This Electrified Jeep Compass Offers An All-electric Range Of 50km & 50kmpl Mileage!
The Jeep Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid comes with two power options: 190PS and 240PS
- The Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid is one of the first Jeeps to be electrified.
- It gets a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to twin electric motors.
- Offers AWD thanks to an electric motor on the rear axle.
- Sadly, it is unlikely to come to India.
First seen at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the details regarding Jeep Compass 4xe have finally arrived. The Compass plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV will be one of Jeep’s first electrified vehicles in the world.
Let’s take a look at its new electrified powertrain, shall we? The Compass PHEV features a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine mated to two electric motors. One of them is placed on the rear axle, giving the Compass 4xe all-wheel-drive capability. The petrol engine can be had in two states of tune - 130PS or 180PS, while the motor on the rear axle produces 60PS and 250Nm. The combined outputs of the powertrain are 190PS and 240PS. The electric motors are powered by a 11.4 kWh battery which can be recharged on the go as the motor mounted with the engine acts as a generator. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed automatic.
Three drive modes are available on the Compass 4xe: Hybrid, Electric and E-Save. The E-Save mode is basically when the car runs solely on fuel so that the battery can be recharged via regenerative braking. The E-Save mode has two sub-modes: one where the state of charge of the battery is maintained at constant, and the other where the battery can be charged to 80 percent. In Electric mode, the 11.4 kWh battery provides a range of 50 km which makes it ideal for that daily office commute. The battery pack can easily be recharged while driving or through an external source.
The 4xe badging signifies the technology which ensures greener emissions and sufficient pure electric range. The Compass 4xe sees no significant updates to the design or the features. It will be launched in Europe in September, but the high pricing of the PHEV could mean it doesn’t make it to our shores. Back home, the Jeep Compass is expected to get a major facelift in early 2021.
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