Jeep Philippines is getting ready to reveal an all-new vehicle, and they recently dropped a teaser photo of things to come.
Recently, the company posted a photo of an upcoming SUV on its Facebook page. By the looks of things, it appears the automaker will be launching the 2020 (or 2021?) Jeep Renegade. First revealed back in June 2018, the Renegade gets a more upmarket look and design, along with a wide array of new and upgraded technologies.
Starting with its looks, the Jeep Renegade gets a bolder front fascia courtesy of a more prominent seven-slot grill, redesigned headlights, and a bigger air intake on the lower bumper. Also getting a slight makeover is the Renegade's rear as it now features a sleeker set of taillights, a tweaked tailgate, and a bigger rear bumper. Completing the exterior changes are a new set of alloy wheels.
The interior of the Renegade gets some subtle revisions here and there. It has a new center console that now comes with bigger cupholders and a smartphone holder for easier storage of your mobile device. Meanwhile, a new automatic climate control system with reshaped vents give it a fresher look and feel.
Other available amenities that could make its way in the PH-spec Renegade include a bigger 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, restyled instrument panel, and new interior trimmings and accents.
There is no word yet as to what engines will be available for the PH-spec Renegade. Our best guess is that we will be getting either the 1.0-liter or 1.3-liter turbocharged engines. The former puts out 120 PS while the latter is available in two states of tune: 150 PS and 180 PS.
Available transmission options for the refreshed Renegade include a six-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch, and a nine-speed automatic. A front-wheel-drive setup might be standard equipment while the 4WD Jeep Active Drive system could be available as an option.
When can we expect its official launch in the country? Jeep Philippines could reveal it sometime in Q2 or Q3 of this year. With the country set to shift from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) on May 15, 2020, the company might be in the process of shifting to the 'new normal'.
Let's just hope that the Gladiator pick-up truck will also be making its way to the country this year, too, since they previously announced that it will be here in 2020.