2019 Jeep Renegade in detail: all you need to know about the facelifted baby SUV

Full information and new photos of Jeep’s refreshed B-segment SUV in European specification

Following the preview of the facelifted 2019 Renegade earlier this month, Jeep has now released a full set of photos and information.

The big news is the debut of two all-new, all-aluminum MultiAir III turbocharged gasoline engines in Europe.

The first is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo with 120 hp and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque mated to a six-speed manual gearbox (FWD), and the second is a 1.3-liter turbo four-pot available with either 150 hp and DDCT dual clutch transmission (FWD) or 180 hp with a nine-speed automatic transmission (AWD). In both cases, the 1.3-liter engine delivers 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.

Both units feature Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPF) and are Euro 6/D compliant. Jeep claims the new turbocharged gasoline units are up to 20 percent more fuel efficient than the engines they replace and deliver “excellent driving comfort.”

The MultiJet II diesel engines previously offered on the Renegade carry on, but are updated with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) to comply with the Euro 6/D norm. The 1.6-liter unit delivers 120 hp and is paired with a manual/DDCT dual clutch transmission and FWD, while the 2.0-liter engine offers either 140 hp or 170 hp in combination with the nine-speed auto and AWD.

The two available all-wheel-drive systems (Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low) carry on unchanged, as do the rear axle disconnect system, Selec-Terrain traction control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. The range-topping and most capable model off-road remains the Trailhawk.

Styling tweaks for the 2019 Jeep Renegade are subtle and include the new optional full LED headlights, a new front fascia featuring a redesigned seven-slot Jeep grille, refreshed fog lamps, optional updated taillights with new LED light clusters, and the introduction of 19-inch wheels for the first time.

Inside, the 2019 Renegade gains a new center console with a built-in smartphone holder, new cup holders, and additional storage compartments, as well as design updates including refreshed bezels on the radio, climate vents, center tunnel, and speakers.  

The Renegade is available with the fourth-generation Uconnect infotainment system with 5-, 7-, or 8.4-inch displays, Apple CarPlay integration and Android Auto compatibility.

On the safety front, the Jeep Renegade adds more features as standard for the 2019 model year, including Lane Sense Departure Warning-Plus and  Intelligent Speed Assist with Traffic Sign Recognition. An updated Automatic park assist - park sense system is available, and it can maneuver both into and out of parking spots. Other available systems are Forward Collision Warning-Plus with Active Emergency Braking standard (standard on Limited), Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection.

Jeep will start selling the 2019 Renegade across Europe from September, in four trim levels: Sport, Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. In Russia, Middle East, and Africa, the updated model will arrive from the end of this year. No information has been released about the North American-spec Renegade yet.

READ MORE: Our in-depth review of the 2018 Jeep Compass Limited 2.0 MultiJet II 4x4

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