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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...

Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia

With sales of the four-wheel-drive Jeep Renegade Trailhawk accounting for around 14 per cent of local numbers, Jeep is in the process of working on a non-Trailhawk version to meet consumer demand. FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice that Jeep was working on a business case to bring a non-Trailhawk four-wheel-drive version of the Renegade to Australia, based on its success in Europe...

Jeep Renegade Deserthawk, Altitude revealed for LA motor show

Two new versions of the Jeep Renegade small SUV have been revealed ahead of their debut at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show next week. Named the 'Deserthawk' and 'Altitude', the new models feature light styling tweaks inside and out, for the desert or the street...

Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing

On the back of landing a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Jeep Renegade is now being offered with three years of free scheduled maintenance for the month of October. Jeep says it is “thrilled” with the small SUV’s result in the benchmark crash test released this week, with the Renegade achieving perfect scores for the side impact and pole tests...

BMW X1, Jeep Renegade, Volkswagen Tiguan awarded five-star ANCAP ratings

A trio of new SUV offerings have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) - the BMW X1, Jeep Renegade and Volkswagen Tiguan. While all three models achieved good scores in each of the physical crash tests, the two Germans were praised by the firm for their inclusion of active safety systems as standard, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard...

2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...