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Refined Renegade hits showrooms

When the Jeep Renegade was introduced it expanded the global Jeep line-up and marked the debut of the brand in the B-SUV segment. Renegade was also the first Jeep SUV to be built in Italy, at the Melfi SATA Plant.

From its 2014 beginning, Jeep Renegade gained a footing in this crowded market segment, becoming a favourite of customers seeking a SUV capable of blending the unmatched off-road capabilities of the Jeep brand with dimensions and styling that are perfect for enjoying the city lifestyle.

The Renegade underwent an overhaul last year, gaining new turbocharged petrol engines, more distinctive styling and the latest driver assistance technologies. With the model year 20, it gets even better.

Along with the standard 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with digital radio and navigation, all model year 20 Jeep Renegades come with the new connected services as standard. Among the many benefits of this is an emergency SOS call button in the overhead console, providing a direct link with the Jeep contact centre if the driver needs immediate road side assistance or requires emergency services. Remote vehicle locking and unlocking, vehicle location and health and maintenance alerts can also be accessed via an app.

Navigation services include live traffic, weather and speed camera information, plus the capability to send destinations to the vehicle from the mobile app.

For fleet managers, a separate portal enables access to data from the vehicle providing detail on the vehicle status as well as how the vehicle is being driven.

MY20 Renegade also benefits from reduced CO2 figures following production updates to software, tyres and aero packages designed to reduce the CO2 emissions by up to 6g/km across the range based on NEDC data.

The simplified model range offers five trim levels and three engines.

Entry-level Longitude starts at £22,405 (OTR) and features alloy wheels, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen, forward collision warning, dual zone air conditioning and cruise control.

Night Eagle edition stands out with black accents and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels. Limited comes with leather upholstery and LED headlights, plus adaptive cruise control. All three trim levels are available with a 1.0-litre 120hp turbocharged petrol engine with a manual transmission or a 1.3-litre 150hp turbocharged petrol engine with an automatic.

Range-topping S models come with keyless entry, tinted windows, reversing camera and blind spot monitor as standard. It is available with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 150hp or a four-wheel-drive version with 180hp.

The off-road-focused Trailhawk comes exclusively with a 170hp 2.0-litre diesel engine. It has Jeep Trail Rated off-road capability thanks to its Selec-Terrain all-wheel drive system.