Jeep’s smallest crossover is coming with big novelties for the next year. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the new PHEV version, which has been presented a while ago. Besides the new, electrified powertrain, the next-year model will also come with a fistful of updates in terms of new visual packages and new standard features. Still, the overall layout won’t change too much and we are still talking about the same generation that has been introduced six years ago. The 2021 Jeep Renegade will come with a familiar design and it looks like the current generation won’t be replaced that soon.
This means you may count on a subcompact crossover that stands out in many ways, starting from an attractive styling, comfortable ride, solid off-road performances etc. Of course, it also has several drawbacks, starting from a high base price, uninspiring powertrain, below-average fuel economy etc. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Jeep Renegade PHEV
The 2021 Jeep Renegade comes with many novelties but without any doubt, the biggest one is the introduction of a plug-in hybrid version. This model comes with a new powertrain, based on a small 1.3-liter turbocharged engine. This unit comes in pair with two electric motors, one for each axle. There are two output versions in the offer, with either 190 or 240 horsepower. Interestingly, this version comes with only a manual gearbox in the offer.
Besides more than a sufficient amount of power, this version also comes with a quite large 11.4-kWh battery pack, which should ensure a max all-electric range of about 30 miles. At this point, we know for sure that the new version is coming both to the European and North American markets.
2021 Jeep Renegade Gets New Visual Packages
The new PHEV version isn’t the only notable novelty for the next year. There are also two new packages in the offer and both of them are primarily about aesthetics. Those are called the 80th Anniversary Edition and Islander Edition. The first one comes with specific anniversary badging, as well as with Granite Crystal 19-inch wheels and some pretty exclusive interior details. The Islander Edition is also coming with exclusive styling details, as well as with lots of new features. Some of the highlights are things like silver 19-inch rims, passive hands-free entry, a panoramic sunroof, and a special island-themed hood decal and embroidered seatbacks.
Also, we should mention that the base Sport trim now comes standard with a bigger 7.0-inch touchscreen, while the range-topping Limited and Trackhawk models also come with more standard equipment.
2021 Jeep Renegade Redesign
Those would be some of the most important novelties for the next year. Other than that, the 2021 Jeep Renegade is about to carry on in the same way. You may count on the same overall design, which has a lot in common with models like Compass and Fiat 500x, as the three models ride on the same Compact Wide platform and share most of the mechanics.
When it comes to aesthetics, we don’t expect to see any notable change, except for the aforementioned new editions. You may count on the same design from six years ago, which has been refreshed for the 2019 model year. For that occasion, we saw several new details, mostly at the front. We saw a new, bigger grille, new LED headlamps and new front bumper. The rear end also came with a new bumper. Therefore, we presume that the Renegade will remain in the current form for the next couple of years and the best we could see for the 2021 Jeep Renegade are some new color options.
We definitely don’t expect to see bigger interior changes for the next year. As we already mentioned, a 7.0-inch touchscreen is now standard, and most other interior changes will also be in terms of new features. On the other side, the dashboard design will remain the same. That means you may count on a cabin that features a solid, good-looking cabin, which mostly utilizes quality materials. When it comes to interior space, things are typical for the class. The front seats are spacious and comfortable, while the second row may be tight for taller passengers. When it comes to the cargo area, 18.5 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 50.8 cubic feet of the overall volume seems quite typical for the class.
Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Jeep Renegade sometime in the last quarter of the year, with the base price around 24.000 dollars.