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The Jeep Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid utilise a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid engine paired to a 20bhp electric motor for increased driving efficiency.

24 Jan 2022 | International News : U.K.

Jeep has introduced new e-Hybrid (mild-hybrid) versions of Renegade and Compass.

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

Drivers will be able to monitor the operation of the mild-hybrid drivetrain via unique Hybrid Pages on either car's infotainment screen
The new mild-hybrid variants utilise a new four-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 seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

This drivetrain is paired with a 48V, 20bhp electric motor delivering 55Nm of torque, which Jeep states delivers an equivalent of 135Nm at gearbox input level. This electric motor is also able to propel the vehicle's wheels even when the internal combustion engine is turned off. The new versions offer up to 15% lower consumption and CO2 emissions than the previous petrol models.

The braking system of the new Renegade and Compass e-Hybrid come with a regenerative braking system to maximise the recovery of kinetic energy and improve efficiency.

The cars are offered with either an 8.4-inch or 10.1-inch (for Compass only) central infotainment screen, which comes equipped with Jeep's Uconnect NAV system, as well as comprehensive on-board and remote connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration in the U.K.

Unique Hybrid Pages within the infotainment unit will also allow drivers to monitor the distribution between thermal and electric propulsion, as well as to monitor all the hybrid system parameters and grant complete control over the driving experience.

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