Jeep has revealed the first pictures of its new facelifted Renegade model. The car – which is currently the smallest model in the Jeep range – is being officially unveiled at the Turin motor show in Italy.

The company hasn't made massive changes to the small 4x4, but there are a few minor styling tweaks on the outside to tidy up the car’s design, including LED day running lights which we think from certain angles have a rakish air of new Mercedes G-Class about them. Tweaks to the back end are to be found by the eagle-eyed too. 

There are no pictures of the interior that have been made available by Jeep just yet, so we can’t speculate what’s in store there, but we do know that there are three new petrol engines on the way for the Renegade. 

Well, technically there are two new engines – a 1-litre three-cylinder unit pumping out a mighty 118bhp and a 1.3-litre four-cylinder number in two states of tune, 148bhp or 177bhp.

Interestingly, this seems to mean that the 1.6- and 2-litre diesels have been given the red card – the company has already indicated plans to phase out diesel in its European models over the next four years. 

There's no word from the US carmaker yet on what the UK specification and pricing will be for the new Renegade, but Jeep says that it will release more information about the updated car when it invites the world’s press to come and have a poke around during the second half of June. We can’t wait to find out more.

In the meantime, check out the pictures of the new Renegade and compare it with the outgoing version by clicking on the next button above.

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