The Renegade has been a hit for Jeep, and one of the few bright spots in the FCA group of products. Given the success of the compact crossover, Jeep looks to be considering offering an even more powerful version of the Renegade when it updates the vehicle for the 2017 MY.
Currently, the Jeep Renegade is offered with two different engines: the Tigershark 2.4-litre and the Multiair turbocharged 1.4-litre. The former produces 184 horsepower, while the latter produces 160 horsepower. Indeed, both of these engines will be offered in the upcoming model.
Rumor has it that an additional engine could be offered though. That engine would be a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged MJD II engine. This diesel engine will be a bigger version of the 1.6-litre Multijet diesel engine that Fiat is currently using. It's unclear how powerful this new engine would be compared to the other engines that the Renegade uses, or in comparison to the Renegade's competitors.
The engine would be aimed at the Indian market where Jeep will be launching the Renegade in India, and this new engine would allow it to compete with the likes of Ford and VW which both offer diesel engines that are more powerful than what FCA currently has in comparably sized CUVs.