Jeep is going to bring in another version of its newest subcompact crossover SUV which debuted for the 2015 model year. This car is named as 2018 Jeep Renegade which will be having the best in class off-road capability but will also boast good handling, the newest tech features and Jeep’s classic styling.
Renegade should come with a few changes over its predecessors and has the aim to achieve the best out of it. There have been rumors that the Renegade will be having an updated styling and interior should also follow with some new details. We don’t expect any mechanical upgrade but we might get a new special edition version.
2018 Jeep Renegade: Design
Like the current Renegade version, the new 2018 Jeep Renegade will ride on the same platform as its corporate cousin the Fiat 500X. However, expectations are that this model will enter with some visual changes to the new model year.
The changes we would see on the new Renegade will be cosmetic nature while this model will remain in the same proportions as its current version. However, we will likely see some tweaks on model’s front and rear fascia. The grille will continue exploiting Jeep’s signature grille motif but it should be slightly altered version. The lighting clusters will also get a refresh while the new wheel designs and colour options could also be available.
Talking about interior decoration, it should also see some improvements. Upgraded materials and some changes in the interior theme will make the cabin fresh. Some upgrades to the infotainment system and safety equipment are also expected.
The model will, on the other hand, provide the long-ride comfort thanks to the well-shaped seats. Its tall cabin offers plenty of headroom.
It will again offer Jeep’s familiar trim options including the Trailhawk version which provides additional off-road ability. The buyers will have a chance to configure their vehicles according to their requirements and from the base version up to the Limited and Trailhawk, they will get everything from the base features to all kind of luxuries.
The mode will also include all safety features it needs. Available will be lane departure warning and intervention, forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, etc.
2018 Jeep Renegade: Engine options
Under the hood, 2018 Jeep Renegade will be having a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the base option. It can provide 160 hp and torque of 184 pound-feet. A six-speed manual transmission comes with this engine.
Another engine option will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit available on all trims except the base. This engine produces 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of twisting. With this engine option, Jeep will offer a nine-speed automatic transmission.
All versions of the smallest Jeep will be available with two- or four-wheel drive. However, the off-road oriented Trailhawk will be the all-wheel drive only. Plus, this system comes with the low-speed gearing and an additional drive mode.
2018 Jeep Renegade: Cost and Availability
It is expected that the 2018 Jeep Renegade will have its first manufactured Jeep launched in mid-2017. The price should increase slightly.