We’ve known that
is working on an updated
. We’ve seen prototypes with
. But it seems that the next
will have more than just cosmetic updates. One of our spy photographers caught Jeep testing a
that looks like a normal current one, but it has an electric shock warning sign in the window. Can we therefore assume it’ll be a
This sign seems to indicate that the Renegade will offer some sort of electrified powertrain. And its use on a lifted, off-road oriented Renegade Trailhawk seems to indicate that it’ll be available throughout the trim level lineup.
The question is, will it really be a
or something like the
? This system is becoming
as well as adding some performance gains.
Then again, we never saw this sign in any prototype
, so it could be possible this Renegade is using a more traditional hybrid system like you would find in a
certainly has experience with full hybrids, as evidenced by
We probably don’t have long to find out what sort of electrification the Renegade will receive. The visually updated prototypes we’ve seen aren’t radically changed, so it likely won’t take long to finish testing and release them. We’re expecting to see the little SUV revealed by the end of the year, and probably on lots early in 2019.