Jeep will attend the Geneva Motor Show with three hybrid proposals
The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group (FCA) is determined to give a boost to electrification and hybridization in its brands. One of the most important will take Jeep , because its evolution in recent years is being meteoric. For this reason, it will not take us long to get to know its first ecological models, it will be in March when it unveils them.
The place, or rather the appointment, for this is the next Salon de l'Automobile de Geneva . The Swiss event will open its doors on March 7 (until the 17th) and Jeep will carry three important hybrid novelties. They will be the Renegade , Compass and Wrangler equipped with plug-in hybrid mechanics. Thus, they will become the first models of the American firm in assembling a motor group of this type.
The Jeep Wrangler, for now, will be the flagship
At the technical level, neither Jeep nor the FCA Group has disclosed data. We know that the Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids will be equipped with a mechanical thermal and a electric motor powered by a battery. Its capacity should be sufficient so that, under conditions of electrical use, it can travel up to 50 kilometers without emitting gases into the atmosphere.
The Wrangler , since its launch it already has a mild hybridization system of 48 volts . However, this option is only marketed in United States , so Europe will come with an alternative of identical characteristics as in the Renegade and Compass. The main difference between these three models will be your passport , as the smallest will be manufactured in Italy and the second in the United States.
The Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass plug-in hybrids will be manufactured in the factory that Fiat has in Melfi (Italy). This factory has received an investment of over 200 million euros to update the assembly lines. In this center, the Fiat 500X hybrid plug-in will also be mounted, as it shares a technical base with the youngest of the American firm. All in all, the first units should be on the market in the first quarter of 2020.
With these models, and the next electric ones to come, Jeep and the > FCA Group expect to reduce their polluting emissions. In this way, they want to avoid the possible economic sanctions of the European Union and the United States in such a situation. Will they succeed?
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