Fresh off Monday’s tease of a slightly redesigned taillight, Jeep today revealed the whole 2019 Jeep Renegade and its extremely mild refresh at the 2018 Turin Auto Show in Italy.
The new Renegade will have a slightly different face, with the traditional Jeep grille featuring slightly wider openings. The front bumper also gets redone: The foglights move closer together and inboard of the headlights, and the bumper has multiple air vents — some functional, some decorative. The front headlights in the model seen here match the LED units available on the redesigned JL Wrangler and are likely just as optional.
The rear of the Renegade looks mostly unchanged from the outgoing model, save for the aforementioned redone taillights. Those get a darker red surround and a new reverse light in the center.
The Renegade will also have new engine options, but details are strictly for European models at this time. The current U.S. Renegade has two four-cylinder engines, a turbocharged 1.4-liter that makes 160 horsepower and a 2.4-liter nonturbo engine that uses the extra liter of displacement to make 20 more ponies. European engines for the new model include a 1.0-liter three-cylinder rated at 120 hp and a 1.3-liter four-cylinder capable of 150 or 180 hp; expect the latter of the two to make it to our shores.
Jeep hasn’t said yet when the 2019 Renegade will hit European showrooms or when we can expect one here. Pricing information is also unavailable at this time, but check back in with us for those details and more images to follow in the near future.
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