The European testing phase for the baby Renegade has begun.
We now have fresh spy photos of a potential baby brother to the Jeep Renegade. The images below depict a working prototype of the “baby Renegade,” a vehicle currently in development. This time around, the vehicle will be powered by internal combustion.
The all-electric version of the compact crossover was first seen in July of this year, but as can be seen in the photos, the trial vehicle still has exhaust pipes. It is heavily disguised, and we don’t know much about its layout, but we do know that it will be shorter than the Renegade, at a length of 4.10–4.15 meters (161.4–163.3 inches).
We have never been able to see inside the cabin until now. Huge swaths of the interior are covered up, but we can still tell this is a prototype because of the manual transmission. The climate controls and audio system are accessible via physical buttons located below a small tablet-style display on the dashboard. On the center console, you can see two USB ports and an electronic parking brake.
Jeep’s upcoming subcompact crossover, the Renegade, will ride on the same e-CMP platform that underpins crossovers from Peugeot, Citroen, and Opel parent company PSA Group. Both a 1.2-liter turbocharged gas engine and a 1.5-liter diesel are likely to be part of the ICE lineup. The six-speed manual will likely be the default, with the eight-speed automatic available as an upgrade.
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In terms of hardware, the fully electric version will share components with the fully electric Peugeot 2008 and the fully electric Opel Mokka, meaning that a 100-kilowatt (136-horsepower) electric motor will drive the front wheels. More than 186 miles (300 kilometers) of range can be achieved on a single charge thanks to the 50 kilowatt-hour battery pack that will store the electricity.
Jeep has remained mum on the release date of the small crossover, but it is widely anticipated to arrive in dealerships before the year is out. It is anticipated that Fiat and Alfa Romeo will create variants of this model to appeal to their respective markets.
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