Facelifted Jeep Renegade to be revealed Wednesday

The Jeep Renegade will be facelifted in 2019, with the light changes its exterior styling and new technology on the inside, and with a fleet of new engines confirmed. Will be revealed on 6 June in Turin.

Jeep has already confirmed to Autocar that there will be at the end of a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder petrol, 48V mild hybrid version of every car in its line-up. This includes the update to Renegade when it goes on sale in the UK in 2019. The American brand has also decided to assign each of its models a plug-in hybrid variant by the end of the decade.

A 1.0-litre, 120bhp petrol, as well as 150bhp and 180bhp and a 1.3-litre petrol engine will also feature, leading to better performance and higher efficiency compared to the current iteration 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrols.

External changes likely to include the revision of the LED daytime running lights and other light touches, while the car is sturdy, retro-Jeep ‘s styling is a dead cert to stay.

Inside, a larger infotainment screen will take the place of the current 6.5 in unit, absorbing the buttons and controls that are previously surrounding it. The new unit is still kept in the shape of the surround so it takes up more space than complete the previous unit.

The Jeep Renegade is a model of success in Europe, being closely related to the Fiat 500X , and that they occupy the same segment of the market that big-selling Nissan Juke. The new Jeep Compass, a Nissan Qashqai rival, is also critical to the success of the brand.

A Jeep spokesman has confirmed that the update Renegade would come in September of 2018, following a paris motor show debut, probably in the first half of 2018. Prices are projected to increase only slightly.

The Jeep had a poor 2017 in the UNITED kingdom; its share of the market reduced to 0.25%, a reduction of 55% over the 2016, with revenue falling from 14,090 to 6380 car. The Renegade did 4540 of these, over 70% of Jeep’s total UK sales for the year.

That is twice the decline registered by the parent Fiat brand, and out of proportion with the general contraction of the market throughout the year.

Jeep CEO Mike Manley has previously said to Autocar: “With the Renegade in growth in Europe, we are where we want to be. We still have to complete the European rollout of the Compass, which is in Europe, the largest segment. In 2018, I am looking for significant growth by 2017.”

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