Jeep® Brazil has unveiled its updated look for the 2023 Jeep Renegade in a second video teaser. The updated Renegade shows some new design changes both inside and out, that we hope will make it to the North American marketplace. So far, the American adventure brand has only confirmed the changes to its Brazilian-built Renegade (B1) model, which sells throughout the Latin and South American markets.
In a previous teaser, the vehicle was still camouflaged while tackling the tough Brazilian territory in its off-road-oriented Trailhawk trim. During the first teaser, the biggest hint that Jeep gave us was that Renegade’s popular turbocharged 1.3-liter “FireFly” inline-four-cylinder engine also known as the “GSE-T4” or Global Small Engine – Turbo Four, would finally make it to the Brazilian market under the “T270” name. The engine has been under the hood of the Renegade in Europe and North America since 2019.
In its latest teaser video, which again shows the “T270 4×4” badge, it reinforces the brand’s message that the updated B-SUV will adopt that engine for the market, but will also be available in both front-wheel-drive (4×2) and four-wheel-drive (4×4) configurations.
The video also shows us the new exterior highlights, such as the new grille design, new front fascia, new headlamps with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) in motion with a new “arrow” function. The new taillight design also takes the iconic “X” design from the Renegade and amps it up with an all-new LED look that makes the rear of the vehicle look more modern and high-tech.
Inside, we see that the Renegade continues to have an 8.4-inch infotainment system display, but this time features the new Uconnect 5 software. Uconnect 5 software allows for the infotainment system to be up to 5-times faster than the outgoing Uconnect 4C software and adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity for two cellphones at the same time. There is the new Jeep steering wheel we have seen on vehicles like the new Grand Cherokee (WL), Compass, and Commander, as well as a full-digital instrument cluster – something that the entire Jeep lineup will be adapting in the near future.
The Renegade is Jeep Brazil’s most popular nameplate. Since its launch in 2015, the Renegade has sold more than 350,000 units in the Brazilian market (which is Jeep’s second-biggest global market behind the United States).
We expect that Jeep will push for an official unveiling sometime around the start of Q2 2022.
What do you think of the looks of the new 2023 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk for the Brazilian market? What are your favorite new features? Would you like to see it come to North America? Let us know in the comments below or in the MoparInsiders.com forums.