Jeep has released details for the new Renegade, now while I’ve been eagerly awaiting it to be released, FCA has decided several months ago that they won’t be lending me any more cars to review.
So while I can give your all the info on it unfortunately I wont be able to give my thoughts on it in the future.
You never know maybe in the future I will get to take one for a drive.
Anyway big thanks to FCA for the pics and info check out all the details below.
The all-new Jeep Renegade combines unparalleled off-road ability with outstanding driving dynamics: Introducing the world’s most capable small SUV
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Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4×4 Trail Rated capability with Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep Selec-Terrain system
Designed to expand the Jeep brand globally, the all-new Renegade combines the brand’s legendary heritage with fresh new styling and cutting edge technology
Nothing else like it: Renegade displays a powerful stance with aggressive wheel-to-body proportions, plus the freedom of the segment-exclusive My Sky open-air roof system
Inspired by extreme sports equipment, Renegade’s all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance with rugged and functional details, crafted in quality materials and inspired colours
Built on an all-new platform, and the first to feature Jeep’s “small-wide 4×4 architecture”, the Renegade combines best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
Technology once limited to premium SUVs: award-winning Uconnect touchscreen systems and available 7-inch, full-colour customisable instrument cluster
More than 60 available advanced safety and security features, including rear-view camera as standard across the range
Designed in the USA, crafted in Italy, the Renegade highlights Jeep’s global resources
The all-new Jeep Renegade has arrived, offering Australian customers a unique combination of unparalleled off-road capability, the open-air freedom of an available My Sky roof system, the availability of a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission, three fuel-efficient engine options, world-class refinement and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings.
The result is a spectacular small SUV that’s uniquely Jeep – a city-sized SUV that’s not confined to the urban environment.
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, manoeuvrability and style. Additionally, designers were tasked to create an all-new SUV that would symbolise the brand’s design and ingenuity, as it would mark the Jeep brand’s first entry into this 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 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, on Trailhawk models, enable best-in-class approach and departure angles purposely designed to deliver outstanding off-road capability. And for segment-exclusive panoramic views, the available My Sky roof panel system conveniently stows flat in the boot to provide passengers open-air freedom with ease.
All-new 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: Precisely crafted detail, innovative and high-quality colour and material appointments – inspired by extreme sports gear and lifestyles – and state-of-the-art technology.
The interior of the 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 colours are derived from extreme sports equipment, while the new “X” shapes inspired by the Jerry cans carried by the original 1941 Willys Jeep extend to the roof and tail lamps to build upon the 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.
My Sky: continuing Jeep’s open-air freedom since 1941
Keeping with the tradition of the legendary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the all-new Renegade also offers a unique open-air freedom with an available My Sky open-air roof system.
Manually removable front and rear panels with a premium power tilt/slide front panel, the segment-exclusive My Sky roof-panel system quickly brings 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, the My Sky roof system features an embossed “X” stamped into the roof that exudes strength and plays on the brand’s utilitarian history.
World-class on-road driving dynamics
Designed and engineered to deliver both legendary Jeep capability and outstanding on-road dynamics, the Renegade is the first small SUV from FCA Australia to use the all-new “small-wide 4×4 architecture.”
With its fully independent suspension capable of up to 205mm of wheel articulation at the rear wheels, and 170mm at the front, along with 211mm (8.3 inches) of ground clearance (on Trailhawk models), 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 Renegade’s architecture to deliver world-class torsional stiffness, along with the durability required for Trail Rated adventures.
Best-in-class off-road capability thanks to new 4×4 system
Leveraging 4×4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk offers the most advanced and intelligent 4×4 system in its class to deliver outstanding off-road capability.
Innovation is also at the forefront of any new Jeep vehicle, and the Renegade is the first small SUV to feature a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) – all to provide the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk with enhanced fuel economy. The system instantly engages when 4×4 traction is needed.
The Renegade Trailhawk is also the first Jeep to integrate Koni’s frequency selective damping (FSD) front and rear strut system. This damping system enables the Renegade to deliver world-class road-holding and handling characteristics.
Jeep Active Drive Low – class-exclusive full-time 4×4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio
Jeep Active Drive Low includes the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud and Rock mode) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition.
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 (20:1 crawl ratio)
Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
Increased ride height 30mm (1.2 inches)
Skid plates, and rear red tow hook
Fascia design delivers 30.5-degree approach, 25.7-degree breakover and 34.3-degree departure angles
17-inch all-terrain tyres
Up to 205mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation (rear)
Up to 480mm (19 inches) of water fording
Up to 907kg (2,000-lb.) towing ability with 2.4-litre Tigershark engine
Three engine and transmission combinations, including segment-exclusive nine-speed automatic transmission
Like the new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new Jeep Renegade has raised the bar — this time in the small SUV class — with the first available nine-speed automatic transmission. Paired with the 129kW and 230Nm, 2.4-litre Tigershark engine in Trailhawk trim, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency.
Renegade Sport, Longitude and Limited models are offered with a 103kW and 230Nm, 1.4-litre MultiAir2 Turbo engine paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed DDCT (Dual Dry Clutch Transmission) automatic gearbox.
For even more choice, the Renegade Sport is also available with an 81kW and 152Nm 1.6-litre eTorq engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
The option of two- or four-wheel drive, with three engine choices and three transmission options means there’s an all-new Jeep Renegade to suit every need.
Segment-exclusive technologies once found only on higher classed SUVs
The all-new 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 systems and the availability of 7.0-inch full-colour instrument cluster.
Uconnect touchscreen radio systems: Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, entertainment and available navigation. Key features available on the Uconnect systems include a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and auxiliary audio jack
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 (Limited and Trailhawk models).
Renegade features more than 60 advanced safety and security features
Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for more than 60 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 available Blind-spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path detection, and a standard equipment list which includes a ParkView reverse parking camera complete with dynamic grid lines; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven air bags.
Jeep Renegade pricing
The all-new Jeep Renegade is available in four exciting and well-equipped grade levels, offering new car buyers a choice of three engines and transmission combinations, as well as two- or four-wheel drive configurations.
1.6-litre Etorq, five-speed manual – $29,500 (MSRP)
1.4-litre MultiAir (six-speed DDCT) – $32,500 (MSRP)
1.4-litre MultiAir (six-speed DDCT) – $34,500 (MSRP)
1.4-litre MultiAir (six-speed DDCT) – $38,500 (MSRP)
2.4-litre Tigershark I-4 engine (nine-speed automatic) – $41,500 (MSRP)