Jeep is launching the new plug-in hybrid Renegade and Compass 4Xe in Europe, starting with a special ‘First Edition’ that’s now detailed on a dedicated web portal.
The portal is already live in Italy and Spain, with other markets soon to follow. The new Jeep Renegade and Compass 4Xe First Edition models will be available in two configurations; the Urban, which is based on the S trim level, and Off-Road, which is based on the Trailhawk trim.
Both First Edition variants will feature the most powerful 237 HP (240 PS) version of the new electrified powertrain, which combines a turbocharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder petrol unit with an electric motor running the rear axle.
Jeep expects the pure electric range to be up to 31 miles (50 km), with the 4Xe models capable of reaching a top speed of 80 mph (130 km/h) in pure EV mode. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) comes in around 7 seconds while the top speed in hybrid mode is set at 124 mph (200 km/h).
The new Jeep Renegade and Compass 4Xe First Edition models will also feature a Wallbox charger as standard, which can fully charge the battery in 3.5 hours at 3.5 kW or 100 minutes if you upgrade it to its full 7.4 kW of charging power.
There’s also exclusive equipment such as the 8.4-inch UConnect Nav infotainment system, a seven-inch digital display inside the instrument cluster, Blind Spot, Rear Camera, Park Assist, Parking sensors, Keyless go with Passive entry, electrical mirrors and other features specific for each model.
Jeep will offer the new Renegade and Compass 4Xe First Edition models with a 5-year warranty for the vehicle and an 8-year warranty for the battery pack.