Jeep Renegade is the brand’s first compact SUV

 Jeep Renegade, the first compact SUV for the brand Jeep has announced its first ever entry Compact SUV, the Renegade, for the U.S. market. The Jeep Renegade is a compact SUV that’s jointly developed by Italian and American engineers, and the first Jeep to be built in Europe but sold in the USA. Aside from that, the Jeep Renegade is the first small SUV to feature a nine-speed gearbox.

Available in four trims, the Jeep Renegade comes in Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk variations, as well as a fifth version, the Opening Edition. Outlook-wise, the Renegade takes up the brand’s rugged yet chic motif, with a combination of classic styling cues such as the seven slot grille, round headlights and trapezoidal wheel arches. A moulded, color-accented cladding is put at the sill level, while a raised belt line refers to the Jeep Wrangler’s half doors. The roof has an optional daylight opening reminiscent of the Wrangler’s classic hard top. Additionally, the trapezoidal wheel arches with beefy tyres and wide bumpers lend an outlook that’s uniquely Jeep.

From the rear, the square lights and black surround are carried forward from the Wrangler variant. The rear lights, however, feature a new X design theme, which was inspired by the ‘jerry’ cans mounted on the back of the military Willys Jeep.

Functional details crafted from high quality materials and innovative colors are evident inside the Jeep Renegade. The Renegade also has best-in-class interior space and clever, functional storage areas. Besides the cabin functionality, equipment has been designed to boost on-board comfort. Advanced technology includes the intuitive Uconnect touchscreen for infotainment with a choice between 5 and 6.5-inch screens, as well as a wide range of options such as My Sky sunroof and 7-inch multi-view display in the instrument cluster.

The Jeep Renegade is offered with six powertrain combinations, including two MultiAir II petrol engines, a pair of MultiJet II turbo diesels and the 1.6-liter eTorque petrol. There are also five and six-speed manual gearboxes, the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission and nine-speed automatic gearbox. Available with two or four-wheel drive the Renegade boasts two new, advanced 4×4 systems: Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low.

Jeep Renegade Longtitude, Limited, Trailhawk and Opening editions

Aside from the standard Jeep Renegade Sport, the variant has the three higher editions: Longtitude, Limited and Trailhawk. Each with its additional features; the Longtitude features optional four-wheel drive plus large car equipment such as standard cruise control, ambient LED lighting, a leather wrapped steering wheel and satellite navigation as well as 17-inch aluminium wheels.

The Jeep Renegade Limited tops the range in terms of equipment and has 18-inch aluminium wheels, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery, the segment leading seven-inch colour Thin Film Technology (TFT) Electronic Vehicle Information Center, 6.5-inch Uconnect touchscreen with sat nav and Bluetooth, privacy glass, rear parking sensors and silver side roof rails, door mirrors and front grille. While, the Opening edition comes with a unique interior and specific 18-inch wheels. Only 200 units of the Orange edition are available; 100 units in Alpine white and 100 in Omaha orange.

The Trailhawk is the version with the most ability off-road thanks to the Jeep Active Drive Low and Selec-Terrain system with Hill Descent Control and Rock Mode. It has all the key equipment from the Limited model and stands out as being the most capable Renegade of the lot thanks to a ride height that’s raised by 30mm compared to the 4×2 version, chunky mud and snow tyres, unique front and rear facias to improve approach and departure angles along with front suspension and transmission skid plates plus transfer case and fuel tank skid plate shields and a tow hook. The Trailhawk is the only Renegade to come with the 170hp version of the 2.0-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel with the nine-speed automatic transmission.

The new Jeep Renegade has a choice of eleven colors with six uniquely-designed wheels. Global distribution of the Jeep Renegade is expected to kick start after its domestic sales debut.

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