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Jeep working on hybrid Compass

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WE HAVE our first undisguise­d, albeit a tiny piece of camouflage on the badge, on the Jeep Compass Mild-Hybrid (mHEV) while on a trailer in Detroit. Unlike the Compass 4xe, this model features only one fuel door on the passenger side. We expect the 1.3-litre to be the prime engine choice for the mild-hybrid Compass.

Power should be paired to a Getrag 7-speed, dual-clutch, mild-hybrid transmissi­on, but could also be an updated version of Getrag’s 7-DCT 300 transmissi­on. This transmissi­on is expected to have an integrated electric motor capable of 15 to 25kW of power on a 48-volt mild-hybrid system with the possibilit­y of running up to 130kmph on just electric power alone. Expect an official debut by the end of the year.

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