After weeks of teasing, Jeep Philippines has introduced one of its latest models in the country. Making its official debut is the 2020 Jeep Renegade. Bolder, more affordable and choc-full of standard amenities, the smallest Jeep in the range gets an exterior makeover, along with a significant price cut.
That's because the 2020 Renegade is now sourced from China. Taking advantage of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (China-AFTA), Jeep Philippines was able to drop the price of the 2020 Renegade while still delivering a quality product via the company's World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. But before we get to how affordable the new 2020 Renegade costs, let's start off by taking a look at what it has.
Beginning with its looks, the Renegade now sports a sleeker seven-slot front grill painted black, redesigned headlights with daytime running lights, and a slightly bigger front air intake. Meanwhile, the taillights get mild design tweaks with the rear getting a bigger bumper, and a revised tailgate design. It is then finished off with new 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 215/60/R17 tires.
Inside, the driver is treated to a leather-wrapped steering wheel complete with multimedia buttons, along with a leather shift knob for the gear selector. In-car entertainment is provided by a 7-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect4.
It comes standard with the following functions: USB, Bluetooth, intelligent voice control, and AM/FM radio. But perhaps its most important feature is Apple CarPlay which makes for seamless iPhone integration.
Other standard amenities equipped on the 2020 Renegade are a six-speaker sound system, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60:40 split rear seats, one-touch front and rear power windows, and a double-pane sunroof.
Under the hood, the Renegade is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that benefits from auto engine start/stop for better fuel economy. It puts out 147 PS at 5500 rpm along with 230 Nm of torque. It is then connected to a seven-speed dry dual-clutch transmission. The 2020 Renegade is only available in 4x2 front-wheel-drive.
A bevy of safety features are fitted standard on the 2020 Renegade – anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, electronic roll mitigation, electronic stability control, traction control, reverse camera with parking sensors, electronic parking brake, tire pressure monitoring system, and a host of airbags for the front and rear passengers.
The 2020 Jeep Renegade is available in two variants – namely the Longitude and the top-of-the-line Limited. The former retails for PhP 1,640,000 while the Limited sells for PhP 1,790,000. To further sweeten the deal, Auto Nation Group is giving early-bird customers a PhP 50,000 launch discount for the 2020 Renegade which is valid from now until June 30, 2020.