Fiat’s Grande Panda: Previewing the Next-Gen Jeep® Renegade?

Affordable Electric and Hybrid Crossover Set to Influence Jeep's Future Lineup...

Fiat teased its upcoming Grande Panda crossover last week. This B-segment utility vehicle (UV) aims to serve as the flagship model for the Italian brand’s subcompact offerings in the global market. While the new subcompact crossover is generating a lot of buzz in the international market for its style, it has us looking at what it could be sharing with the next-generation Jeep® Renegade.

According to Bloomberg Adria, the electric version of the Grande Panda is expected to be priced competitively, starting around €20,000 to €21,000 ($21,500 to $22,570 USD). This pricing undercuts its sibling, the Citroën ë-C3, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious consumers. On the other hand, rumors suggest that the hybrid version of the Grande Panda could start at approximately €14,000 ($15,050 USD), though official sources have not confirmed these figures.

2025 Fiat Grande Panda-e Crossover. (FIAT).

The Grande Panda will debut in electric and hybrid models across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The electric variant will likely use a 113-horsepower electric drive module (EDM) to power the front wheels, paired with a 44 kWh lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) battery pack. This setup is anticipated to offer a range of up to 320 kilometers (199 miles) on a single charge, mirroring the specifications of the Citroën ë-C3.

For those preferring a hybrid option, the Grande Panda is expected to feature the same e-HYBRID system found in the Jeep® Avenger. This system includes a 1.2-liter, three-cylinder combustion engine that produces up to 100 horsepower, a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and a 21 kW electric motor integrated into a six-speed dual-clutch electric gearbox. This combination optimizes fuel efficiency, improves low-end torque, and gives drivers a quiet, responsive start.

Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk Rendering. (MoparInsiders).

Stellantis revealed during its Investor Day presentation that the Jeep® Renegade would be returning to the North American market as a $25,000 electric vehicle (EV) for the 2027 model year. Given the price point of the ë-C3 and the estimates from Bloomberg Adria on the Grande Panda, it makes sense that the next-generation Renegade EV would also share their powertrain.

Both the ë-C3 and Grande Panda will also offer hybrid powertrains. With the decline of EVs in North America, it seems likely that the next-generation Renegade will also arrive with a cheaper hybrid powertrain option. If a hybrid Renegade comes to market at a low 20,000 price, it will allow Jeep® to appeal to a whole new customer base that hasn’t been focused on by the American adventure brand since 2018. This is a market where General Motors (GM) has been successful with its new Chevrolet Trax crossover.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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It already has the right profile, will look good as a Jeep, ugly Citroen

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It would. It needs to return to our market. Hopefully the Renegade, Compass and Cherokee grow a bit longer and wider in next generation. All keep ICE power.

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It already has the right profile, will look good as a Jeep, ugly Citroen

You said this in another thread and I agree. "I think in NA they need to introduce all the powertrains at once, to make sure 4 wheel drive is available at launch."

The Cheap Jeep EV should be the only 2WD model offered. I would call it the Dispatch to honor the 2WD mail Jeeps. The PHEV e-axle system used in the EU Jeep Compass, Renegade, AR Tonale, and Dodge Hornet might be too expensive for an entry level vehicle. The mild hybrid 4Xe that the Jeep Avenger uses would be a good fit, but with the SGE four cylinder for our market.

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