Jeep has refreshed the looks of this vehicle well, with - in my mind - just the right amount of pimp thrown into its classically-styled DNA. For example, Jeep’s distinctive and traditional seven-slot grille remains very firmly in-tact here on the Renegade, however the body panels hug the chunky frame with softness you’re not use to.
Equally, other design details such as the flash 17-inch aluminium wheels, a two-tone colour scheme and futuristic front and rear bumpers take the edge of the lingering military-style vibe that has dominated past vehicles in Jeep’s range.
Simply put, I like the Renegade’s design - it feels like Jeep has finally caught up design-wise with its competitors.
This is very much welcome, as this vehicle is definitely sold on it ability for both “hitting the town or exploring further afield”. I don’t want to pick up my daughter from school and then drive around Bath, with its soft stone and Georgian architecture, in something that looks like a miniature tank.