Facelifted Jeep Renegade unveiled in Brazil

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Jeep has revealed the South American version of its facelifted Renegade crossover, with tweaked styling and an upgraded interior.

A revised Jeep Renegade has been revealed in Brazil, giving a preview of what customers in other markets can expect, although it’s been officially removed from sale in Australia.

Images from Jeep Brazil indicate that the design of the new model won’t be a significant departure from that of the current car, save for some detail changes.

At the front, the new Renegade will adopt a new front bumper, featuring chunkier plastic body protection with grey and red accents, along with a more neatly integrated sidelight arrangement. The overall look is similar to before, but the Renegade’s front grille is entirely new, with a narrower design and air vents that cut into the car’s bodywork. The car in these images also has a matte black bonnet stripe, although this will be optional.

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The alloy wheels are also new, and elsewhere the mirror caps receive a two-tone design, and the rear bumper gets the same grey, red and black colour scheme as the front. The tail light clusters have also been restyled.

Inside, the facelifted Renegade will feature a new steering wheel and a digital instrument panel. The infotainment display looks to be the same 8.4-inch touchscreen fitted to the current car, although it could be equipped with improved software. The rest of the cabin is largely unchanged, save for the addition of a USB-C port on the dashboard, although a range of new trim and upholstery options are likely.

Mechanically, the big change comes in the form of a new 1.3-litre Turboflex petrol engine that will probably sit alongside the existing engine line-up.

Yousuf Ashraf

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