Introducing the new Jeep Renegade 4xe SUV - the ultimate adventurer that offers an enhanced driving experience, great urban efficiency, low consumption and the ultimate 4x4 performance. This plug-in hybrid is designed to give you the flexibility that's needed in order to make your daily routine simpler.
The Renegade 4xe is available in three different trims - Limited, Longitude and Trailhawk.
The new 4xe features a plug-in hybrid system which includes a petrol engine. The hybrid system drives the front wheels and the electric motor, which then drives the rear wheels.
The electric motor is powered by a 11.4 kW battery which can be charged during driving by regenerative braking or by an electrical outlet. For a fast and easy recharge at home, you can use the Wallbox and other Mopar accessories.
Once the battery is fully charged, you are able to drive the full-electric vehicle for up to 30 miles.
The new 4xe is available with three new driving modes: Hybrid, Electric and e-Save.
The Select-Terrain features a Sport mode that increases throttle performance and improves steering response.
The 7" TFT cluster is the fastest way to get real-time driving information. Gain immediate access to the electric power charge condition, the driving mode, the state of charge, PLUS much more.
With the 8.4" radio display, you can receive a range of information:
• The charge status
• The energy flow
• The regeneration history
• The selected driving mode
AND much more.
The My Uconnect™ App allows you to overview the battery status of your Jeep 4xe, easily monitor the charge status and even schedule a charge straight from your smartphone.
What types of electric/ hybrid engines are there?
• ICE: Internal Combustion Engine (internal combustion engine) is the traditional thermal energy engine (petrol, diesel, etc.) in which fuel combustion is activated through an oxidizer (usually air) inside a combustion chamber that is an integral part of the movement circuit of the fluid.
• MHEV: Internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is charged by the internal combustion engine and by regenerative braking. It does not allow to drive in all-electric mode.
• HEV: Internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is charged by the internal combustion engine and by regenerative braking. Battery performance allows for short trips in all-electric mode.
• PLUG-IN HYBRID: Internal combustion engine and electric motor combined. The battery is also charged from an external source (charging socket) and through regenerative braking. Battery performance allows long journeys in all-electric mode.
• BEV: Traction is provided exclusively by an electric motor. Driving is electric and charging is achieved only through an external source and regenerative braking.
• REEV: Reev has a small petrol powered generator to recharge the battery and allow extended range when the battery level is low.
Why will you opt for a Plug-In Hybrid solution?
Plug-In Hybrid is one of the best solution to exploit the strengths of using an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor combined. Furthermore, within the hybrid world, the Plug-In Hybrid guarantees optimal balance between electric range, charge time, fuel economy, drivability and performance.
What are the main advantages of a Plug-In Hybrid vehicle?
Plug-In Hybrid cars offer many of the advantages of electric vehicles, such as lower running costs, a silent journey, and zero emissions in the case of pure electric driving, while ensuring the flexibility of a conventional combustion engine for longer trips, without necessary recharge the battery from an external source. The combination of the combustion engine and the electric motor can also allow the vehicle to deliver a higher level of torque and performance than conventional larger-displacement engines. Jeep® 4xe will represents an advanced solution, which will increases performance and driving comfort by ensuring reductions in operating costs andlower emissions than thermal engine vehicles.
What kind of electric vehicle will the Jeep Renegade 4xe be?
Jeep® Renegade 4xe will be a Plug-In Hybrid Electric 4x4 Vehicle, equipped with a petrol engine, which drives the front wheels, and an electric motor, which drives the rear wheels improving the off road capability. The two engines will work together, with automatic management by the vehicle. The electric motor will be powered by an 11.4 kW battery that will be recharged during driving by regenerative braking, and can be recharged externally via the power grid. The battery will allow the car to function as an all-electric vehicle for up to 30 miles when the battery is fully charged. If the battery approaches the end of its charge, the petrol engine automatically intervenes to recharge it while driving, to ensure a constant availability of the 4xe drive.
What specific technology will be offered on the new Jeep Renegade 4xe versus the traditional models of the range?
The Jeep® 4xe will allow the customer to drive in several modes: Electric, Hybrid as well as e-Save mode, that preserve the charge level of the battery. New e-features will be available, such as eco-coaching, regenerative braking and pre-conditioning system of the cabin (which can be activated through a mobile phone or the specific timer in the vehicle’s infotainment display). The 4xe model will also be equipped with specific features including a dedicated instrument cluster, a dedicated section on the 8,4’’ infotainment display and a new Sport mode, which enhances vehicle performance by increasing throttle performance and improving steering response.
What will be the key features of the new Jeep 4xe in terms of connectivity?
The new Jeep® 4xe will offer state-of-the-art connectivity systems. Jeep® Renegade 4xe will feature UConnect Services* as a standard and will provide the customer innovative services related to safety, security and convenience. The Uconnect system will allow Jeep® 4xe customers to always be informed about the status of their car through a dedicated My Uconnect smartphone app*. On this app, customers will also have the possibility to control and monitor the charging of their Jeep® 4xe, as well as to locate charging stations and set the interior temperature.
*Some My Uconnect 4Xe services will be active from June 2020. For timing on the activation of a specific My Uconnect 4xe service, please refer to the official Jeep® website.
Will the new Jeep Renegade 4xe be Trail Rated?
Yes, the new Jeep® 4xe will be the most capable 4x4 Plug-In Hybrid Jeep® SUV in the market. Electrification will further improve their legendary capability, thanks to the increased torque ensured by the electric motor and the ability to adjust it with extreme precision in the starting stages and when driving on the most demanding off-road trails, where a low crawl ratio will be required.