Will we see an all-new or facelifted Jeep Renegade in 2022?
Ever since the Renegade was first introduced by Jeep back in 2015, it has only received a minor facelift for the 2019 model year. While it still looks funky and stylish, it is already six years old. With that, the Jeep Renegade could benefit from a full model change.
Well, it looks like Jeep might just introduce an all-new Renegade for the 2022 model year. Spotted recently on Instagram is what appears to be the next-generation (or refreshed) Renegade. Despite being covered with camouflage, it's clear that the crossover will get a new (or updated) look.
If the images are to be believed, the 2022 Renegade will get a restyled front end consisting of a new grille, a revised front bumper, and redesigned front fenders. The circular headlights, meanwhile, appear to have been carried over. Meanwhile, the rear appears to adopt an updated set of LED taillights, a tweaked rear bumper, and maybe a new tailgate. Topping it all off is what looks to be a new set of alloy wheels
As for the interior, the 2022 Renegade could also get an updated cabin. Based on the image, there's a new three-spoke steering wheel, new front seats with extra padding and shoulder support, and a redesigned gear selector. We have yet to see its dashboard, center console, and instrument panel. Since Jeep did cover those parts of the cabin, expect them to receive some makeover for the 2022 model year.
In terms of powertrain, we won't be surprised to see the all-new Renegade still be powered by a wide array of turbocharged engines. This includes the 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four that is currently seeing use in the PH-spec Renegade. As far as transmissions are concerned, a choice between a dual-clutch and automatic gearboxes could still be available for the 2022 Renegade.
Jeep has yet to announce whether they're working on a facelifted Renegade or a completely new model. But if this prototype is to be believed, then the automaker could be preparing to reveal something early next year.
Do you think this is an all-new Jeep Renegade? Or is this another facelift for the subcompact crossover? Let us know in the comments.