Fleet World Workshop Tools
Car Tax Calculator
CO2 Calculator
Car Comparator
Van Tax Calculator
EV Car Comparator
BiK Rates Company Car Tax

Jeep Renegade PHEV due in 2020

Jeep is readying its plant in Melfi, Italy to build the first plug-in hybrid Renegade compact SUV, due for launch in 2020 as part of ongoing plans to phase out diesel in its range.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep will add a plug-in hybrid Renegade to the range in 2020.

Pre-production cars will be due early next year, on the same line as petrol and diesel versions of the Renegade and 500X. It follows a €200m investment in the plant, in re-training staff and modernising the facility itself.

Jeep has not confirmed details of the drivetrain, but it will be equipping the Renegade, Compass and Cherokee with plug-in hybrid technology by 2022, and phasing out diesel from 2020 in line with Fiat Chrysler’s plans to drop the fuel by 2021. An ‘Urban UV’ city-sized SUV, developed for Europe, is also due in 2020, beneath the Renegade.

Earlier this year, head of Jeep for EMEA, Jeff Hines told Fleet World: “From 2020 on, as compliance gets more stringent across Europe, that’s when electrification becomes core to what we do. Without commenting on exact timing [for phasing out diesel], from that point on we’ll have to make adjustments to our current powertrain line-up with regards to electrification.”

For more of the latest industry news, click here.

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.