The US-spec or global version will bear similar exterior updates as well and the way it looks is the way we may likely get it when the Renegade reaches India sometime next year
Jeep has unveiled a facelifted version of its smallest crossover, the Renegade, for the European market. As expected, the changes are not substantial and made to keep the existing generation see through its lifespan. The 2019 Jeep Renegade has debuted at the Torino Motor Show in Valentino Park and it holds significance for the American company’s sales aspirations in Europe.
No wonder why Jeep prefers to unveil it for Europe though, as it is a hot seller there compared to anywhere else in the world. The US-spec or global version will bear similar exterior updates as well and the way it looks is the way we may likely get it when the Renegade reaches India sometime next year with affordable pricing and high localised content to rival against Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, and Renault Duster.
The small crossover has an evolved exterior keep all its traditional design elements and one cannot help but appreciate the subtlety of the revisions made. The round-shaped headlamps have become more modern with LED O-ring technology while the redesigned front bumper gains a lower fascia with new fog lamps. The seven-slat grille has become more pronounced and the side lights are now white than previous orange.
The grille area has been well crafted in the Limited trim with chrome elements and the low-end models will be less fancier in comparison. At the rear, the tail lamp cluster has its centre whited out with the X graphics done up in red for a sportier stance. The new-looking tail end is more appealing than before and it wraps up the overall changes expressed by the designers at Jeep.
Jeep says revealing the updated Renegade at Torino Motor Show for the first time with new engines pays homage to the model that set a new benchmark in the B-SUV segment by blending the legendary brand’s off-road capabilities with dimensions and styling perfect for “enjoying the city lifestyle”. With just two images officially released so far, we are still waiting to see the interior of the facelifted Renegade.
However, going by the recent spy shots, we see a new centre stack with a larger touchscreen infotainment screen and redesigned controls for better usability. The 2019 Jeep Renegade will be retailed in Europe with a newly-developed three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine which is good enough to develop a maximum power output of 120 horsepower and if that’s not of your liking, a bigger four-cylinder 1.3-litre unit can be ordered delivering either 150 hp or 180 hp.
We can expect the Renegade compact SUV to be priced aggressively in India with petrol and diesel powertrains. It will be positioned below the highly popular Compass but sits above the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rivalling sub-four-metre SUV that has recently been confirmed by Jeep along with a three-row premium UV.