FCA is busy revamping its vehicle portfolio and test prototype of the upcoming model 2020 Jeep Renegade has been spied. The Jeep Renegade which is a popular model from FCA stable is also getting updated. Originally modeled on the popular Fiat 500X, this compact crossover SUV was launched three years back by the company.
This is the only Jeep model which is made outside of the USA. From the spy shots of the test models of 2020 Jeep Renegade, the signs of changes are prominent. Of course, the changes are not only cosmetic.
2020 Jeep Renegade exterior styling
The 2020 Jeep Renegade will have enhanced exterior styling. The new car, despite camouflage, looks quite sharp and aerodynamic. The grille, lamps and windshield are new. The styling at back side has also been altered. This model will come in few trims and a number of exterior colors will also be offered.
The trims will include Trailhawk, Limited, Altitude and Sport. The colors may include Colorado Red, Jetset Blue, Hypergreen Clear-Coat, Solar Yellow, Omaha Orange and Granite Crystal Metallic.
2020 Jeep Renegade interior and amenities
The spy shots also give some ideas on changes made to the cabin of 2020 Jeep Renegade. The upcoming model will be laden with a larger display screen for infotainment and car features. Furthermore, there will be adequate cargo space along with storage bins and compartments for small items. The dashboard design is going to be ergonomic.
The 2010 Jeep Renegade is definitely going to be laden with many safety features. Also, it will be available with many amenities. The latest version of UConnect infotainment setup will be there with a large touch display. However, the base models may be laden with smaller screen units. Along with GPS, Bluetooth it will support Smartphone OS too. A large Driver Information Digital Cluster is going to be there in the dashboard. Features like heated steering wheel, Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror, Heated Front Seats, Automatic Temperature Control and also an led ambient lighting.
Safety features will comprise multi-stage airbags, Keyless Entry, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Advanced brake assist, Automatic High-Beam, Rear Park Assist System and also a Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers etc.
2020 Jeep Renegade engine rumors and specs
It is not clear which powertrain will be in the upcoming version of Jeep Renegade. It is likely that the existing engines will be in an offer but their fuel efficiency and output may get a boost. There is also an industry buzz that will be a hybrid powertrain as well. The engine will be available with both manual and automatic gearbox units.
The current one model comes with two engine options. The first one is 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 160 horsepower at 184 lb-ft of torque. It provides EPA city/highway fuel economy of 24/31 mpg for the 2WD and 24/31 mpg for the 4WD system. However, the second one comes with nine-speed transmission and a 2.4-liter inline-4 that makes 180 horsepower at 175 lb-ft of torque. The EPA city/highway fuel economy of this one model is 22/31 mpg for the 2WD and 21/29 mpg for the 4WD system.
The towing capacity may be above 2000 pounds for the 2.4-liter engine with 4WD system. However, in the current model that comes with 1,4 liter, the towing is not recommended. The engines from some speculations will come with Traction Management System called Selec-Terrain. However, we also expect more advanced features that will help for easy towing.
2020 Jeep Renegade price and availability
The base price of 2020 Jeep Renegade could be close to $20.000 mark. This is the price for the base model with 2WD system. The vehicle will be available for sale in late 2019.
Summing it up
There is no denying 2020 Jeep Renegade is a feature rich and stylish compact crossover. The model will also get a great and techy cabin. The safety features are impressive and the new infotainment setup is good enough. FCA needs to keep the pricing balanced.