Jeep show as new Rene­gade is un­veiled

The Herald Magazine - - etc DRIVE -

JEEP has con­firmed pric­ing and spec­i­fi­ca­tions for its re­cently re­freshed Rene­gade, which is set to ar­rive in the UK this month.

Start­ing from £19,200, the Ital­ian-built com­pact SUV gets a re­vised look, more equip­ment and im­proved safety, along with a new en­gine line-up.

The new look comes thanks to a re­designed front fas­cia, al­though Jeep’s iconic seven-slot grille is still present.

New LED head­lights are avail­able as op­tional ex­tras on all mod­els and as stan­dard on high-spec Lim­ited and Trail­hawk mod­els. En­try-level Rene­gades are pow­ered by a new three-cylin­der 1.0-litre tur­bocharged unit, de­liv­er­ing 118bhp and 190Nm of torque. An­other petrol op­tion is of­fered in the form of a four-cylin­der tur­bocharged 1.3-litre en­gine, which can be had with 148bhp or 178bhp, with both out­puts de­liv­er­ing 270Nm of torque.

There’s also the choice of two diesel en­gines, which are re­vised ver­sions of those of­fered on the out­go­ing model.

Three gear­box op­tions are on of­fer: A six-speed man­ual, a six-speed du­al­clutch au­to­matic and a nine-speed torque con­verter au­to­matic. There’s also the op­tion of front or all-wheel drive. An up­dated Ucon­nect in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem is also on of­fer.

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