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FCA confirms arrival of new Jeep Renegade PHEV in early 2020

Ever since the Jeep Renegade compact sports utility vehicle arrived in 2014, it has been powered by diesel, gasoline or flex (gasoline plus ethanol) engines. But by the start of the decade (2020), the Renegade will also feature a new electrified version, and Fiat Chrysler is already preparing for its production.

In an announcement, FCA basically confirmed the arrival of the all-new Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) in 2020. It will be produced at the FCA Melfi Plant in Italy, where the carmaker is also building the conventionally powered Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X models. The Renegade has been built at its vehicle assembly plant in Melfi, Italy as well as in production locations in Brazil and China. It is the first Jeep product to be built exclusively outside of North America.

Pietro Gorlier, Chief Operating Officer for FCA’s EMEA region, noted that more 742,000 Renegades have already been produced so far at the Melfi facility, making the compact SUV and the plant the ideal product and location to launch Jeep’s new PHEV offering.

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Spy images show tweaks on front grille and infotaiment screen of 2019 Jeep Renegade

Jeep had recently teased the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee mid-size sports utility vehicle that will be unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The refresh included a new front end with a tweaked nose and headlight design. While the Jeep Renegade isn't getting a major refresh yet, recently leaked images show that the brand’s compact SUV is getting some subtle changes to its styling for the 2019 model year.

An Instagram user who goes by the name “Renegade Jeeps” has posted two images of the upcoming 2019 Jeep Renegade. One of the images shows the front end of the Renegade, while the other picture reveals the center stack inside the compact crossover. The Instagram user described the enhancements made on the front end of the Jeep Renegade as a facelift, although these visual tweaks weren’t major ones. For instance, the front end of the new 2019 Jeep Renegade features more angular elements than before. The headlights have also been revised, and they now sport new rectangular sections in the middle section. Furthermore, cutouts that border the circular headlights are now given a square-like shape.

Likewise, the new 2019 Jeep Renegade now comes with light-colored element around each rim. On the other hand, the overall trim of the grille in the 2019 Renegade has been made lighter than other parts of the body, resulting to a two-tone character up front. In addition, the edges of each of the seven slots on the iconic grille are now sharper than those on the current Renegade. Furthermore, the distance between the fog lights seems to have been reduced.

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Faulty brakes could cause rear wheels of Jeep Renegade to lift off the ground [w/video]

No thanks to malfunctioning brakes, the rear wheel of the Jeep Renegade SUV could be lifted off the ground during hard breaking. This was the discovery made by Spanish automotive journalist Pablo Gonzalez while test driving it.

It is pretty easy to under that under heavy braking, the weight of the vehicle is usually thrown forward. When this happens on a motorcycle, its rear wheel could lift off the ground. However, even if the weight of a car is thrown forward, its rear wheels aren’t usually lifted off the ground. But it could happen in a Jeep Renegade.

In 2015, Gonzalez was in the midst of testing a 1.6-liter Jeep Renegade when he decided to do an emergency braking test from around 84 mph (135 km/h). He narrated that he was already expecting the body of the front-wheel-drive diesel-powered Jeep Renegade to lean forward during emergency braking. However, the SUV continued to lean forward and then he was seeing all asphalt on his front instead of the sky on his horizon.

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Only 500 units Jeep ‘Dawn of Justice’ limited-edition Renegade are up for grabs

Along with the release of the most awaited superhero movie of the year, Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jeep is also unveiling a limited edition Jeep Renegade small SUV. Only 500 models will be produced.

Customers can choose between a core of 1.6-liter E-torQ, 110-hp-producing petrol engine or a 1.6-liter MultiJet II 120-hp-producing diesel engine, both of which sport a manual transmission. The limited edition model is inspired by the Longitude mid-range level.

It is made even better and bolder with its Carbon Black, Colorado Red, or Granite Crystal livery and an array of polished black accents, fog lamp, rear light cluster surrounds, one-of-a-kind 18-inch alloy wheels, seven-slot grille, black roof bars, and a distinct Dawn of Justice emblem.

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The Jeep brand, created in 1941, will be celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2016. This means 75 years of being the leader in the 4x4 segment, an amazing military history, the ability to enjoy the open-air partnered, and of course, adventure. To mark this milestone, Jeep will be making unique special-edition version for each of the vehicles in its product lineup.

