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Jeep Compass mild-hybrid can run in pure EV mode

The same e-Hybrid powertrain is available in the Renegade as well.

Jeep has launched a mild-hybrid version of the Compass in the UK. The interesting thing about this SUV is that it can run in pure electric mode as well.

The Compass MHEV comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The IC engine produces 128 BHP and 240 Nm and is paired with an electric motor that has an output of 20 BHP and 55 Nm. The same e-Hybrid powertrain is available in the Renegade as well.

According to the company, the Compass mild-hybrid can run in pure EV mode in stop-go traffic. Electric power can also be deployed while parking. That said, Jeep hasn't revealed the distance it can cover in pure electric mode.

In India, the Jeep Compass comes with two engine options. It includes a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol and a 2.0-litre diesel engine.

 
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