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Jeep launches new Renegade plug-in hybrid

Renegade 4xe is set to arrive in showrooms this September.

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Jeep has introduced a new plug-in hybrid version of its Renegade.

Badged Renegade 4xe, this latest model kicks off a new offensive of electrified models for Jeep as the firm looks to incorporate electric powertrains across its range.

Priced from £32,600, the Renegade 4xe is set to arrive in showrooms this September.

Utilising a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is linked to an 11.4kWh battery and electric motor, the Renegade 4xe can travel up to 26 miles under electric-only power at speeds of up to 81mph. Two different powertrains will be offered from launch – 190hp and 240hp – while three trim levels, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk give buyers a variety of specification options. That final trim – Trailhawk – is geared up towards more comprehensive off-road situations, while the other pair are better suited to urban driving.

The Renegade 4xe, regardless of specification, brings four-wheel-drive with power sent to the wheels through a six-speed automatic gearbox. Jeep’s own Selec-Terrain response system comes as standard, with different driving modes such as Auto, Snow and Mud there to choose from. A new mode – Sport – debuts on the new 4xe.

Jeep says that the Renegade 4xe should return between 123-124mpg while emitting less than 50g/km of CO2 in hybrid mode.

The cabin features a full satellite navigation system accessed through an eight-inch touchscreen which also incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Jack Evans
Jack Evans
Articles by Jack Evans are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.