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.


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.


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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