Jeep is getting ready to add a plug-in hybrid sort of the Renegade small SUV towards the lineup, slated for the 2020 market launch. The Renegade PHEV is going to be built at FCA's plant in Melfi, Italy, where FCA has recently begun tooling within the plant prior to first preproduction prototypes playing in road this year.
The Renegade PHEV will be based on over the current first-gen sort of the model, which debuted to your 2015 model year and received a lightweight refresh for 2019. The greatest difference in terms of equipment inside 2019 update has been the roll-out of a different turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four called Firefly, best for 177 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, replacing the outgoing 1.4-liter turbo-four. The naturally aspirated 2.4-liter Tigershark, perfect for 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, will be in the lineup for the reason that base engine.
The automaker hasn't shared details about the plug-in hybrid powertrain, that’s most likely to be combined with among the new engines.
FCA plans to spend $10 billion over the course of your next incomes on its electrification strategy.
"The Renegade PHEV happens in FCA's roll-out of electrification, adopting the launches on the PHEV Pacifica Minivan as well as mild-hybrid e-Torque technology launched on the Ram 1500 truck trapped on tape," the automaker said in a statement. "By 2022, FCA may offer uniformly 12 electric propulsion systems (BEV, PHEV, full-hybrid and mild-hybrid) in global architectures. Thirty the latest models are going to be built with a number of techniques."
The Renegade won't be the sole Jeep for being offered as a PHEV: The automaker has previously stated that a PHEV form of the Wrangler is planned, also, but it surely won't arrive here before 2021.