European-spec 2019 Renegade will have diesel engines, but U.S. models will only get turbocharged gasoline units.
The 2019 Renegade gets a more upmarket look than its predecessor. Jeep recently revealed the updated model in Europe, and it will go on sale near the end of the year. Headlights include a new front fascia, new wheel arches, different taillights, and a slightly revised interior. However, the update isn’t just skin-deep, as FCA invested heavily in developing new engines as well.
In the European market, at least, there will be four available engines: two gasoline units and two diesels. We won’t likely see the 1.6-liter or 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engines in the U.S. However, the gasoline engines may be another matter. A 1.0-liter turbocharged inline-three engine is the smallest option, making 120 horsepower and 140 lb-ft of torque. A larger, 1.3-liter engine is available with 150 or 180 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. That means the 1.3-liter turbocharged unit has more torque and just as much power as the 2.4-liter engine that’s currently on sale.
The entire engine range on the 2019 Renegade includes a six-speed manual transmission, a Dual Dry Clutch Transmission or FCA’s nine-speed automatic. As with the current model, the 2019 Renegade will still be sold in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants.
Limited and Trailhawk models of the 2019 Renegade get LED running lights and Xenon headlight assemblies similar to the new Jeep Wrangler JL. There are also seven different wheel options ranging from 16- to 19-inch wheels. Limited models come standard with 19-inch alloys. The 2019 Renegade also features a redesigned center console with a smartphone holder and new cupholders and an additional USB port. FCA’s Uconnect system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and the 7.0-inch and 8.4-inch units are both available on the 2019 Renegade.
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