This Jeep Renegade is the first electrified model in the range.
It's an iconic maker of off-roading vehicles and the new Jeep Renegade 4XE will offer drivers off-roading prowess and impressive economy of 134mpg.
That's a startling figure considering the size and weight of the car and prices for the range begin at £32,600.
This new creation will be of interest to business users since CO2 emissions are just 50g/km so the 4XE should be a cheap car to lease as well.
The power for the Jeep Renegade 4XE comes from a turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 128bhp and it is mated to an 11.4 kWh battery pack that is then used to power an electric motor producing 59 bhp.
The electric motor powers the rear axle to deliver four-wheel-drive and Jeep fans will appreciate that they get to keep their off-road driving modes too.
Jeep says that the new 4XE has an all-electric top speed of 81mph and the zero emissions range when in all-electric mode is a useful 26 miles. That's ideal for travelling around town or commuting to work.
It's helpful too that the battery can be recharged using a 7.4 kW box in less than two hours.
The top speed for the Jeep Renegade 4XE is 124mph and there is the choice of two power outputs and three trim levels.
The new off-roader will be available in September and this vehicle could open a new chapter for the carmaker.
It's also helpful knowing that Jeep undertook extensive training in Swedish Lapland and racked up nearly 4,000 km of road tests to put the new Jeep plug-in hybrid through its paces.
The end result, we are reassured, is that these activities have helped to deliver a new Jeep that is not only safe and reliable, but it's also comfortable and delivers a quality driving experience in all conditions.
As with other Jeeps, the 4XE will be equally at home on sand, rocks, mud, snow and ice.
The Jeep Renegade 4XE will be available to buy or lease when it arrives in our showrooms and the three trims available will be the Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk which features extra kit for more robust off-roading abilities.
Green Cars’ is the term used for zero, low and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) - with pressure being applied to lower global emission levels, the need for “eco-friendly” vehicles is on the rise. Many countries now have plans in place to abolish the use of combustion engines before the turn of the century and so more and more vehicles we see on the roads will be Electric, hybrid or very low emission petrol and diesels.
Although beneficial to the environment, ‘Green Cars’ are also beneficial from a taxation view. The lower a vehicle’s emissions banding, the lower the taxation placed against it. Many manufacturers have tapped in to this ever-growing market with their own offerings, however, Volvo were the first manufacturer to state that every one of their models will be either electric or hybrid options from 2019.