S.-Spec 2019 Jeep Renegade Offered With New Engines
A facelift in a true senseby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Earlier this year, Jeep unveiled the refreshed Renegade in Europe, and now, the automaker has released details about the U.S.-spec model. While the car offers changes inside and outside, the most prominent and exciting changes come under the hood. Continue reading to find out.
The Changes On The Outside
The 2019 Jeep Renegade is offered with a slightly revised grille. It can be equipped with a new LED Lighting Group, as optional.
The LED Lighting Group is basically a package that includes LED headlights, LED fog lights. LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. Guess Jeep tried to make the Renegade look different with a lot of lighting. The crossover also features restyled wheels, and an updated color palette that now includes Bikini, Slate Blue and Sting Grey shades.
Same Cabin As The Previous Model
On the inside, the changes are subtle.
The renegade comes with an updated instrument cluster with new graphics. While the Euro-spec model received center console and an additional USB port, but Jeep declined to say whether or not these changes are carried over to the U.S.-spec model. In terms of safety, the 2019 Renegade offers a host of additional safety systems through an expand Advanced Tech Group which includes front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and ParkSense Parallel / Perpendicular Park Assist Plus.
The Renegade Has More Power
The refreshed Renegade comes with a new standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It’s connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission which can be paired to an optional four-wheel drive system. The Renegade also gets an all-new 1.3-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 177 horses and 200 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes standard on the Renegade Limited and Trailhawk, but can be availed on the Sport and Latitude trims as well. The engine is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and features start/stop technology to improve fuel efficiency.
This is how a facelift should be – refreshed in every sense. The major draw and reason for success would be the new 1.3-liter engine that is not only powerful but also fuel-efficient. Jeep played it smart by equipping the 2019 Renegade with lighting package instead of restyling the parts, per se - Same effect, lesser work. The prices are not announced yet, but it won’t be at a premium to the current model. Did you like this new crossover? Let us know in the comments section below.
Read our speculative review on the 2019 Jeep Renegade.
Read our driven review on the 2015 Jeep Renegade.