Renegade and Compass 4Xe: Test driving Jeep's first plug-in hybrids

Few brands are more offensive to environmentalists than Jeep. Just like Land Rover, this particular American off-road automaker has stubbornly built nothing but gas guzzlers.But after years of building environment-hating, safari-loving behemoths, the Fiat sister brand now finally wants to improve its ecological imagery.With 4Xe-badged Renegade and Compass models, it has become the first brand in the Fiat Group to build a plug-in hybrid with a 50-kilometre range.On paper, this pushes standard consumption values down to between 1.9 and 2.1 litres (CO2 emissions 44 to 48 g/km).New look, same tech…

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