The new Jeep Renegade Plug-In Hybrid makes its international on-road debut at Turin
The Turin event marks the very first on-road appearance of Renegade with plug-in hybrid technology (PHEV).
The new SUV will set off from Piazza Vittorio Veneto and President Parade around the city centre circuit, giving spectators a chance to realise how quiet it really is.
In fact, both Renegade is extremely respectful of the environment, with CO2 emissions lower than 50g/km, and fun to drive courtesy of fast engine response and smooth acceleration. It's fitted with plug-in hybrid propulsion systems, and batteries which can be recharged by the internal combustion engine or from an external power outlet and, as a consequence, can store an impressive amount of electric energy.
This choice allows for the use of more powerful electric motors, which translate into a pure electric range of approximately 50 kilometres and about 130 km/h full electric top speed for Renegade.
The electric units work in synergy with the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engines to increase efficiency and power overall. The combined action of the two propulsion systems, internal combustion and electric, produces up to 240 hp.