After Jeep Campus success in India so now preset The New Jeep Renegade is a small compact SUV from the American SUV maker and will make it to India late 2017. The new small SUV will feature both petrol and diesel engines and should be priced around the Rs 18-25 lakh range when launched. The new Jeep Renegade should be a popular car in India because of its heritage and design.
Built on the small wide, 4×4 platform that also underpins Fiat 500X, Jeep Renegade is likely to be introduced in India via CBU (Completely Built unit) route. Although, localisation is on cards but it will take some time post launch. Under the hood, the SUV will reportedly get a 2.0 litre Multijet2 engine offering power in two tunes available with a choice of manual and auto box.
About Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade will be the most affordable model from the carmaker when it ventures into Indian market 2018 because its lunched in Jan 2018. Underpinning the same small wide 4×4 platform that is used by Fiat 500X, Jeep will house a 2.0 litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat. Inside the cabin, the SUV is likely to get a string of features like climate control system, U-Connect with 50-inch screen, rear parking sensors etc. In terms of engines, the Renegade will make it to India with a 1.4-litre turbocharged motor and a 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre multijet engine. The 1.6-litre engine is the same engine that is available in the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. The new Renegade will come with both a manual and an automatic option. The manual gearbox will be a 6-speed unit while the automatic gearbox will be a 9-speed unit. Both will come with front wheel drive and all-wheel-drive options.
Jeep Renegade Exteriors
Talking about design, the Jeep Renegade harks back to the original Willy’s Jeep with its slatted grille and recessed headlamps. The front bumper receives a tough skid plate on the bottom and separate fog lamps. At the rear, the old school design continues with the square tail lamps that look like the fuel jerry cans that used to go on to the older World War 2 jeeps. The Renegade also gets a set of tough looking 17-inch wheels and large tyres that help its stance along with a set of squared-off wheel arches. In front, the SUV gets rounded headlamps and large air-dams. Caught fully camouflaged while undergoing test runs in India, the SUV gets an aggressive radiator grille and a spoiler at the back.
Jeep Renegade Interiors
Inside the cabin, it could get features like leather upholstery, 3.5 TFT instrument panel, U-Connect with 5-inch screen, climate control system, cruise control and rear parking sensors among various and many others special features in this beauty.
Jeep Renegade Engine specification & Transmission
Powering the SUV could be a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre, Multijet2, four cylinder engine offering power in two states of tune-138bhp and 168bhp. Transmission duties are expected to be performed by a six-speed manual and a nine-speed automatic unit.
Jeep Renegade Expected Price
Expected to come via CBU route, Renegade will reportedly be priced between Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh for the Indian market. The company may start assembling the SUV locally by 2017.
Jeep Renegade Expected Launch
Jeep will bring Renegade to India in june 2018.
Jeep Renegade Compare
When launched in India, the Jeep Renegade will go up against cars like the Hyundai Creta (on the lower end of the price grade) and the Hyundai Tucson. The Jeep Renegade will also go up against the likes of SsangYong Tivoli, the upcoming Audi Q2 and the Volkswagen Tiguan. That said, if the Renegade is priced higher than what we expect, it will go up against the likes of the Audi Q3, Mercedes-Benz GLA and the BMW X1.
In terms of interior design, Jeep has given customers the option of customizing the Renegade in various different combinations. That said, the standard car will get a black interior package with a touchscreen infotainment system. The Renegade gets Apple Car Play and navigation as standard along with optional satellite radio services.
The Renegade will be available with a 5-seater option only and will get a spacious boot that can easily swallow up a weekends worth of luggage. The new Renegade will also have a plastic roof panel that will be removable completely in order to give the car a more open top feeling.
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