The Jeep Renegade gets a more grown-up look for 2019

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Jeep's refreshed B-segment SUV comes with new engines and features a refreshed look, improving on the successful Jeep model that arrived in 2014.

It should be pointed out that this is the 2019 Jeep Renegade Limited, so lower cost trim levels may not have the fancy new headlights, but it seems likely that all of the new models will have the same basic front fascia design.

It seems like a odd place to reveal an update to Jeep's smallest model, but the Turin show is the home auto show for the Renegade, which is built in Melfi, Italy.

As far as design tweaks are concerned, the Renegade has a more characterful front-end thanks to a redefined grille and additional chrome finishes. The front bumper has been completely redesigned, with the fog lights appearing to be bigger, and they now sit in the main lower grille. The Jeep Renegade is expected to be launched in the Indian market too.

We expect Jeep to release USA information on the 2019 Renegade later this year, likely in the fall along with all of FCA's other model-year changes. The SUV gets light changes to its exterior styling and new technology inside, and with a fleet of new engines confirmed.

Inside, a larger infotainment screen takes the place of the current 6.5-inch unit, absorbing the buttons and controls previously surrounding it. Additionally, there will be a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit outputting power in two tunes-148bhp and 177bhp. The Jeep Renegade will soon be launched in India and it remains to be seen whether we get the facelifted model or not. The American brand also has plans to give each of its models a plug-in hybrid variant by the end of the decade.