Latest reports say that company plans a mid-cycle refresh for its smallest vehicle in lineup, which will come as 2018 Jeep Renegade. This is a subcompact crossover produced by Jeep, based on 500X. Company wanted to offer a small crossover, perfect for urban conditions. So, the borrowed a platform from Fiat, which is an expert for small cars, and developed a vehicle which finally came in 2014. Now company plans a refresh, when this little boy turn three years. So far, we still don’t known exact details about these changes, but most likely we will see just visual improvements.
2018 Jeep Renegade redesign
As we mentioned, 2018 Jeep Renegade will come refreshed. Although this model is well-accepted and makes good results, when it is about sale numbers, company want to make sure that this state will remain, and maybe even to improve results. Because of that, Jeep decided for a mid-cycle refresh, maybe a little bit earlier than we expected. So, what to expect from this update of 2018 Jeep Renegade? First of all, it is pretty much for sure that we won’t see mechanical changes. In this aspect, we will see pretty much state as on model that came two years ago. On the other side, we will see some visual updates, although we must admit that current model still looks very fresh, very attractive and modern.
2018 Jeep Renegade changes
It is still unknown which areas will be modified but, as it is usual for these types of updates, most of them will come at the front. We could see things like update front fascia, revisited headlights and grille, modified bumper etc. On the other side, rear end will most likely remain unchanged. When it is about interior, 2018 Renegade will probably keep the same design and styling. Only thing that we can expect are updates and upgrades of current hi-tech systems, and maybe some new standard features.
2018 Jeep Renegade under the hood
When it is about engines, we won’t see any change. Base 2018 Jeep Renegade will be powered by Chrysler’s 2.4 liter engine, which is good for about 180 horses, and comes paired with 9-speed automatic transmission. Optional engine is 1.4 MultiAir Turbo engine from Fiat, which is good for about 160 horsepower.
2018 Jeep Renegade release date and price
The 2018 Jeep Renegade is expected to come somewhere in the second half of next year. Price should remain pretty much the same, which means in a range between 18.000 and 23.000 dollars.