The ’23 Jeep Baby Renegade will be a brand-new model, the smallest one in the company’s lineup. It will benefit a lot from the FCA’s merger with the PSA group. More precisely, the new crossover will ride on PSA’s CMP architecture, which is designed for small vehicles. The platform already underpins models such as DS3 Crossback and Opel Mokka, so expect the new baby Jeep to have a lot of things in common with the Opel and DS. However, it won’t be produced in the same factory in France, but rather in Fiat’s assembly in Poland.
In any case, count on a crossover with tiny dimensions, probably around 2.55 meters in wheelbase. When it comes to styling, there should be a strong resemblance to other Jeep models, especially at the front end, while the overall shape may take some inspiration from the Renegade.
Engine options, of course, will be one of the most interesting aspects of the new ’23 Jeep Baby Renegade. The CMP architecture supports all kinds of powertrain options. Therefore, one of the key powertrain options will be an all-electric version. This version will feature a single electric motor with a max output of 136 hp. Also, a 50-kWh battery pack should ensure around 200 miles of the all-electric range.
However, the electric powertrain won’t be the only offering. There will be a 1.2L PureTech gasoline engine from PSA, and there is a good chance there will be a diesel version on offer, too. That model would feature a 1.5L HDi engine. Both should come with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Although officials are still quiet, expect the ’23 Jeep Baby Renegade to hit the market by the end of this year.
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