Where in the world is the new Jeep Renegade? The 2022 Jeep Renegade hasn’t been announced yet, but 2022 is only a few months away. Is the Renegade in danger of being discontinued, or is it about to come back with a total makeover?
The 2022 Jeep Renegade cold have fresh looks
Recently, the 2022 Jeep Compass stole the show with a brand-new interior that provides a luxury feel. Also, rumors suggest that Stellantis is working on a Jeep that’s even smaller than the Renegade.
So, where exactly does that leave the 2022 Jeep Renegade? The Renegade rides on a small Wide 4×4 platform, but the new Jeep will be built on the Compact Modular Platform (CMP) and use engines from PSA.
The new Jeep will have a four-wheel-drive system. Rumors suggest it will have a combustion engine that powers the front wheels and an electric rear axle. So, like the Renegade, the new baby Jeep will have the 4xe moniker.
A camouflaged Jeep Renegade was spotted
A YouTuber for Auto Secrets caught a few photos of what appears to be a camouflaged 2022 Jeep Renegade on the back of a car carrier. The Renegade is heavily covered, making it difficult to determine what it’s hiding.
But a refresh for the Renegade is much needed. While this beloved Jeep still looks great, it’s primarily been the same since its debut back in 2015. It’s only received one minor facelift and a few tech upgrades since then.
Based on the spy shots, the new Renegade could have an updated grille, hood, front bumper, side mirrors, and rear end. However, the sides still look similar to the classic body shape of the Renegade.
The interior looks pretty much the same. However, the steering wheel has adopted a new shape that’s similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee L. Also, it could gain a larger infotainment system with the new Unconnect 5 software.
The air vents are in the same position as they are in the current Jeep Renegade models. Also, it’s possible that the Renegade could gain a new all-digital gauge cluster like the one found in the Jeep Compass.
Will the Renegade have more power?
One of the most important things we hope the 2022 Jeep Renegade gets is more power. It’s fun to drive with an adequate acceleration, but a little more juice would really make the Renegade stand out against rivals.
But the 2021 Jeep Renegade 4xe already solves this issue. It has a 1.3-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s paired with two electric motors to generate 190 hp in the Longitude and Latitude trims. It pumps out 240 hp in the Trailhawk trim. Meanwhile, the 2020 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk has 180 hp.
The Renegade 4xe is one of Italy’s most popular hybrid options, and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the best-selling plug-in hybrid model in America. This makes us wonder why the Renegade 4xe isn’t in the states yet.
Maybe Jeep has been waiting to reveal the 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe in the United States until after it’s been redesigned. But unfortunately, this is all speculation right now. We will have to wait to learn more.