Jeep has revealed its first electrified models will be plug-in hybrid versions of the Renegade and Compass.
Displayed at the Jeep stand in Geneva, these new plug-in hybrid models have a pure electric range of approximately 31 miles and can travel at up to 80mph on battery power alone.
An electric motor is mated to the brand’s new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. For the Renegade, power output is expected to be between 190PS and 240PS.
The Compass PHEV also delivers up to 240PS.
CO2 emissions are expected to be lower than 50g/km.
The new electric all-wheel-drive technology (eAWD) provides traction to the rear axle through a dedicated electric motor, rather than a propshaft. This allows the two axles to be separated and to control the torque independently in a more effective way than a mechanical system.
Renegade and Compass PHEVs feature a dedicated instrument cluster and infotainment screen, updated to help the customer with information related to daily hybrid driving.
The new models are expected to go on sale by next year.