2022 Jeep Renegade Gets More Features Update
The popular Renegade SUV has received a second facelift from Jeep. The updated model will be available in Brazil first, followed by other markets. The Renegade, Jeep’s smallest SUV globally, has been on the market since 2014. The most recent update includes a few cosmetic changes to the exterior as well as additional equipment on the inside. We investigate further.
The cosmetic changes to the 2022 Renegade facelift are subtle. The 2022 Jeep Renegade features a slimmer grille and revised headlamps with integrated turn indicators and LED daytime running lamp signatures. It also gets a new front bumper design with beefier cladding and rectangular fog lamps that are raised higher than before.
While the Renegade’s profile remains largely unchanged, the rear has been updated with new tail-lamp graphics and a restyled bumper with a prominent faux skid plate and narrower lights at the corners. It also gets a new dual-tone alloy wheel design.
There aren’t many changes to the overall design and layout of the facelift’s interior. It has been updated, however, with a new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a steering wheel similar to the Compass, and a new 7.0-inch fully digital instrument cluster. New software is also expected to run on the infotainment system. In India, the climate control switchgear remains unchanged from the pre-facelift Compass.
In Brazil, the 2022 Jeep Renegade has been unveiled, complete with a T270 badge on the tailgate. That means it will be powered by a new ethanol-powered 1.3-liter T270 turbo-flex engine with 185hp and 270Nm. This engine can produce 180hp when running on diesel.
The Renegade is available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations worldwide, with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. There are two automatic transmission options: a 6-speed and a 9-speed. Depending on the market, Jeep also offers a variety of petrol and diesel engine options for the Renegade.
The 4.2-meter-long Renegade would have sat between Jeep’s upcoming sub-4m SUV and the already-available Compass. In India, the Renegade shares its Small Wide 4X4 platform with the Compass.
However, plans to launch the Renegade was scrapped because the SUV proved to be more expensive than its competitors and too similar to the Compass, which was still new to the market. There is no word on when the Renegade will arrive in the United States; however, Jeep has three SUV launches planned for this year.