2020 Jeep Renegade Gets A Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain

The company’s smallest vehicle is present on the market for about four years and despite recent major update, the 2020 Jeep Renegade is also about to come with novelties. This SUV offers excellent off-road capabilities. It acts pretty good on the road as well, while the upscale cabin is definitely one of the strongest points. On the other side, fuel economy isn’t that spectacular.

Therefore, the 2020 Renegade is about to come with a new version, designed for those economy-minded drivers. We are about to see a plug-in hybrid version, with a completely new system under the hood. Expect new model to arrive in about a year.

2020 Jeep Renegade front view2020 Jeep Renegade Design

While most reports are full of speculation about the new powertrain, there are no words about other design characteristics and that is definitely for a good reason. This subcompact crossover has been updated recently. It was a classic facelift, which included primarily aesthetical changes. Of course, most changes were made at front. So, you can easily notice a new grille, as well as a new front bumper.

Also, there are new LED headlights, the same ones as in the new Wrangler. On the other end, this model has received a new rear bumper, as well as new graphics. Considering all these changes, there is no doubt that the 2020 Jeep Renegade will continue in the same way, with a few more color as biggest exterior updates.

2020 Jeep Renegade Interior

An upscale interior has always been one of the Renegade’s strongest points. Great materials quality, spacious cargo area and lots of standard equipment are some of the highlights. The recent facelift has also brought a newer version of the infotainment system, which runs on either 7.0 or 8.4-inch touchscreen. A list of standard equipment is also pretty generous.

2020 Jeep Renegade interiorThe current model comes with things like Bluetooth, and a rearview camera, cruise control etc. You can get more features in higher trims, such as 9-speaker audio system. Considering the recent updates, the 2020 Jeep Renegade Interior should keep in the same way, with only possibility to come with a few more standard features and new color schemes.

When the 2020 Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid is going to arrive?

The biggest novelty for the next year will definitely be 2020 Jeep Renegade Plug-in Hybrid. This model will come as a part of the company’s plan of a massive electrification. However, exact details about this powertrain are still unknown. For now, we can only say that the new model will be a great addition to the company’s lineup, which is currently characterized by engines that offer not so great fuel economy.

2020 Jeep Renegade Engines

Other than the new plug-in hybrid, the 2020 Jeep Renegade will continue with two familiar gasoline units. The first one is a 1.4-liter turbo inline-four unit from Fiat, which is good for about 160 horsepower. This one comes paired with a manual transmission.

On the other side, a 2.4-liter unit comes in a pair with automatic transmission. This engine delivers around 175 horsepower. In both cases, you shouldn’t count on any spectacular 2020 Jeep Renegade mpg ratings. In the best case, read with a smaller 1.4-liter unit, you can count on something like 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

2020 Jeep Renegade rear view2020 Jeep Renegade Release Date and Price

Despite the arrival of the new plug-in hybrid version, we don’t expect to see this crossover before the last quarter of next year. When it comes to the 2020 Jeep Renegade price, a new version will definitely cost more compared to current gasoline models, which go in a range between 19.000 and 27.500 dollars, roughly.

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