The Jeep was one of the most innovative brands at the recent Geneva Motor Show 2019. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has taken advantage of the Swiss event to show the public some of the news that will soon reach the market. Among them, the hybrid plug-in versions of the Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Compass stand out. There was also room for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, with the special edition S Limited the version that came on the scene. Very soon it will reach European dealers. Before that happens, the brand made important adjustments in the line 2019 of the Grand Cherokee in its version for Europe. In addition to adjusting the prices of certain versions, different options and a mechanic have been removed. One of the most relevant changes to the Jeep Grand Cherokee line is the disappearance of the 190 hp V6 3.0 Multijet diesel engine. It was associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. The rest of the mechanics that can be found in the Jeep configurator comply with the Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. The 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup for the European market is comprised of the following finishes: Laredo, Limited, Trailhawk, Overland, S Edition, Summit and Trackhawk. On the other hand, the brand decided to make changes to the paint options for the bodywork and the list of optional equipment that will be detailed in the coming days.


Not long ago, with the celebration of the Turin Motor Show 2018, the new Jeep Renegade 2019 was introduced to the public. However, at that time the brand had revealed some pictures and only a few details of the expected facelift. Now all the details of the renewed Renegade appear, which in just a few months will go on sale at all Jeep dealers in Europe. Although the most relevant changes to the Jeep Renegade have to do with the technological equipment and the mechanical part, it is undeniable that the new image presented by the Jeep SUV is very interesting. The new Renegade 2019 shows a more modern front thanks to the redesigned grille with Wrangler-like shapes and also debut headlights and antinebline lights. The new headlamps with daytime running lights, high beam, low beam and LED antinebline lights offer about 50% more visibility compared to halogen headlamps. Taking a look at the rear, the new LED technology lanterns are the most eye-catching novelty. New exterior designs are complemented by new wheel designs, with seven different options in sizes ranging from 16 to 19 inches. The interior of the Jeep Renegade 2019 comes with a more modern interior that transmits a superior quality than the predecessor model. It launches a center console with a built-in smartphone holder, new cupholders and storage compartments that will make traveling easier. The additional USB port is now located on the back of the front center armrest.

The Jeep will offer many possibilities for interior customization. There will be specific settings for each of the finishing levels with the availability of Trespass Black and Polar Plunge upholstery. Some interior details are also shared with the Jeep Wrangler. Depending on the equipment level, the new Renegade can equip the Uconnect or Uconnect NAV infotainment system with touchscreens of 5.0, 7.0 and 8.4 inches respectively. Both systems can integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so the level of connectivity and integration with smartphones will be very high. In terms of safety, the Jeep Renegade 2019 also features significant advances over the model that can still be found at dealerships. Now you will be able to standardize on the entire range of the plus-band output warning system and intelligent speed-assist with traffic-signal recognition. Also upgraded is the Park Sense automatic parking system that will be offered after launch. The offer of driving assistance systems is completed with the plus frontal collision warning with standard active braking control, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detector and rear motion control.

With regard to the mechanical part of the new Jeep Renegade, the line of engines debuts important news. The new Jeep SUV is now much more efficient and has a superior performance. The engine selection is based on a modular structure of two configurations: a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine with 120 hp and 190 Nm of maximum torque associated with a six-speed manual transmission, as well as a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine of 150 hp and 270 Nm associated with an automatic double-clutch DDCT transmission. Both with front wheel drive. Also available is a 1.3-liter turbocharged 180 hp 270 Nm engine, combined with a nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter and full drive. All new engines are made entirely of aluminum to provide a low weight.  For drivers who want a diesel mechanic there will also be different options. The new Jeep Renegade 2019 will be available with a 1.6 literMultijet II engine with 120 hp available with manual or automatic DDCT transmission. To this mechanic it is necessary to add the engine of 2.0 litersMultijet II in two levels of power: 140 and 170 hp. Regardless of the choice made there will be manual or automatic transmission versions of nine speeds. The new Jeep Renegade 2019 will go on sale in Europe from next September. Although for the time being it is unknown what their prices will be, the Jeep has confirmed the four finishing levels that will be part of the line: Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk. To see it in countries outside Europe, it will be necessary to wait until the end of the year.


