Right after the Wrangler Hybrid model, Jeep will release another all-new variant and it is the 2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid. This model is about the enter the production in Melfi plant in Italy, the same plant that produces new Fiat 500X. For now, Renegade Hybrid is confirmed for Europe but Jeep won’t hesitate when it comes to the North American market. It is only a matter of time when this model becomes official in the U.S.
Just like the Wrangler Hybrid, Renegade’s plug-in variant is just a part of a Jeep’s five-year product plan. American carmaker will look to hybridize most of its models and it will also introduce new SUVs and all-electric variants as well. All of the models will use a front-wheel-drive architecture and Renegade Hybrid will be no different.
2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Exterior Won’t Depart From The Original Model
The subcompact 2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid offers the same design as the original model. This small SUV will use the front-wheel-drive architecture that can accommodate a rear-mounted electric motor for the rear wheels. A seven-slot grille is placed vertically and short overhangs are easy to recognize.
However, the most recognizable part of the body are those rounded headlights for sure. If some Jeep’s model looks like real Jeep, it is Renegade. A traditional exterior design in a combination with the modern styling cues is looking more than good. Retro styling is interesting to see at some particular parts and new Renegade will offer plenty of standard features. That includes 16-inch wheels, fog lights, and a rearview camera. My Sky removable-roof system and rain-sensing wipers are optional.
2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Interior
The interior of the all-new 2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid will offer room for five. Interior room is ample and the cargo space is rated at 19 cubic feet. Folding the rear seats flat will open up to 50 cubic feet. Even the front passenger seat is folding flat so you can fit longer stuff inside the cabin.
Besides its practicality, the 2020 Renegade is offering great comfort and a lot of modern features. However, leather upholstery remains optional, along with the heated steering wheel and premium Beats audio system. Safety department could see further improvements thanks to the new safety aids and driver-assistance features.
2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Specs
Jeep will surely make some changes for 2020. Current Renegade is offering a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder and 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines. Standard 1.4-liter is producing 160 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque. The optional 2.4-liter unit can generate 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of twists. Now, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is confirmed for Europe only. A European Renegade Hybrid is still a mystery.
However, the U.S. model is about to be confirmed in the coming weeks. American variant will surely combine one of the two current engines with the electric motor and the battery pack. For sure, the electric motor will add more horses so you can expect an output over 200 horses. Moreover, 27 mpg combined in the past as the hybrid variant will offer significantly better mileage.
2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2020 Jeep Renegade Hybrid will arrive later in 2019 in Europe. The U.S. will get new Renegade in the first quarter of 2020. The base Renegade costs around $19,000 and a hybrid version will be priced at $25,000 or slightly more.