The Renegade, Jeep’s most diminutive vehicle, has been offered in the United States since the 2015 model year. The compact SUV has gotten a few tweaks over the years, with the 2019 model getting cosmetic upgrades like a wider radiator grille, LED headlamps, and reworked bumpers to give the smallest Jeep more presence. Late last year, the Renegade received minor body and trim revisions. Jeep only released a few photographs of the new Renegade at the time, but thanks to Stellantis in Brazil, we can now get a better look at it.
Whether this is a Brazil-only makeover or yet another Renegade improvement slated for other markets as well, the Brazilian version – shown here in Trailhawk trim – has a few modifications from the US-spec vehicle seen late last summer.
When compared to the previous generation, the grille has been modified yet again, taking on a more upright attitude. The headlights now include integrated turn signals and daytime running lamps, which adds a touch of modernism. The front fog lights have also been moved and are now rectangular in design.
The rear bumper has been nipped and tucked, and a more aggressive-looking faux skid plate has been added. The LED taillights were also given a makeover, with the characteristic ‘X’ detailing being replaced with a more modern look, slimming the backup lights in the process. We think it looks much sportier in this shade of orange than the US-spec variant we saw last year.
Similarly, the cabin has also been the recipient of several updates. An 8.4-inch infotainment screen takes center stage and is supplemented with a digital seven-inch instrument panel. The vehicle is shown in Jeep Brazil’s video sporting red stitching on the seats. The steering wheel is also new – now with a more pronounced center pad – and resembles the item found in the larger Compass.
As far as engine choices are concerned in the US market, all 2022 Renegades make do with a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-pot with 177 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Set to make its debut in the South American market early this year, there’s no news (as yet) about when the revised Renegade will reach North American shores.