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Discover the new Jeep Renegade: second, more European generation with new platform, European-focused design and electrified versions: Find out more about the future of the compact SUV

Written by Noel Budeguer
Published 28/05/2024 às 09:40
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Second generation of the Jeep Renegade in development with new STLA-Small platform and European design. Discover the innovations and expectations for the compact SUV in Brazil and Europe.

Second generation of the Jeep Renegade in development with new STLA-Small platform and European design. Discover the innovations and expectations for the compact SUV in Brazil and Europe

The second generation of the Jeep Renegade compact SUV is under development and promises to be more European. The new platform will be one of the main changes, and the model should coexist with the Avenger in Europe.

Despite rumors about the possible withdrawal of the Jeep Renegade from the line in Brazil, replaced by the Avenger, the model will continue to exist. According to the British magazine Autoexpress, the manufacturer has already started work on the second generation of the utility vehicle. This new version will abandon the Small Wide 4×4 base, used since 2005 and which has undergone several updates. The next generation will adopt the STLA-Small architecture, scheduled to debut in 2026, instead of the e-CMP base used by the Avenger.

Adaptation to Electrification

The platform change will allow the new Renegade SUV to incorporate more electrified engines, in addition to the micro-hybrid and plug-in hybrid systems of the current model. The new version is expected to include a 100% electric option, aligning with Stellantis' electrification goal in Europe. Previous information indicates that Jeep will take advantage of this update to increase the size of the Renegade, distancing it from the Avenger, which is just 15 centimeters shorter. With the Compass also planning to grow into its next generation, there will be enough room for the Renegade to be expanded.

European-Focused Design

An interesting aspect mentioned by Autoexpress is that the new Renegade will adopt a European-focused design. The compact SUV had good sales in the region, although it did not achieve the same success in Brazil. In the United States, the Renegade was rejected for not being considered a “real” Jeep and its sales have already ended. This was a serious blow for a car from a brand seen as an American symbol.

Second generation of the Jeep Renegade in development with new STLA-Small platform and European design. Discover the innovations and expectations for the compact SUV in Brazil and Europe. Source: engine1

Perspectives for Brazil

With the development of the second generation in Europe, the chances of the Renegade continuing in Brazil increase, as the national operation will not need to bear the engineering costs. Furthermore, if the model grows, it will not be a problem to have both the Avenger and Renegade in the country, expanding the brand's product line. Thus, the Jeep Renegade SUV promises a promising future and adapted to the new demands of the European and Brazilian markets.

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Noel Budeguer

Of Argentine nationality, I am a news writer and specialist in the field. I cover topics such as science, oil, gas, technology, the automotive industry, renewable energy and all trends in the job market.

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