Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed the 2019 Jeep Renegade. The facelift made its debut at the Torino Motor Show. Here are images detailing the exterior and interior of the Renegade facelift from the show courtesy HD Motori.
Up front, the grille section is broader around the headlights and narrower in the middle. It houses new LED headlights with circular LED DRLs. The front bumper is new with LED fog lamps placed lower than before. The side profile is nearly identical with the only change coming in the form of new 5-split spoke alloy wheels. Changes to the rear are hard to spot. There's a tweaked tail lamp design, with a Jeep's 'headlamp+grille' signature in the centre. The tailgate now features a handle to open the boot.
The cabin of the 2019 Jeep Renegade does not get any changes. It has been carried over as is from the MY2018 model as it was updated recently. The images show a manual transmission variant without Jeep's Selec-Terrain Traction management system.
With the update, the Jeep Renegade gains new engines. These include a 120 hp 1.0 L unit, a 150 hp 1.3 L unit, and a 180 hp 1.3 L unit. FCA does not plan on offering the Jeep models with diesel engines in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The pre-facelift model starts from GBP 18,255 (INR 16,38,514.04) in the UK. The range-topping Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk Limited Edition is priced at GBP 29,640 OTR (INR 26,60,397.48).
Expect the 2019 Jeep Renegade to hit markets towards the end of this year. According to a report published last year, FCA plans to launch the Jeep Renegade in India in 2019 as a rival to the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
However, the product does not figure in its plans for the Indian market that were revealed recently. Confirmed launches in India include a sub-4 m compact SUV to rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza/Ford EcoSport/Tata Nexon and a 3-row mid-size SUV. Both will be arriving before 2020. This year, Jeep will launch the Compass Trailhawk in India. The 2018 Jeep Wrangler is expected to go on sale in India this year as well.
[source - HDMotori.it]