What’s Changed on the New 2018 Jeep Renegade?
Added: 19 June 2018
Jeep have announced that a revised Jeep Renegade will arrive on sale in Britain later on this year marking the mid-point of the models lifecycle. Jeep have assured us that we have a lot to look forward to with the new facelifted Renegade; with standout features including a trio of new petrol engines and sharper new looks that give off a more upmarket SUV image.
Let’s take you through in more detail what’s new on the chunkier, more refined, Wrangler inspired 2018 Jeep Renegade.
2018 Jeep Renegade: New Exterior Design
Starting with the front end of the new Renegade you’ll notice revised headlights have been installed along with daytime LED running lights. Other design revisions up front include a new bumper that has a sportier front lip and fog lights that have been repositioned for better visual balance.
At the back, the main highlights are the new eye-catching X-patterned taillights with LED clusters available on the Limited and Trailhawk models. Seven different wheel options are also available on the new Renegade with sizes ranging from 16 inches to 19 inches, which is the first time for those sizes to feature on a Jeep Renegade.
2018 Jeep Renegade: Interior Features
With the interior it seems that Jeep have applied the ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it’ approach to their cabin as you’ll need to look much harder to spot the new changes. Once you’ve had a good look around the cabin you’ll notice that the only design changes Jeep have applied are to the centre console that now comes with a built-in smartphone holder, more storage compartments and improved cup holders.
The infotainment system has been left relatively untouched with the five-inch and 8.4-inch touchscreen displays both still available. The larger option however does now come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
2018 Jeep Renegade: Engines & Performance
The biggest changes to the 2018 Renegade come in the form of three new petrol engines which Jeep are claiming have a larger injection of power and also fuel efficiency improvements. The smallest of the trio is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine that has 118bhp and 190Nm of torque. Above that is the 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine that comes with a choice of either 148bhp or 178bhp. Both options also come equipped with an automatic gearbox – a DCT transmission on the 148bhp unit, and a nine-speed torque convertor sending power to an all-wheel-drive system on the 178bhp unit.
The diesel options remain much the same as they were on the previous model with the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-wheel-drive units still available, the only difference being that they’ve been upgraded with better catalytic reduction to meet Euro 6/D emission laws.
Off-road driving is more assured with the new Renegade than it’s ever been thanks to its adaptable all-wheel-drive system. If you leave the drivetrain as it is without selecting one of the modes the rear axle will disengage itself from the powertrain to leave you with just front-wheel drive. Select one of the Snow, Sand or Mud modes however and the rear axle will link up permanently to give you optimum grip on more slippery terrain.
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