Jeep at Geneva International Motor Show

March 8th, 2019 by

Jeep is currently showcasing three new vehicles at the Geneva International Motor Show this week in Switzerland: Wrangler Rubicon 1941, Compass Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and Renegade PHEV.

The Wrangler is customized by Mopar and the two hybrids are Jeep’s first foray into the electrified vehicle segment.

WRANGLER RUBICON 1941

Mopar designed the two-door Wrangler Rubicon 1941 and outfitted it with Jeep Performance Parts. It has a 2-inch suspension lift kit, rock rails, snorkel, black door sill, black fuel filler door, matte black grille, mudguards, and off-road lights and mirror caps.

Inside, the Mopar custom look continues with a black mesh sunbonnet, front grab handles and all weather mats.

The exterior color is called Hella Yellow and the 1941 hood graphic is a throwback to the original Willys Jeep.

COMPASS & RENEGADE PHEV

Both PHEV models are powered by a battery and 1.3-liter gas engine. The battery is rechargeable from an external power outlet or the internal combustion engine. The battery also provides a pure electric range of about 31 miles and a top speed of 80 MPH for both vehicles.

The engine delivers a range of 190-240 horsepower for the Renegade and around 240 horsepower for the Compass.

Both models also use a new electric all-wheel-drive system (eAWD) that provides traction to the rear axle through a dedicated electric motor, not a prop shaft. This allows both axles to be separated and to independently control torque more effectively than a mechanical system.

Both the Compass PHEV and Renegade PHEV have a “4x4e” hood graphic and badging.

All three of these vehicles will only be offered in Europe.

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