Jeep® Renegade and Compass 4xe

Jeep® Renegade and Compass 4xe


  • Jeep® Renegade and Compass 4xe

Produced in Italy for the European market, these new models are the pioneers of the brand’s green evolution

July 27, 2020 - The Jeep® brand is synonymous with freedom, adventure, authenticity and passion. Since the first Willys-Overland was produced in 1941, the brand has continued to pioneer new segments and new technologies. Today, the Jeep brand is taking another major evolutionary step toward improving environmental performance and reducing the total cost of ownership with the introduction of the new Renegade 4xe and Compass 4xe plug-in hybrids. This no-compromise hybrid solution takes the brand’s legendary off-road capability to the next level through some of the most advanced eco-friendly technology. This is electrification according to Jeep.


Starting with the Renegade and Compass, the 4xe logo – which stands for efficiency, performance and responsibility – will be used to designate all Jeep’s plug-in hybrid models. Not only are these models the most fuel-efficient Jeep SUVs ever, they also offer enhanced on-road and off-road performance. In fact, the increased torque generated by the electric motor and the ability to control it with extreme precision ensures even greater four-wheel-drive capability on any terrain. Finally, 4xe stands for responsibility and respect for the environment, with zero emissions and an average range of 50 km* in Electric mode and CO2 emissions lower than 50 g/km in Hybrid mode*.

*Based on NEDC 2 - actual value may vary depending on model version and trim.


Power and Performance

The Renegade and Compass 4xe pair a 1.3-liter turbo gasoline engine from FCA’s new Global Small Engine (GSE) family with an electric motor mounted on the rear axle. The electric motor is powered by a high-voltage 11.4 kWh lithium-ion battery, which can be charged while driving or while parked via the patented easyWallbox, the advanced Connected Wallbox or a public charging station.

The 1.3-liter GSE turbo on its own delivers a power output of 130 hp or 180 hp, and the electric motor delivers an additional 60 hp. In terms of torque, the electric motor produces 250Nm, while the combustion engine delivers 270Nm. This combination delivers an extraordinary driving experience and best-in-class performance with acceleration from 0 to 100 kph in around 7.5 seconds. Top speed for both vehicles is 130 kph in Electric mode and up to 200 kph in Hybrid mode.

A Personalized Driving Experience

The 4xe experience starts when the car is plugged in to charge. Using the “E-Control” function via the UconnectTM interface, the driver can set start time and total charging time, which also allows users to take advantage of off-peak electricity rates. This can also be done via smartphone using the My UconnectTM app.

The Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe offer three driving modes: Hybrid, Electric and E-save. In all driving modes, the regenerative braking system recovers energy during passive driving phases (such as deceleration or light braking).

On start-up, the vehicle defaults to Hybrid mode, which automatically optimizes power and minimizes fuel consumption. For city driving, the driver can select Electric mode, which delivers zero emissions and also enables access to ‘restricted’ traffic areas in many European city centers.

The third mode, E-save, offers two secondary modes which can be activated via the Uconnect system screen:

  • Battery Save: maintains the existing charge level of the battery by primarily using the internal combustion engine

  • Battery Charge: charges the battery up to a maximum of 80% via the electric motor-generator unit mounted on the front axle

GO4xe App screen

Services And Connectivity for Electrified Driving


GO 4XE LIVE APP

The new Jeep “GO 4xe LIVE” app, developed in collaboration with FCA’s e-Mobility team, offers potential owners a digital preview of the plug-in hybrid experience and the advantages of switching to hybrid. For example, while driving their conventional car, users of the app can simulate the same route in one of the new Jeep plug-in hybrid models to discover the economic and environmental benefits. The app also shows the location of charging stations along a pre-defined route, purchase incentives available and much more.


SMART CONNECTIVITY

Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe also offer state-of-the art connectivity to meet the constantly evolving needs of customers. The new UconnectTM Services pack – available on all models with the Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV – offers advanced on-board and off-board connectivity services, including features specific to electrified vehicles, such as My Assistant, My Car, My Remote, My Navigation and My eCharge. These features are accessible via a range of touch points, including the My Uconnect mobile app, smartwatch, website, and buttons on the ceiling panels and radio. With the My Uconnect mobile app, customers can access and manage a range of features including usage status, maintenance, navigation, charging and vehicle location.

The features and services described above form part of an integrated ecosystem created by FCA to ensure simplicity and ease of use for owners of its electrified models. They range from access to a Europe-wide public charging network, tailored insurance solutions, innovative ownership solutions and more. Many of these services are offered in collaboration with industry leading partners and the ecosystem is continuing to expand.

The new Jeep Renegade 4xe and Jeep Compass 4xe have already arrived in dealer showrooms in Italy and will be available at dealer showrooms across Europe beginning in September 2020.

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