Jeep will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of Wrangler, Compass and Renegade

Jeep will introduce plug-in hybrid versions of Wrangler, Compass and Renegade

January 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The official presentation of the electrified versions of the Jeep Wrangler SUV, as well as the Compass and Renegade crossovers, will be held at the CES-2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (USA).

The American brand Jeep is going to present three cars with plug-in hybrid power plants – the show will be held at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA. The brand’s engineers named 4xe their technology for combining gasoline and electric motors (we are sure that this combination should be perceived as just four-on-E, not four-X-E). It will be equipped with Jeep Renegade and Compass crossovers, as well as a Wrangler SUV. By the way, most likely, Compass and Renegade are the same cars that Jeep demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 (pictured).

 The latter received a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will work with an electric motor installed in the rear of the machine – the first of which works with the front axle, and the last with the rear. The total power of the plug-in hybrid power plant should be more than 200 horsepower. Both cars will be able to drive a certain number of kilometers in fully electric mode. The engineers of the British Mini managed to bring this figure to 29 km – this is how much the plug-in hybrid version of Countryman Cooper SE can drive, and we expect that American news from Jeep will be able to boast at least the same figure.

 We know less about the plug-in hybrid performance of the Wrangler 4xe SUV. We still think that this version of the car will continue to transmit torque to all four wheels. Perhaps located between the engine and the transmission, the electric motor of the new Wrangler 4xe will offer sufficient power.