Jeep has reported on the winter stage of the tests the first hybrid models for European market – Renegade and Compass 4xe 4xe. Throughout the week, engineers have recreated different scenarios of operation of the machines, including tested the on-Board electronics near the Arctic circle.
Plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe 4xe traveled 3,800 miles from the Mirafiori plant in Turin to the test site in the Swedish Arjeplog. Routine operation of the new units included the simulation of different scenarios – drive on the back roads and the highways – and verify the operation of all systems at extremely low temperatures. Such tests are carried out all major companies, e.g. BMW.
Hybrid Jeep Renegade is equipped with 4xe turbo engine 1.3, several electric motors and all-wheel drive eAWD without the propeller shaft. On electric this SUV rides to 50 miles. The same powerplant is used on the platform Jeep Compass 4xe.