American SUV maker, Jeep had unveiled the new 2019 Renegade facelift at the 2018 Turin Motor Show in Italy. The company has also introduced the top-spec Limited and Trailhawk variants of the Renegade for the European markets. For people not in the know, Jeep will also launch this small SUV in India in 2019. In fact, the facelifted version of the SUV will make its way to our market. So expect similar changes and features in the India-spec model as well.
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This compact SUV is currently the smallest model in Jeep’s lineup. However, the American automaker is working on a sub-4 meter SUV based on Panda 4×4 platform for Indian market. This small SUV will go on sale in 2020. Before that, Renegade will continue to be the smallest Jeep globally. For 2019 model year, the Renegade has witnessed subtle aesthetic and feature upgrades along with new engines.
In terms of styling changes, the 2019 Jeep Renegade gets revised front fascias with dark LED and Xenon lighting that largely resembles the new Jeep Wrangler. The SUV also gets multiple body-color panels with new turn signals, fog lights and a lower air intake. The 2019 Renegade Trailhawk variant misses out on bright red front tow hook. At the back, the new models get new tail-lights and revised bumper. The new Renegade Limited model comes equipped with 19-inch wheels. Read – Upcoming Jeep 7-Seater SUV — What To Expect?
The European-spec model is available with new gasoline and diesel engines. It also gets a new 1.0-litre turbo inline-3 cylinder that produces 120bhp, along with a new 1.3-litre turbo inline-4 that offers two states of tunes – 150bhp and 180bhp. The European-spec diesel model is available with two diesel engine options – 1.6-litre MJD and 2.0-litre MJD. Transmission options include a six-speed manual, a six-speed dry dual-clutch and a nine-speed automatic.
The Jeep Renegade is based on the Jeep’s small wide platform that also underpins the Compass. Measuring 4.2 meters in length, the Renegade will directly rival the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. It will be locally developed at the FCAs Ranjangaon facility. It will share interior components with the Compass, but Renegade will miss out on some high-end features. If rumours are to be believed, Jeep Renegade could be priced at RS 10 lakh for the entry-level variant. Also See – Upcoming Jeep SUVs In India
The Renegade will also share the engine specs with the Compass. The petrol version will get the 1.4-litre Multi-Air petrol engine along with a 2.0-litre MJD diesel. However, these engines will be detuned for lesser power and torque. The company could also use the 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that produces 118bhp and 320Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions could be on offer.