Saturday, 8 March 2014

In Detail: Jeep Renegade Baby SUV Showcased in 2014 Geneva Motor, Launching Next Year In India

The all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade expands the brand's global vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle Jeep is known for. Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle created to attract youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the Jeep brand.

A day before the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, images of Jeep’s newest creation the 2015 Renegade have popped up online. Touted earlier to be called Jeepster, the four-door crossover christened as the Renegade SUV takes Jeep into a completely new territory competing against the Nissan Juke, MINI Countryman and the Kia Soul internationally. Jeep has aimed at giving the compact SUV a comfortable ride, good handling and optimal fuel efficiency.

Best-in-class off-road capability thanks to two all-new 4x4 systems

Leveraging 4x4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers two of the most advanced and intelligent 4x4 systems in its class, all to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. Both systems can provide up to 100 percent of the engine's available torque to the ground, through any wheel, for optimal grip.

  • Jeep Active Drive - full-time 4x4 system
  • Jeep Active Drive Low - class-exclusive full-time 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio.

Sharing its platform with the Fiat 500X crossover, the Jeep Renegade uses the Small Wide platform architecture jointly developed by Fiat and Chrysler. On the outset, the Jeep Renegade is funny looking SUV to be true. The Jeep grille is prominent up front and so are the circular headlight units. The side profile features an upright design but adding the bulk to the sides are the pronounced boxy wheel arches. The glasshouse too is large and should make the cabin look roomy as well. The flared hips at the rear enhance the masculine appeal while the rear feature quirky looking boxed headlights. The images showcase the Renegade with the trail-rated version that comes with black decal around the bumpers and wheel arches.

From the start, Jeep designers knew the Renegade would need to deliver best-in-class off-road capability with city-sized proportions that exuded the brand's rugged style while at the same time enhancing versatility, maneuverability and style. Additionally designers were tasked to create an all-new SUV that would symbolize the brand's renowned American design and ingenuity, as it would mark the Jeep brand's first entry into the small SUV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe. Last, Renegade had to offer the open-air freedom that dates back to its 1941 roots with the Willys MB Jeep.

The result is the all-new 2015 Renegade, a vehicle that builds on the Jeep Wrangler's powerful stance, and features fresh new styling with rugged body forms and aggressive proportions that enable best-in-class approach and departure angles purposely designed to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. And for segment-exclusive panoramic views, two available My Sky open-air roof panel systems conveniently stow to provide passengers open-air freedom with ease.

The interior of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has a distinctive form language which Jeep designers have titled "Tek-Tonic." This new design theme is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. Major surfaces such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle - indispensable for off-road adventures and borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler. Unique "protective clamp fasteners," anodized design accents and inspired colors are derived from extreme sports equipment, while the newly familiar "X" shapes inspired by its roof and tail lamps add to Renegade's Tek-Tonic interior look. And to make sure all of the needed passenger gear fits, the Renegade is designed with an efficient and flexible interior package that includes a removable, reversible and height-adjustable cargo floor panel and fold-forward front-passenger seat.

Jeep claims the new Renegade will be sold in 100 countries around the globe; to that end, there are 16 different powertrain combinations depending upon sales location. United States buyers get either a 1.4-liter Multiair turbo four-cylinder or 2.4-liter Tigershark naturally aspirated I-4. The smaller engine is available with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Tigershark gets coupled exclusively to the corporate nine-speed automatic transmission. Expect 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque from the 1.4 engine, while the larger 2.4-liter offers 184 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Two- and four-wheel drive models are available with both.

With its fully independent suspension capable of up to 205 mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation and 220 mm (8.7 inches) of ground clearance (Trailhawk), Renegade raises the bar in the small SUV segment with best-in-class off-road capability. Extensive use of advanced steels, composites and advanced computer-impact simulations enable the all-new 2015 Renegade's architecture to deliver world-class torsional stiffness and Jeep brand's durability required for Trail Rated adventures. Trailhawk claim 19 inches of water fording ability, and there's 2,000 pounds of towing capability when the 2.4-liter I4 is selected.

Like the new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has raised the bar — this time in the small SUV class — with the first available nine-speed automatic transmission. When paired with either the 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine, or 2.4-liter MultiAir2 gas engine, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Renegade will most likely be launched in Europe in the summer of 2014, while sales of the SUV will begin in the US by end of this year. The Indian launch of the compact SUV is expected by 2015, after the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee bow in the country later this year or Who Knows If Jeep Launch it Before Wrangler and Cherokee. The Renegade will be the cheapest offering from Jeep and will also be the first model from the company to be produced outside the US. But Still It Will Be a Crime To Expect  Jeep Renegade To Be Priced Aggressively well Hell No, Jeep is a International Brand It will priced it as per the Internationally market. So Expect to Be priced it near 10 Lakhs! Jeep Will Raise up the Heat in Mid Segment SUV Market, So Did You Loved it? Do think it Should be Launch Earlier Share urs though with us in comment Section. You can Also View Maruti Hustler which is a Small SUV for japan.

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Trail Rated: Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 model 

For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their Jeep vehicles, the Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with:

  • Standard Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 crawl ratio)
  • Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
  • Increased ride height 20 mm (0.8 inches)
  • Skid plates, and red front and rear tow hooks
  • Unique fascias deliver 30.5 degree approach, 25.7 degree breakover and 34.3 degree departure angles
  • 17-inch all-terrain tires
  • Up to 205 mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation
  • Hill-descent Control
  • Up to 480 mm (19 inches) of water fording
  • Up to 1,500 kg (3,300-lb.) towing capability with MultiJet II diesel engine and 907 kg (2,000-lb.) towing capability with 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, with available tow package

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