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Jeep Renegade 2019 unveiled at Turin motor show


Jeep’s updated Renegade has broken cover, with the 2019 version of the rugged-looking baby SUV revealed in a sequence of snaps fresh from the Turin Motor Show.

Sadly, though, that's about all that's been revealed for now, with Jeep surprisingly light on detail for the new Renegade.

What we can see from the pictures, however, is that the styling apple hasn’t fallen far from the outgoing Renegade's tree, though the boxy styling has been toned down a little for this 2019 update, which arrives about three years after the baby Jeep was first launched in Australia.

The sharp edges, especially at the front, have been softened, with smaller headlights and softer edges and a less-complicated (and all-new) lower grille. At the back, the changes are less obvious, with thinner lines and new LED rear taillights (though they ape the shape of those in the current model).

While no official interior shots have been released, earlier spy shots have suggested a reworked dash setup with a bigger touchscreen and switchgear borrowed from the bigger Jeep Cherokee is on the cards.

"The Jeep Renegade set a new benchmark in the B-SUV segment in 2014 by blending the legendary Jeep brand's off-road capabilities with dimensions and styling perfect for enjoying the city lifestyle," Jeep tells us.

"The new model year 2019 will feature a refreshed look and new engines."

Those new engines, at least for international markets, will include new three- and four-cylinder petrol engines, including a 90kW 1.0-litre petrol, and a 1.3-litre petrol engine delivered in two states of tune; 111kW and 134kW. The current range is offered in Australia with a choice of 1.4-, 1.6- and 2.4-litre engines.

FCA Australia is yet to confirm official launch timing, but expect to see the 2019 Renegade in Oz by the end of the year. The outgoing model is yet to set the sales world alight, shifting around 68 units so far this year.

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