Jeep’s smallest entrant in the all-important utility-vehicle market, the Jeep Renegade, is due for a refresh soon enough, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that the updated European version of the rugged subcompact crossover will be shown on Wednesday, June 6th at Italy’s Turin Motor Show. Ahead of the reveal, the automaker released a teaser image showing one of the CUV’s redesigned taillights, which retains the familiar “X”-shaped motif, but appears to have a much more transparent lens, showing off some interesting graphics.
Look closely and you’ll see a rendition of Jeep’s trademark seven-slot grille design in the very center of the taillight. That design is hidden in the current Jeep Renegade’s rear lamps, as well, but it’s much more visible now.
The European market is also set to receive new engine choices for the 2019 Jeep Renegade: a turbocharged, 1.0-liter three-cylinder, good for 120 horsepower, and a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo, with a choice of either 150 or 180 horsepower on tap. Don’t expect that duo to appear in the North American Jeep Renegade, however; currently, there is no overlap between North American and European Renegade engines. The two markets even use different versions of the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo.
The base six-speed manual and optional nine-speed automatic are expected to carry over from the current version of the crossover.
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