Jeep unveiled a low cost entry level variant 'Renegade' into its lineup at the Geneva, the images of the 2015 Renegade compact SUV leaked couple of days before its global unveil at the motor show. This quirky looking SUV with full on JEEP DNA will hit the market by 2015 and will be produced at Melfi, Italy.
Fiat-Chrysler Motors India confirmed that they will be launching Jeep brand in the country; though the product launches are delayed but it is expected that the company will drive in the brand by around late 2014 or early 2015. This new 2015 Renegade offering by Jeep might be the next in-line product after the Rubicon and Cherokee.
Speaking of the design, the Compact SUV incorporates a boxy design; Jeep says that 2015 Renegade demonstrate a throwback in term of design to the original military Jeep. The Classic timeless seven slot vertical grille, high ground clearance and boxy shape are some characteristics legacy of the original military Jeep which the 2015 Renegade follows with a modern touch! The vehicle sports circular headlamps and fog lamps, front fender mounted turn indicators and square tail lamps, a typical military Jeep architecture. The car also boost all around plastic cladding and pronounced wheel arches. The SUV boosts a low drag coefficient (Cd) value of 0.36.
The vehicle shares its underpinnings with Fiat 500L, boosting a steel monocoque structure architecture. Pulling the Jeep's compact SUV is the Fiat borrowed Multi-Jet II diesel motors, Multi-Air petrol motors and flex-fuel E.torQ motor. Handling the transmission duties will be two manual, a dual clutch DDCT and first in the segment 9 speed auto gearbox. As far as India is concerned, Fiat will only bring the MJD II and MultiAir units coupled maybe with a manual or dual clutch to keep prices as low as possible to make it competitive.
The vehicle comes with 'Trail Rated' 4X4 badge and rides on 17 inch rubber with all terrain tyres; it is also equipped with Jeep's 'Selec-Terrain system'- a terrain selection system. On the inside, the vehicle gets 7 inch fully digital hi-def instrumentation cluster, which displays array of informations. It also boosts a large screen 'UConnect' infotainment system that fulfill all your need from navigation to phones integration and different types of music connectivity. It also comes with Jeep's 'My sky' option in which the sunroof in the Renegade can be completely taken off for full on air experience! It also retracts just like a normal sunroof.