Well you know we are a little bit of a fan of Jeeps here at 3 on The Tree so you know I am excited to bring you news of Jeep 1st entry into the small SUV market the all new Jeep Renegade.
Available with 3 different engines 1.6-litre E-torQ, 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir2 or 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo and a first for the small SUV market a 9 speed auto the Renegade looks like it has the goods to shake the market up.
Jeep’s draws on it’s fantastic off road know how which stretches back to 1941 to give the Renegade Trailhawk model a proper off road credentials.
You know I will waffle on for ages so please check out all the details below from Jeep who I thank massively for the pics and info.
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade marks the brand’s first entry in the small SUV segment – delivering supreme comfort, dynamics and fuel efficiency with world-beating off-road capability
Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4×4 Trail Rated capability with class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep Selec-Terrain system
All-new 2015 Renegade combines the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage with fresh new styling
Nothing else like it: Renegade displays a powerful stance with aggressive wheel-to-body proportions, plus two class-exclusive “My Sky” open-air roof systems
Renegade’s all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance with rugged and functional details, crafted in high-quality materials and inspired colours
All-new “small-wide 4×4 architecture” combines best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
Three impressive engine choices: 1.6-litre E-torQ, 2.4-litre Tigershark MultiAir2 or 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo
Technology once limited to premium SUVs: award-winning Uconnect touchscreen system and the segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster
Loaded with up to 70 available advanced safety and security features
Designed in America, crafted in Italy, built for Australia – the 2015 Renegade highlights the Jeep brand’s global resources and dedication to meeting customer needs in more than 100 countries
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has arrived, presenting a premium offering in the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle and 4×4 capability Jeep is known for.
The Jeep 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, three fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle that radiates youth and adventure and will draw new customers around the world to the Jeep brand.
“The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade symbolises the brand’s renowned design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand.
“Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment with a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability, while at the same time delivering outstanding driving dynamics and the open-air freedom customers expect from Jeep.”
A global Jeep design for a rapidly growing global brand
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 Jeep brand’s renowned design and ingenuity, as it would mark the 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, which 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.
All-new “Tek-Tonic” interior exudes a rugged and energetic appearance
The all-new Jeep Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon Jeep’s legendary brand heritage. This small SUV’s precisely crafted detail, innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, state-of-the-art technology, and clever storage draw inspiration from sports gear and lifestyles.
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 “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 fold-forward front-passenger seat and class-exclusive removable, reversible and height-adjustable cargo floor panel.
Class-exclusive “My Sky” roof systems: continuing Jeep brand’s open-air freedom since 1941
Expanding the brand’s open-air freedom that originated with the legendary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the all-new 2015 Renegade offers two class-exclusive “My Sky” open-air roof systems. With a manual removable, or premium power tilt/slide with removable feature, the innovative “My Sky” roof-panel systems quickly bring the outdoors inside. Designed for convenience, the honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane roof panels are lightweight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area. For added design detail, both “My Sky” roof systems feature a debossed “X” stamped into the roof that exude strength and play on the brand’s utilitarian history.
Best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
Designed and engineered to first and foremost deliver legendary Jeep 4×4 capability, the all-new 2015 Renegade is the first vehicle from FCA to use the all-new “small-wide 4×4 architecture.”
With its fully independent suspension, capable of up to 8.1 inches (205mm) of wheel articulation and 8.7 inches (220mm) of ground clearance (Trailhawk model), 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 the Jeep brand’s durability required for Trail Rated adventures.
The all-new Renegade is the first Jeep SUV to integrate Koni’s frequency selective damping (FSD) front and rear strut system. This damping system enables the Jeep Renegade to deliver world-class road-holding and handling characteristics.
The Trail Rated Renegade Trailhawk
Leveraging 4×4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Renegade Trailhawk offers one of Jeep’s most advanced and intelligent 4×4 systems to deliver best-in-class off-road capability: Jeep’s Active Drive Low – a full-time 4×4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio
Innovation is also at the forefront of any new Jeep vehicle, and the Renegade features the segment’s first disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) – all to provide Jeep Renegade 4×4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 systems instantly engage when 4×4 traction is needed.
Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud (and Rock modes on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather conditions.
For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their Jeep vehicles, the Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4×4 capability with:
Standard Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio
Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
Increased ride height 20mm to 220mm of ground clearance
Skid plates, and signature red front and rear tow hooks
Unique fascias deliver 30.5 degree approach, 25.7 degree breakover and 34.3 degree departure angles
Unique 17-inch wheels with aggressive on-road and off-road tyres
Up to 205mm of wheel articulation
Up to 480mm of water fording
Up to 900kg towing capability with 2.4-litre Tigershark engine and available tow package
World’s first small SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission
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 the 2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus competitive six-speed automatic transmissions.
Technology-driven fuel economy
True to the Jeep brand, the all-new Renegade will offer customers a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability, including three powerful engines that sip as little as 7.0L/100km on the highway:
1.6-litre E-torQ engine
The entry-level 1.6-litre E-torQ engine generates 81kW and 152Nm. One of the world’s most thoroughly tested powerplants, the E-TorQ is the result of more than 500,000 hours of research, including 20,000 hours of reliability testing and five million kilometers of durability, reliability, and application testing. In addition, 1,200 pre-series engines and prototypes were manufactured before the start of production. Quiet, soft and with optimal performance and elasticity, the E-torQ engine offers fast dynamic responses.
2.4-litre Tigershark engine with MultiAir2
Efficiency and refinement are hallmarks of FCA’s 16-valve, 2.4-litre Tigershark I-4 engine with the MultiAir2 electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system. The high-tech engine produces 130kW and 230Nm and is paired exclusively to the segment’s first nine-speed automatic transmission on 4×4 models.
The 2.4-litre engine’s MultiAir technology uses a column of oil in place of the traditional mechanical link between the camshaft and intake valves to maximize intake manifold pressure and significantly reduce pumping losses. MultiAir2 takes the innovation further by simultaneously controlling both valve opening and closing events to more effectively manage combustion quality and compression ratio, all to improve fuel economy and performance.
1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine
The 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine offers 103kW and 230Nm to provide a spirited driving experience. The 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo engine transmits its power through high-strength components throughout the drivetrain, including equal-length half shafts and a 4.438 final-drive ratio. Boost pressure is dynamically managed to provide a broad torque curve over a wide variety of ambient conditions, with a peak pressure of 22 psi at 4,000 rpm. Innovative MultiAir valve-actuation technology controls intake air cylinder-by-cylinder and stroke-by-stroke, reducing carbon-dioxide
emissions and boosting fuel-economy up to 7.5 percent, compared with an engine with conventional valvetrain.
An Eco Mode is also available with the nine-speed automatic transmission on the all-new Jeep Renegade, for fuel-efficient drivers.
Segment-exclusive technologies once found only on premium SUVs
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers technology features once found only in upper-segment vehicles, and makes them attainable to customers in the growing small SUV segment – including award-winning Uconnect touchscreens and the segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster.
Uconnect touchscreen systems: Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, entertainment and available navigation. Key features available on the Uconnect 5.0 and 6.5AN systems include a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, radio data system capability (RDS), digital media broadcasting (DMB), USB port and auxiliary audio jack input.
Segment’s largest full-colour instrument cluster display: Filling the Jeep Renegade’s gauge cluster in front of the driver is an available 7-inch, full-colour, premium multiview display, featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalise information inside the instrument cluster. The information display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.
Renegade features up to 70 advanced safety and security features
Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features, including the availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.
In addition, engineers added both active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags.