Last month, Jeep® Brazil gave us a sneak peek at the updated 2023 Jeep Renegade for the Brazilian market. But now, Jeep Brazil is ready to show the world the rest of its improvements to its Renegade lineup. The Renegade marks an important piece of the brand’s portfolio, as the best-selling vehicle in the brand’s second-biggest market (behind the United States).
The updated 2023 Renegade shows some design changes, both inside and out. Starting with the vehicle’s exterior, there is now full-LED lighting. A new set of LED headlamps feature integrated turn-signals, which feature a sequential pattern. The front bumper has also been redesigned and now features broader lines crossing the piece horizontally and framing the new LED fog lights. The set received a prominent piece at the bottom, which highlights the front and gives the iconic seven-slot grille a new look for the Renegade. The rear tail lamps have also been redesigned to feature a new look at the Renegade’s classic “X” pattern.
Looking at the side of the vehicle, there are new wheels designs ranging from 17-inches to 19-inches for each model. It is worth mentioning, that on Trailhawk models, there is a new Easter egg on the wheels. The rear-view mirrors now feature integrated driving lights contoured into the mirror housing.
Inside, the updated Renegade draws attention at first glance, with the new Jeep steering wheel (found in the updated Compass and new Grand Cherokee). A new center armrest adds another Easter egg for fans, just like the new Commander (H1) it now adorns “Jeep 1941” as a permanent reminder of the birth year of the brand that created the SUV in the world.
The 2023 Jeep Renegade will be offered in 7 exterior colors, 3 of which are new to the Brazilian model (Granite Crystal, Sting-Gray, and Punk’N Orange (which is exclusive to Trailhawk). The other 4 shades are Polar White, Billet Silver, Jazz Blue, and Carbon Black.
The updated Renegade has also received a technology update for the 2023 model year. All models will be equipped with various safety features and driving aids. The highlight is Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), which continuously monitors the traffic ahead. When the risk of collision with other vehicles is detected, the Renegade emits an audible and visual alert to the driver. If there is no action, the system automatically applies the Renegade’s brakes, reducing the impact of a collision or even preventing a crash.
This feature is made possible by a camera positioned on top of the windshield. The same device allows the inclusion of other systems, such as the Lane Keeping Assistant (LKA). They read the horizontal signaling of the road and can make punctual corrections on the steering wheel to alert the driver that the vehicle is invading the side lanes. Finally, the camera also continuously reads and recognizes traffic signs, indicating the speed of the road in real-time on the dashboard.
Safety is reinforced by a fatigue detector, which is standard on all models. It analyzes various vehicle parameters, including travel time, and suggests to the driver a rest stop whenever the risk of drowsiness behind the wheel is identified. The updated Renegade also receives Automatic High-Beam Headlamps (AHB), which adjust to the surrounding traffic to avoid dazzling other vehicles while ensuring the best illumination of the road ahead.
Renegade also has Blind-Spot Monitoring (BSM), which uses sensors on the sides of the Renegade to alert the driver, via lights in the mirrors, to the presence of cars around at points that may not be seen by the driver. The rear traffic warning adds more protection in reversing maneuvers and exits from the garage (when the sensors detect the proximity of perpendicular cars, an alert is issued in the cabin). The AHB and BSM are standard on the “S” and Trailhawk models.
In addition to all of these autonomous technologies, the new Renegade has an instrument panel (I/P) with a 7-inch full-digital gauge cluster. The cluster features a customizable screen that can be adjusted according to the driver’s desire. The customization allows the driver to see things such as turbo pressure, power sent to the wheels, and even a G-force meter.
The new Renegade also features the new 8.4-inch touchscreen with Uconnect 5 infotainment software. With Uconnect 5, you have wireless integration of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is also a new wireless cellphone charger with a cooling feature directed by an air conditioning outlet, preventing overheating. Other passengers can charge their smartphone through the 3 USB ports, 1 type-A and 1 type-C in the center console in front and 1 type-A for the rear-seat passengers. This allows the user to use the cable that best suits their device without the need for adaptors.
