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Jeep Renegade: Compact SUV axed in Australia

Jeep has put its slow-selling Renegade SUV on hold in Australia. The rugged-looking rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V only found 70 homes last year, down from 163 in 2018 – and a huge drop from the 1051 sold in 2016, the Renegade's best year in Australia. Even slow-selling competitors like the Ford EcoSport (481 sales) and Nissan Juke (509) comfortably outsold the smallest Jeep last year...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Jeep Renegade PHEV details revealed

Jeep has confirmed technical details for its first plug-in hybrid, the Renegade PHEV. It’ll be followed by a plug-in hybrid version of the Compass. Autocar reports the electrified Renegade will use a 99kW rear-mounted electric motor mated to the more powerful 134kW tune of FCA’s 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine...

Jeep Renegade facelift coming second half of 2019

Jeep Australia has confirmed the refreshed Renegade baby SUV will indeed make its way to Australia, currently earmarked for arrival during the second half of 2019. Beyond the rough timeframe, the local arm wasn't able to provide further information about pricing and specification, simply saying these details will be "release closer to launch"...

Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have been revealed at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as Fiat Chrysler continues to push electrified power with the Jeep brand. Under the bonnet of both plug-in hybrid crossovers will be a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine. An electric motor for the rear axle allows for on-demand all-wheel drive...

CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...

2020 Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid confirmed

The Jeep Renegade plug-in hybrid has been confirmed for a 2020 launch, although details about its new drivetrain have yet be revealed. The new variant will be produced alongside the existing petrol and diesel versions of the Renegade and Fiat 500X, its twin under the skin, at Fiat Chrysler's Melfi plant in southern Italy...

2019 Jeep Renegade facelift revealed

The facelifted Jeep Renegade has been unveiled ahead of its first official presentation at the Turin motor show. If that sounds like an unusual place to launch a revised Jeep, remember the Renegade is produced primarily at Fiat Chrysler's plant in Melfi, Italy. The factory also produces the crossover's platform-mate, the Fiat 500X...

Jeep reveals seven Easter Safari concepts

Easter is almost here. Along with eggs, hot-cross buns and family, that means it's time for a glut of concepts from Jeep at its annual Easter Safari in Moab. Along with the usual array of tweaked Wranglers, the Safari will play host to a hotted-up Renegade and reimagined Wagoneer. Check them out, and let us know your favourite in the comments...

2019 Jeep Renegade facelift spied

The revised Jeep Renegade has been spied undergoing testing in the extreme cold of northern Sweden. Unlike the recently-revealed Cherokee facelift, the Renegade's mid-life update doesn't seem to be quite as dramatic a makeover. Up front, the revised Renegade looks as though it will keep the round headlight design seen on today's model...

Jeep Renegade gets a Comanche ute makeover in the US

A 2015 Jeep Renegade that was converted into a ute and badged 'Comanche', was recently for sale on eBay in the US. The one-off ute topped the bidding at US$32,000 ($40,387) with reserve not met, though American company, Boar Customs, has announced it will build more in limited numbers...