The Mopar brand is getting ready to release a slew of new products for the new 2020 Jeep® Renegade and Compass 4xe models for the EMEA (Europe-Middle East- Africa) region. The two new compact Jeep models are made in Italy and are pioneering the brand’s “green” evolution, as the brand puts it. The two new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles offer customers an all-new electrified, fun-to-drive experience, that is full of connectivity with eco-friendly technology.
Now with the Mopar brand, customers can now customize their Renegade and Compass 4xe models with a wide range of Jeep authentic accessories from Mopar and its Jeep Performance Parts sub-brand. In all, more than 100 accessories will be available, each designed to enhance both the urban and off-road personalities of the new 4xe models.
The new “Mopar 4xe Pack” brings together a selection of accessories designed to enhance the ‘electric’ nature of the 4xe vehicles. Included in the package is “Blue” styling accents on the hood and rear-view mirror caps, a matching colored offset ring around the iconic seven-slot grille, and dedicated premium floor mats. The package will be available in European Jeep dealers and on the Mopar e-Store this fall.
Charging the new Renegade and Compass 4xe models is simple and user-friendly. Mopar is working with the Jeep brand to provide charging solutions as well. Both models offer seamless integration between a smartphone and the vehicle’s 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, to manage charging according to the customer’s requirements and lifestyle, directly from the vehicle or remotely using the app.
The electric unit on the rear axle is powered by a battery that can be charged either while driving (through the e-coasting mode, which charges the battery using the negative torque of the engine brake) or through an external power outlet (at home, with a domestic plug, and/or the cable supplied at a public charge point using the specific “Mode 3” cable – which is standard or optional depending on the market). The easyWallbox is available to plug into a regular domestic outlet for charging. It is designed to optimize charging time and offer a safe, additional, convenient solution at home. The system was developed by ENGIE EPS exclusively for FCA and is marketed by Mopar in Europe to coincide with the launch of the 4xe models.
It is a simple, accessible “plug&play” solution that can be managed easily via Bluetooth, allowing to recharge the Renegade or Compass 4xe at home with up to 2.3 kW of charging power in less than 5 hours (the time can vary according to the existing electrical system), with no need for any intervention by skilled personnel. Furthermore, the easyWallbox can be upgraded to 7.4 kW, providing a full charge at home in less than two hours (100 minutes). The domestic charging offer includes the Connected Wallbox that can be remotely controlled via the My Uconnect app and has two different charging powers (3.7 kW and 7.4 kW).