The upgraded Jeep Renegade gets its first special series, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will put up for sale in Europe in the coming weeks a new version that will carry the name ‘S’, characterized by its more dynamic aspect. The new Jeep Renegade ‘S’ will be recognized by a number of exterior enhancements that are specific to this version, among which are the black grille front, 19-inch alloy wheels with specific design painted in gray ‘Granite Crystal ‘, plus inserts of the same hue in the logos and grid, as well as specific ceiling bars, tinted glass, etc.

The interior of the Renegade ‘S’ is characterized by its dark gray upholstery, as well as an ‘All Black’ environment dominated by black on the ceiling tapestry, pillars and doors. In addition, it has a sports steering wheel lined in leather with black seams, specific rugs, etc. The Jeep Renegade ‘S’ most relevant standard equipment includes an 8.0-inch touch screen UConnect infotainment system, which includes compatibility with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth and USB systems, as well as integrated navigation. It also includes configurable digital instrumentation with 7.0-inch color screen, bi-zone automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, automatic lights and rain sensor.  In addition, it has several roadside assistance, such as traffic signal reader, unintentional track change alert, standalone city braking, collision warning and adaptive speed control. The main headlights are Full LED, as well as the taillights that are also LEDs. The range of engines includes the 1.3 Turbo T4 150 hp petrol engine and the 1.6-liter Multijet 120 hp diesel engine and the 2.0 Multijet 150 hp diesel engine. Some of them can be coupled to a six-speed manual transmission, a six-speed dual-clutch DDCT automatic or a nine-speed automatic.


In addition to all the evolutions brought by the new Jeep Renegade 2019, which can be seen in the 30th Salão de São Paulo, there is another very special Renegade. This is the B-Ute, a car show – absolutely functional – developed in the United States in conjunction with Mopar for the most recent edition of the traditional annual Easter Jeep Safari event in Moab, USA, at the end of March. The B-Ute is a Jeep Renegade designed to beat heavy off-road conditions without losing practicality. The bumpers are unique as well as the hood with heat extractors and the widened wheel housings to house the BF / Goodrich T / A Baja Champion off-road tires. Other upgrades include the Jeep Performance Parts line from Mopar’s North American portfolio. Cases to lift the suspension in 4 cm, the roof rack with unusual design and the protections in the lower part of the body. Also highlighted are the added interior items such as specially coated seats, glossy black appliqués and Mopar reinforced rugs. The Jeep B-Ute also carries some curiosities. To begin with the fact that he anticipated, still in March, the launch of the restyling of Renegade. The new front grille and LED headlights were already there, for example. And in one of the possibilities of reading the name of the concept, the B refers to the segment of the vehicle and Ute is contraction of utility, in English. Already among the various inscriptions on the body, two stand out – ‘Lt. Jenkins’ and ‘1337’, which appear side by side in some spots. Both terms refer to the geek world: the first refers to the mischievous character Leeroy Jenkins of the World of Warcraft game, and the second is the numerical version of the word ‘leet’, the ‘elite’ corruption used in the early days of the internet in the universe BBS (Bulletin Board System).


The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 1941 Edition, which the American brand presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is no more than a slightly modified version of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the highest version of the line and has the most robust and robust configuration for use off road. In this way, the brand uses this special version to show the different possibilities of the catalog of optional parts and accessories Mopar, in addition to the possibilities of the Wrangler Rubicon, which already has the most robust and aggressive chassis configuration used outside the asphalt. The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 1941 Edition has a special yellow decoration with several stickers that allude to the date 1941, the year that premiered the original Jeep Willys. The color combination is complemented by multiple elements in the black tone, among which we find the bumper, front grille, wheel arches, optional new snorkel, door knobs, fuel tank cap and mirrors , as well as the wheels and the textile hood itself. But the Wrangler Rubicon 1941 Edition is a little more than a few color changes and some stickers, as it has an optional suspension kit to lift the axles, the aforementioned snorkel and the new side skirts, which could not be otherwise way, they are also in black color. Like all Jeep Wranglers in its Rubicon version, the new Wrangler 1941 Edition features the Dana 44 rigid axles and electronically adjustable differentials, so it has a much more robust configuration and is better enabled to access track zones.