Marcus De Guzman / Jeep | June 07, 2018 09:17
Jeep gives the Renegade a nip and tuck for 2019 model year refresh
The covers have finally come off the refreshed 2019 Jeep Renegade. First revealed in Europe at the 2018 Torino Motor Show, the updated crossover features a fresh new look as well as a myriad of updates at the front and rear.
Shown here is the Limited-spec trim which slots below the Trailhawk. Compared to the pre-facelift version, the 2019 Renegade receives a sleeker, more upmarket appearance. The headlights now come with a more modern design while the front grill is now larger and more prominent. Also receiving a makeover is the front bumper which now comes with bigger lower air intakes as well as bigger foglights.
The rear also gets subtle tweaks as seen on a previous teaser photo. The center of the taillights are now finished in white while still retaining the signature 'X' motif. The tailgate, along with the rear bumper, have been given a once over too for the mid-cycle update.
Pictures of the interior have yet to be revealed although its highly likely that Jeep was also busy changing up the Renegade's cabin for 2019.
As mentioned before, the Renegade will be available with either a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo as well as a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The former produces 120 PS while the latter will be available in two states of tune; 150 PS and 180 PS. There is no word if the 1.4-liter MultiAir2 turbo four-cylinder will still be available.
Depending on the model chosen, the 2019 Renegade can come with a six-speed manual, seven-speed dual-clutch or a nine-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive will come as standard while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
More details regarding the 2019 Jeep Renegade will be revealed in the coming months.