Jeep Renegade measures around 4.2 meters in length, which makes it a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks.
American SUV maker, Jeep has recently revealed the 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift for the international markets. Interestingly, the updated model has been spotted for the first time in India. It is expected that this compact SUV will officially go on sale in India in 2019. Jeep India has recently confirmed two more SUVs – a sub-4 meter and a larger 7 seater SUV. While the smaller model will go on sale in 2020, the larger SUV will be launched in 2021-2022.
The sub-4 meter SUV will rival the Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the upcoming Mahindra S201, while the larger Jeep SUV will directly challenge the Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner. Before these two SUVs, Jeep will launch its current smallest & most affordable SUV – Renegade in India. For 2019 model year, the Renegade facelift has received subtle design and feature upgrades. Read – Upcoming Jeep 7 Seater SUV – What To Expect?
The 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift receives new front fascia with more prominent grille, dark LED and Xenon lighting that resembles the new Jeep Wrangler. Featuring the traditional boxy design, the Renegade gets bigger bumper, flat hood and larger lower air-intakes. Also See – Upcoming New Jeep SUVs In India
The Jeep Renegade is built on the Fiat’s small wide platform that also underpins the Compass. This model measures around 4.2 meters in length, which makes it a direct rival to the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. Similar to the Compass, this model will be locally developed at the FCA’s Ranjangaon facility. The 2019 Renegade will also share engine specs with the Compass, which includes a 1.4-litre Multi-Air petrol and a 2.0-litre MJD diesel. Both these engines will be de-tuned for lesser power and torque. Jeep could also use the tried & tested 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that is good for 118bhp and 320Nm of torque.