes a 1.3-liter gasoline turbo engine, working in conjunction with an electric engine. The Renegade power plant varies from 187 to 237 hp, but Compass in this version produces 237 hp Both SUVs get a new electric all-wheel drive system. The internal combustion engine is responsible for the operation of the front wheels, and the electric motor takes care of the rear wheels.
According to the assurances of the developers, with this system that provides optimal torque at low speeds, off-road characteristics of the car are improved.
On the Renegade PHEV, steel panels protect the propulsion system from stones and open tree roots that are often found off-road. But the maximum fording depth of 60 cm on the Renegade Trailhawk provides reliable waterproofing for the battery, motors and EV-controller.
On one electricity with a maximum speed of 130 km / h, an SUV can overcome up to 50 kilometers. Renegade and Compass PHEV will be able to replenish the spent energy in just two hours with a household charger. New products also receive an energy recovery system, without which today no modern hybrid can do.
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