Jeep® Is Bringing The Sahara Name To The Renegade In Brazil

Renegade Sahara Will Slot Between Longitude and S Model...

The Jeep® Renegade may have disappeared from North American showrooms, but it continues to be a significant player for the brand globally, especially in Brazil. Since its debut, the Renegade has frequently battled with its sibling, the Compass, for the title of best-selling SUV in the Brazilian market. Brazilians have shown so much love for the Renegade that it received a special makeover specifically for Latin and South America, a treatment not seen elsewhere. For 2025, Jeep® is adding a touch of the iconic Wrangler to the Renegade by introducing the Sahara trim.

According to our friends at Autos Segredos, the Renegade Sahara will be a highlight of the 2025 lineup, making its debut in the latter half of the year. This isn’t the first time Jeep® Brazil has borrowed a trim name from the Wrangler. A few years ago, they introduced the Moab 4×4 model for the diesel versions of the Renegade. With the Sahara, Jeep® aims to replicate that success and enhance its 4×4 offerings for 2025.

2021 Jeep® Renegade Moab. (Jeep Brazil).

The Renegade Sahara will feature the Turbo 270 Flex engine, which North Americans recognize as the turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four-cylinder from the Stellantis Global Small Engine (GSE) family. This engine delivers 180 horsepower when running on ethanol, Brazil’s preferred fuel, and 199 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission from ZF and equipped with Jeep®’s Active Drive system, an automatic 4×4 system designed for versatility.

Visually, the Sahara trim will maintain the familiar look of the Renegade but with distinctive “Sahara” decals. Inside, the front seats will boast new fabric with the “Sahara” logo, adding a unique touch. The model will also ride on 17-inch wheels fitted with all-season tires, perfect for various driving conditions.

2024 Jeep® Renegade S T270 Turbo Flex AT9 4×4 . (Jeep).

Safety features in the Renegade Sahara are comprehensive, including six airbags, traction control, stability control, ABS, hill-start assist, a driver fatigue detector, and autonomous emergency braking, among others.

Standard amenities will ensure a comfortable and convenient driving experience. These include electric power steering, air conditioning, power windows and mirrors, Engine Start/Stop (ESS), the Uconnect 5 infotainment system, a digital gauge cluster, and a switchblade key remote fob.

With the introduction of the Sahara trim, Jeep continues to innovate and cater to the preferences of its Brazilian customers. The Renegade Sahara will be hitting Brazilian dealers in the second half of this year.

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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