While the rest of the automotive world will be showcasing its latest models at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Jeep is taking a different approach.
Jeep will be showcasing the Plug-in Hybrid Renegade in the heart of Paris at the exclusive Jeep showroom on the Champs-Elysées.
The Plug-in Renegade will be displayed in Trailhawk specification as proof that Jeep can build a go-anywhere vehicle, while still being able to keep it environmentally friendly.
The Renegade combines a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor located between the rear wheels, powered by a set of batteries that can be recharged while driving or by using an external power outlet. Recharging times can vary from an hour and a half to three hours depending on the type of outlet.
Depending on trim level, this Renegade can deliver anywhere between 140kW to 180kW.
Most of all, the Jeep Renegade further improves its legendary off-road capability courtesy of the greater torque offered by the combination between the two power sources.
Thanks to the new electric all-wheel-drive technology (eAWD), traction to the rear axle is not provided by a prop shaft but through the dedicated electric motor. This allows the two axles to be separated and control the torque independently in a more effective way than a mechanical system.