The Brazilian Renegade now adopts the North American powerplant, the turbocharged 1.3-liter “FireFly” inline-four-cylinder engine also known as the “GSE-T4” or Global Small Engine – Turbo Four. For the Brazilian market, the engine is called “T270” meaning that the engine has 270 Nm (200 ft.-lbs.) of torque. Horsepower ratings have the T270 producing 185 horsepower.
The Sport and Longitude (their version of the North American Latitude) models have a 6-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel-drive (4×2) with Traction Control +. The new S version offers four-wheel-drive (4×4) traction and a 9-speed automatic transmission and a terrain selector with 4 driving modes. Finally, the iconic Trailhawk completes the catalog with the best off-road capability in the segment, assured by the Trail Rated seal, with 4×4 traction, 9-speed gearbox, and terrain selector with 5 settings.
Renegade Sport –
The entry-level in the Renegade lineup for Brazil will be the Sport model. It will come standard with 6 airbags, stability, and traction control, Jeep’s added Traction Control+, Sport mode, LED headlamps, AEB, LKA, fatigue detector, three USB connections (one being a Type-C), 17-inch aluminum wheels, Engine Start/Stop, and fabric upholstered seats. In addition Sport models also have a 6-speed automatic transmission, electronic parking brake, digital gauge cluster, 7-inch Uconnect 5 system with Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay, cruise control, and adjustable speed limited. There will be an optional Exclusive Pack (Package) that consists of 18-inch wheels and leather seats.
Renegade Longitude –
The Longitude model includes all of the standard features of the Sport, but adds paddle shifters on the steering wheel, 8.4-inch Uconnect 5 infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, LED fog lights, 7-inch digital gauge cluster, and wireless phone charger. Longitude models also feature dual-zone automatic climate control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, and black leather seats. Customers can opt for brown leather as well.
Renegade S 4×4 –
With a 9-speed automatic transmission, the Renegade S has all of the equipment of the Longitude and also adds 4×4 traction with electronic differential lock, terrain selector with four settings, 4×4 Low mode, Hill Descent Control electronic descent control, and 7 airbags (including one for driver’s knee). It also has leather seats, remote start, 19-inch aluminum wheels, AHB, Park Assist automatic parking assistant, rear traffic detector, and BSM. Customers can also opt for a panoramic electric sunroof.
Trailhawk 4×4 –
The pinnacle of toughness and off-road capability is the Trailhawk. Trailhawk adds all the standard features of the Renegade S but adds 17-inch light aluminum wheels, mixed-use tires, and a 1-inch suspension lift. In addition, there is added protection to the U-joints, transmission, and fuel tank. Of course, Trailhawk is “Trail Rated” and features the Trail Rated badge on its fender.
Inside, there is a 7-inch digital gauge cluster with unique animation, red accents on the speaker finishes and side air conditioning vents, as well as red stitching on the black leather seats. The selector features 5 different drive models, including an exclusive “Rock” setting for the Trailhawk. Trailhawk also features extreme off-roading angles with 30º of attack, 22º of ramp, and 32º of departure angle.
Jeep Brazil has released pricing for the 2023 Renegade lineup…
Prices for all of Brazil, except the states of São Paulo and Paraíba:
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Sport T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 123,990 (or about $23,918.29 USD / $30,493.80 CAD)
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Longitude T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 138,990 (or about $26,811.87 USD / $34,186.16 CAD)
- 2023 Jeep Renegade S T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 163,290 (or about $31,499.46 USD / $40,163.02 CAD)
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 163,290 (or about $31,499.46 USD / $40,163.02 CAD)
Prices for the state of São Paulo:
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Sport T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 128,115
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Longitude T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 143,615
- 2023 Jeep Renegade S T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 168,723
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 168,723
Prices for the state of Paraíba:
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Sport T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 127,583
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Longitude T270 Turbo Flex AT6 – R$ 143,018
- 2023 Jeep Renegade S T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 168,022
- 2023 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 – R$ 168,022
We hope that the changes made to the Brazilian-built 2023 Renegade will be carried over to the other global Renegade variants. Currently, the Renegade is produced in 3 different plants across the world. Those plants include the ones in Brazil, China, and Italy. The North American-spec Renegade is manufactured in Italy.
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