Jeep Renegade PHEV is the company’s first electrified car showcased at the 2019 Turin Auto Show in Italy
Jeep’s Renegade, the smallest of the portfolio, has been gathering a lot of eyeballs for its small design and Jeep badge. The American company added a plug-in hybrid option to make it more viable in the future just three weeks ago making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Now, Jeep showcased the Jeep Renegade PHEV at yet another European Auto Show, this time at the 2019 Turin Auto Show in Italy.
This is not only the Jeep’s smallest SUV yet, but it is also the first electrified SUV displayed at the Parco del Valentino between June 19 and 23, 2019 and also parade around the city centre circuit, after setting off from Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
As for the SUV itself, the Jeep Renegade PHEV has a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that is combined with an electric motor. The combined output of the powertrain sits at 237 HP (240 PS / 177 kW) and pushes the car from 0-100 kmph (0-62 mph) in roughly 7 seconds.
Since it’s is a PHEV, the battery can be charged using an external plug or by regenerative energy from the engine itself. The Renegade PHEV has a zero-emission driving range of 50 km (31 miles). The CO2 emissions are kept in check at 50 g/km, making it greener than any other version currently on sale.
Jeep also claims that this model provides “extreme precision during take-off and while driving on the most challenging terrain” thanks to the distribution of torque. The eAWD technology makes sure that the two axles work separately, and the configuration eliminates the need for a low-range gearbox.
Jeep can soon add the PHEV option to the Compass SUV too, which means it can come to India as well in the near future.