Plug-in Hybrid Jeep Compass & Renegade to be made | Mississauga
Posted on March 19, 2019 by
Jeep dangled a big carrot at the most recent car show in Detroit. While there is no definitive date set for their arrival, we’re guessing that 2020 will be the year Jeep comes out with a new plug-in hybrid. Cue the excitement, Brampton, Barrie, Oakville and Toronto! If you like to blend performance with a cleaner conscience, the 2020 Jeep Renegade and Compass are for you.
Using plug-in optimized batteries, Jeep was able to push out almost 50 KM of EV only range and got cranked up to a top speed of over 130 KM an hour on EV only.
The much-anticipated hybrid combines a turbo-charged 1.3 litre gas engine with an electric motor that together put out 240 HP of hold-on-to-your-socks. Combined, they have enough audacity to get from 0 to 100 KM in less than seven seconds.
By EU measuring standards, the Jeep’s emissions are lower than 50g/KM, which is significantly lower than the 2020 EU target of 95g/KM. Bring it!
Jeep and few Toyotas use a dedicated rear motor to power the rear wheels, allowing for more accurate proportioning of the torque split for more control.
The Renegade and the Compass will have a dedicated instrument cluster and infotainment system set-up specifically for this system.
As for where all this is taking place, we hear it will happen at the Melfi, Italy plant. At the moment, there is no confirmation the Jeep Renegade or Compass will be hitting North America, but we can dream, right?
For more information on the hybrid, see our previous blog called FCA Announces Big Commitment to EVs | Mississauga Brampton
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