Following on from the announcement of the electric Avenger, and imminent launch of Grand Cherokee 4xe, Jeep Australia has confirmed the continued expansion of its EV fleet with the introduction of Compass e-Hybrid FWD and 4xe in 2024.
The e-hybrid and 4xe models will offer enhanced performance and driving dynamics, with both expected to land in the first half of next year. These models will replace the existing Compass powertrain in vehicles produced from Q4 this year.
The Jeep Compass e-Hybrid FWD and Compass 4xe will offer a new alternative in the segment while remaining true to the current model’s all-terrain vocation – with efficiency not being achieved at the expense of performance.
The ideal everyday driving car, Jeep Compass e-Hybrid FWD will offer an authentic hybrid driving experience, with full-electric propulsion available at start-up, when travelling at low speeds, cruising and in parking manoeuvres.
Thanks to the plug-in hybrid technology, the 4xe features enhanced hybrid capability and performance, ensuring the best possible balance between efficiency, driving fun and attention to the environment.
The Jeep Compass 4xe is capable of everyday driving in the city as its hybrid plug-in technology allows for zero exhaust emission mobility and 50km of city driving in full-electric mode.
Due to an array of electric operating modes known as “EV capabilities”, the new Jeep Compass e-Hybrid FWD and Compass 4xe will run in various driving scenarios using only the electric motor (and with the petrol engine turned off).
These include, e-Launch, which starts the vehicle in EV mode, e-Creeping, for when manoeuvring or reversing, e-Queueing, for when you’re stuck in traffic, and e-Parking, for simple parking actions.
Other features include silent start, energy recovery, e-Boosting, for increased torque, and electric drive.
The Jeep Compass e-Hybrid FWD and 4xe are scheduled for launch in 2024, with customers being able to register their interest at Jeep.com.au. Detailed specifications, range and pricing will be confirmed closer to launch.