Although perplexed at the lack of info forthcoming regarding FCA’s strategy for the Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat brands, The Spy Guy thinks the future looks bright for Jeep and Ram. For Jeep, there will be a redesigned Renegade for the 2019 model year, including new front and rear styling and a refreshed interior. Mechanically, it appears likely that a detuned version of the automaker’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine found in the latest Jeep Wrangler will be part of a new Renegade Trackhawk model (and accompanying eight-speed automatic transmission). Also in the planning stages is a new model that’s even smaller than the Renegade, but as yet there’s zero information.
Jeep’s plans include a Trackhawk version of the Renegade. As an asphalt performer, it’s counter intuitive to the whole Jeep thing. (PHOTO: FCA)