The Jeep Renegade is now near the end of its life cycle, and yet the American automaker has decided that its smaller SUV still needs a refresh. Here’s the new Jeep Renegade, and it debuts for the 2022 model year in Brazil.
What’s immediately obvious right away are its updated looks. The front bumper has been slightly reworked, as it now features a more prominent satin faux skid plate, rectangular foglights, and tow hooks (which is limited to the rugged Trailhawk variant). Jeep’s signature seven-slotted grille has also been made narrower, while the LED headlights have been reworked as well. The LED turn signals are now integrated into the car’s circular LED daytime running lights rather than being completely separate units.
As for the rest of the vehicle, the new 2022 Jeep Renegade gets a new set of LED taillights along with a redesigned rear bumper. Topping it all off is a new set of alloy wheel designs.
Stellantis (Jeep’s parent company) has not provided any photos of the interior, but based on their promotional video, the interior design has largely remained unchanged. What’s new for this year is a revised 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system that’s complemented by an all-new 7-inch digital instrument cluster. Lastly, there’s a new steering wheel design that puts it in line with newer Jeeps such as the Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee.
Powertrain details have not yet been revealed as of this moment, but based on the T270 badge, the Brazilian Renegade comes with a 1.3-liter Turboflex engine that produces 180 horsepower when running on gasoline or 185 horsepower when filled with ethanol. The torque figure is the same for both fuel choices at 270 Nm. This engine will power both front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) variants, and it will most likely come with a six-speed manual, six-speed automatic, or a nine-speed automatic.
More information about the new 2022 Jeep Renegade will be revealed in the coming weeks. Should Jeep Philippines offer the updated Renegade in our market?