All of the models that will be released under the 75th Anniversary special-edition will have the exterior in the Jeep-exclusive Green. Some models though are available in the Jungle Green, Recon Green, or the Sarge Green.

In addition, the exterior will also have Bronze and Orange accents while the wheels will come in Low Gloss Bronze. The interior is expected to be unique and the seats will either be embossed with 75th Anniversary logo or will have the Ombre Mesh fabric that will have the 75th Anniversary exterior badge.

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Mopar has unveiled three modified Jeep vehicles at the 2015 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The trio -- Jeep Cherokee KrawLer, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sunriser– were all modified with selected parts and accessories aimed at showing customers how the brand can help personalize their trips.

First off, Mopar picked and modified the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk to become the Jeep Cherokee KrawLer, empowered to confront even the toughest driving conditions.

The KrawLer has rock crawling capabilities to tackle harsh off-road challenges. Its name features the capital “K” and “L,” referring to the KL code used to indicate the Cherokee nameplate. Mopar further raised the ride of the KrawLer to suit it for extreme off-road driving.

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Because of software problems, several new Jeep Renegade subcompact crossovers have not been given to dealers, according to Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. He admitted that the Jeep Cherokee, which made its debut in 2013, also had a similar problem.

Marchionne made these statements last Tuesday after having been awarded by the SAE Foundation as the industry leader of the year. The launch of the Cherokee had to be put off for several months due to the software that controlled its nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system.

The same nine-speed automatic is used on the Renegade but it uses a different all-wheel-drive system. He said that he is “having a very bad engineering day” and that his life has become “horrible” because of this vehicle’s set of attributes. Sales of the Renegade started in the middle of March.

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The Renegade Hard Steel Jeep will be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva International Motor Show. A product of style, off-road vocation, and technology, the Renegade Hard Steel Jeep was created by the Jeep brand in collaboration with the Mopar brand, with support from the FCA Style Centre. This showcar "explores" the potential of a model that offers countless customization options while giving a glimpse of possible Mopar accessories for the new Renegade.

This vehicle is derived from the Trailhawk and is not just a product of customisation in aftermarket. Rather, the Renegade Hard Steel Jeep is a design project that is considered as “a unique and fascinating article.” The showcar features a Brushed Steel livery, a bodywork treatment evoking aviation and marine technology.

It is further enhanced by a matte black colour contrast on the grid, roof bars, mirror covers, 16" alloy wheels, side rubbing strips, bonnet air vents, fenders and bumpers. This customization is continued inside the showcar; the Brushed Steel treatment can be found on the air conditioning vents, gearbox, glove compartment and audio speakers.

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Fiat Group Automobiles UK has disclosed the price range for the new Jeep Renegade that will be rolled out in the United Kingdom early 2015. Interested buyers could have their own Jeep Renegade for as low as £16,995 on-the-road (front-wheel drive 1.6-liter eTorq Evo 110hp Sport) and as high as £27,995 OTR (2.0-liter MJet 170hp 4WD Auto Low Trailhawk).

Fiat will offer a special ‘Opening Edition’ version of the Jeep Renegade at launch in Alpine White or Omaha Orange. Both have a black painted roof and a distinct interior as with 18-inch wheels. Only 200 units of Opening Edition will be made available.

The Renegade is the first Jeep model to be produced in Italy and the first vehicle from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to be jointly developed by Italian and US designers and engineers. To be sold in over 100 countries including the UK and the United States.

Read the entire article 2015 Jeep Renegade is priced from £16,995 on-the-road in the UK

Besides the Renegade Frostbite, Jeep also prepared the Renegade Riptide for the 2014 SEMA Show. This time, the Renegade became a beach vehicle and comes with a Vibrance Grandeur Blue finish embellished with a Light Blue base. In addition, the concept arrives with black painted wheels with contrast points.

The Jeep Performance Parts logo was tweaked to incorporate a surfer in action and is seen on the rear body sides. The exterior design is completed by the painted satin black accents such as the front grille, mirror caps and selected areas of the front fascia.

