As the world is just getting acquainted with the new 2022 Jeep® Compass, its smaller brother the Jeep Renegade appears to be getting some minor updates for the 2022 model year as well. Our friends at Autos Segredos (Auto Secrets) in Brazil, pointed out that Brazilian automotive YouTuber Andre Gesser had posted some photos of what appears to be a camouflaged 2022 Jeep Renegade on the back of a car carrier during one of its stops.
The B-Segment SUV has the familiar swirl pattern camouflage we have become accustomed to, over the years. It appears that it might be hiding some slightly revised styling treatments done to both the front and rear fascias. The lower rockers also are covered in the vinyl graphics, but we don’t think much has changed from the sides.
Inside, it looks like much of the interior remains the same. We see that the new style steering wheel found in other Jeep products such as the Grand Cherokee L and Compass has made its way into the Renegade. With a corner of the instrument panel (I/P) peeking out from the cloth-covered dash, we see that the air vents are the same ones in the current Renegade models.
With all Stellantis models adopting the new Uconnect 5 software for 2022, we think it’s safe to say that the Renegade will get a new infotainment update. It wouldn’t be surprising if a tablet system similar to the one shown in the new Compass, as well as an all-digital gauge cluster will also join the Renegade lineup. Jeep and the other core-Chrysler Group brands are moving in the direction of all-digital gauge clusters.
Autos Segredos believes that their market will finally receive the 1.3-liter “FireFly” turbocharged inline-four-cylinder gasoline engine option in the 2022 Renegade. The engine has been offered in the Renegade in the United States since the 2019 model year and has proven to be a potent powerhouse. It also serves as the basis for the electrified Jeep Renegade and Compass 4xe in Europe, as well as the Brazilian-spec 2022 Jeep Compass (something Compass fans were disappointed not to get in the North American market).
With the Renegade and the Compass both being built in Brazil, the North American-spec Renegade is manufactured in Melfi, Italy. But we believe that the changes to the interior and exterior will be a global mid-cycle action (MCA).
Most recently, Jeep Renegade test vehicles with the upcoming turbocharged 1.5-liter “FireFly” inline-four-cylinder engine that will feature mild-hybrid technology were caught testing on public roads. We can’t wait to see what the Jeep brand’s smallest current offering has in store for 2022.
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