Jeep Compass e-Hybrid & Renegade e-Hybrid revealed for Europe


Jeep is introducing the Compass e-Hybrid and Renegade e-Hybrid models for European markets; more specifically in Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Nordic countries and Portugal. Pre-orders have already commenced in Italy, France and Germany, with other European markets to follow soon. With the launch of these two new models, Jeep’s SUV portfolio in Europe will have only electrified models by the end of this year. But wait, isn’t Jeep already offering the Compass 4xe and Renegade 4xe PHEV models in Europe? Well, you’re right, but the new e-Hybrid variants are mild-hybrids!

Speaking of which, in both models, the powertrain is a combination of a 1.5-litre (1,469 cc) 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor integrated with a 7-speed DCT. The ICE puts out 95 kW (129 metric hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, while the e-motor is rated at 15 kW (20 metric hp) and 55 Nm (40.5 lb-ft). However, the e-motor can offer an equivalent of 135 Nm (100 lb-ft) at the gearbox input level, which means although it’s a 48-volt system, it can offer functions such as e-Launch (electric-only start-up), e-Creeping (low speed creeping or reverse maneuvers), e-Queueing (stop & go in a traffic jam), and e-Parking, which are fairly self-explanatory.


Other than that, the mild-hybrid system offers the expected functions such as energy recovery (during deceleration and braking) and e-Boosting (increased torque to the wheels). But understandably, you won’t be able to drive in pure-electric mode at higher speeds like in a proper, full hybrid vehicle. Also, unlike the 4xe models, the e-Hybrid models are front-wheel-drive.

But anyway, feature highlights inside include an 8.4-inch and a 10.1-inch (Compass only) central touchscreens, and Seaqual seat upholstery made of recycled plastic removed from the ocean. As for ADAS, besides the standard systems, the Highway Assist is optionally available on the Compass; it’s a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Note: Comments that are unrelated to the post above get automatically filtered into the trash bin.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top