On the top, there is a surfboard that stands on the Mopar carrier racks. Inside, there is a blue trim that enhances the instrument panels and side panels., while the white accents are seen throughout the interior, including on the Jeep logo area seen on the steering wheel.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Show Preview: Jeep Renegade Riptide

This weird-looking 2015 Jeep Renegade you see in the photos is called the Frostbite and will be unveiled at the 2014 SEMA Show. The vehicle is finished in white with blue accents on various areas of the exterior, while the blue wheels with a white outline continue the theme. Jeep’s Renegade Frostbite gets a blue grille and mirror caps as well as a special hood with Jeep Performance Parts graphics.

Moreover, the Renegade Frostbite gets a Mopar ski and snowboard roof rack, Jeep Performance Parts rock rail guard with the stamped Jeep logo and unique Jeep Performance Graphics for the rear. Same theme is continued at the interior where the crossover gets Katzkin pearl seats wrapped in aqua blue, just like the perimeter around the doors, gearshift and air vents.

We don’t have any details regarding any engine improvements, but we do know that the standard vehicle is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four engine, producing 160 hp and 170 pounds-feet of torque, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission.

Read the entire article 2014 SEMA Show: Jeep Renegade Frostbite is a true ride for any winter wonderland

Next week at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Fiat will introduce the 500X crossover, a new vehicle inspired by the popular 500 city car but with an increased ground clearance that can take you also on uneven roads. For those who don’t know, the 500X is based on the Jeep Renegade, which was unveiled earlier this year at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Some of you folks, including us, believe that the new Italian vehicle will actually cannibalize sales of the Jeep Renegade but analysts think the opposite, as the two vehicles appeal to different types of customers.

The Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X can coexist, according to Giorgio Elefante, a PwC consultant. Ian Fletcher, an IHS Automotive analyst believes that the 500X is a cute urban vehicle with off-road capabilities while the Renegade is seen as a rugged off-roader.

Read the entire article Fiat 500X not expected to steal sales from Jeep Renegade, analyst says

After making its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Jeep Renegade also came to the 2014 Beijing Motor Show as a special design concept called Zi You Xia. For those who don’t know (including us), “Zi You Xia”means rebel and the new concept car highlights a more sophisticated aspect of the Renegade’s personality.

According to Jeep, the new Renegade concept is inspited by the colors of the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing and is finished in a Warm Chocolate Gray with a contrasting Dark Anodized Bronze color that accentuates the grille throats, front fog lamp bezels, rear lower fascia, skidplate, tail lamp insert bezel and badging.

Moreover, the roof panel, grille surrounds and door mirror caps are painted a Dark Charcoal. The exterior design is completed by the unique 20-inch Dark Anodized Bronze alloy wheels.

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Mike Manley, Jeep brand boss, is confident that fans will be not discouraged from buying the Jeep Renegade even if it is made in Italy. The Renegade is the brand new entry model and will be the first Jeep produced outside of the United States. According to Manley, he has heard "nothing so far" from Jeep fans complaining that one of the brand’s models is being built in Italy, noting that Jeep customers are more concerned about off road performance.

"We needed to be able to trail-rate it," Manley told Automotive News at the Geneva auto show. "So the launch of the Trailhawk is very important," he said. Jeep unveiled the Renegade Tuesday in Geneva. The Renegade is underpinned by a platform that will also underpin the upcoming Fiat 500X. Both models will be produced in Fiat’s Melfi site in Italy.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive Sergio Marchionne has said that the Renegade will also be built in Brazil starting the first half of 2015.

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The 2015 Jeep Renegade b-segment SUV became official today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This is the first Jeep that was designed for sale on all the markets in the world and as many reports suggested it shares the same platform with the Fiat 500L and the upcoming Fiat 500X crossover.

According to Jeep, the design of its small b-segment SUV is reminiscent of the 2002 Jeep Liberty, but this time the Renegade is smaller and more advanced than the mentioned vehicle. Jeep designed the Renegade especially for customers in Europe, Asia and Latin America, but will also offer it in the United States in 2015.

2015 Jeep Renegade is available with a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four engine that generates 160 hp and 170 pounds-feet of torque, bolted to a six-speed manual transmission. Moreover, Jeep offers a bigger 2.4-liter inline-four that produces 184 hp and 177 pounds-feet of torque, bolted to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Read the entire article 2014 Geneva: 2015 Jeep Renegade is officially a b-segment SUV