The Jeep’s entry-level crossover is about to get a facelift. Introduced in 2014, this small SUV is based on the Fiat 500X and it was about time to see some novelties. The testing mule has been spotted already and it looks like we are about to see several modifications that will refresh this model and keep it competitive on the market. The 2020 Jeep Renegade is about to come with numerous styling revisions, but with interior changes as well. On the other side, engine lineup should remain unchanged. Expect to see the new version sometime in the second half of next year.
Facelifts are usually mostly about styling changes, so we know what to expect from the 2020 Jeep Renegade. The testing model has been spotted on the road. Judging on the covered areas, we can easily see which areas will receive changes. Of course, the focus will be on the front end. Our reliable source claims that the company won’t offer anything significant. We will see some subtle changes on the bumper and some revisions on plastic surfaces on the front fascia. The rear end will also come with novelties. Once again, expect to see tweaks to the bumper. Other than that, everything should remain the same. From the side, the 2020 Jeep Renegade could get new wheels design, as well as some new color options.
There are new things to come on the inside as well. Though the base cabin layout is about to remain the same, we are about to see some revisions at the dashboard. The 2020 Jeep Renegade should come with changes at the center stack. Expect to see a bigger touchscreen, as well as some button reconfiguration. We should see something similar to Cherokee, which came completely new recently. Other than that, this small crossover will continue in the same way. Expect to see the same trim level organization, though each trim should get few novelties.
In this aspect, we won’t see changes. For the North American market, the 2020 Jeep Renegade will continue with same two engines in the offer. Base models will feature a familiar 1.6-liter turbo inline-four, which comes exclusively with a 6-speed manual transmission. It delivers around 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. An optional engine is a well-known 2.4-liter atmospheric unit, which comes in a pair with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. This one has a max output of 180 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. This is far more power compared to one of the class leaders, Mazda CX-3. However, Mazda offers far better driving dynamics. It is much more fun to drive and offers superior fuel economy as well.
2020 Jeep Renegade Release Date and Price
The 2020 Jeep Renegade should come sometime in the second half of the next year. It should keep the same price, so base models will go around $18,000.