In a surprising turn of events, recent spy photos have unveiled the impending transformation of the European Jeep® Renegade’s interior for the 2024 model year. Despite the looming discontinuation of the Renegade in the North American market, Jeep seems determined to mark the B-segment SUV’s 10th anniversary with a subtle yet impactful facelift.
The Renegade, which first graced the automotive scene at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, has been a staple in Jeep’s lineup. However, its 2023 Brazilian mid-cycle action (MCA) or update hinted at what’s to come for the European model’s interior in 2024.
These spy images, captured by Walter Vayr (@GabetzSPYUnit), reveal two Renegade prototypes shrouded in heavy camouflage over the instrument panel. While the exterior updates from the Brazilian model may not make their way to Europe, the interior is set for a noteworthy makeover.
The standout feature spotted beneath the camouflage is the new steering wheel design, borrowed from the Renegade’s sibling, the Compass. This shift promises a fresh aesthetic for the Renegade’s cabin, aligning with the brand’s commitment to staying modern and sophisticated.
However, the real story lies in the incorporation of autonomous technologies that are set to become standard across the 2024 Renegade lineup in Europe. One notable addition is the autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system, providing continuous monitoring of the traffic ahead. This advanced safety feature detects collision risks and issues alerts to the driver, activating the brakes automatically if necessary.
Furthermore, the Renegade will boast a lane maintenance assistant (LKA) system that reads road signs and corrects steering to prevent unintentional lane departures. Safety is further reinforced with a fatigue detector, blind-spot monitoring (BSM), rear traffic warning, and automatic high beam switching.
The interior upgrades extend beyond safety features, with an updated instrument panel offering a 7-inch full digital cluster option. This customizable display provides drivers with real-time information, including turbo pressure, power distribution to the wheels, and even G-force metrics. It should be a welcome addition to Europe’s electrified Renegade 4xe and e-Hybrid offerings.
Entertainment and connectivity are not left behind, as the 2024 Renegade should get an updated 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system. Wireless integration for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for up to two smartphones, along with an induction cell phone charger with directed air conditioning output, should bring convenience to the forefront. Multiple USB inputs (both Type-A and Type-C ) cater to various devices, eliminating the need for adapters.
One thing we don’t think will make the cut is the “Jeep 1941” embossing on the central armrest, that the Brazilian model received.
We should have more details in the upcoming days on these changes, as ordering for the 2024 model is scheduled to open by the end of the month for the European market.