After a good success of the FCA, TATA productions Jeep Compass model, they are again going to launch another jeep by the next year. Let’s see down the expected specification provided by the Italian-American company. It can also be called as mini off roader.
Built on the small wide, 4×4 platform that also underpins Fiat 500X. Jeep Renegade is likely to be introduced in India expected on 2018. Although localisation is on cards it will take some time post launch.Due to the high production of Jeep Compass. Under the hood, the SUV will get 1.4L Multijet 2 engine offering power in two tunes available with a choice of manual and automatic options
Jeep Renegade Preview:
Jeep Renegade will be the most affordable model from the Italian-American carmaker when it ventures into the Indian market. By the same wide 4×4 unit Jeep will use the same platform house to build this unit. A 1.4-litre diesel engine sourced from Fiat will be introduced in India. Inside the cabin, the SUV is likely to get a string of features like climate control system, UConnect with a 50-inch screen, rear parking sensors etc.
Jeep Renegade Exteriors:
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. And a stylish back light with the chrome finish that makes it more impressive. It is same as the gipsy model but the with lots of updated parts and a good engine.
Jeep Renegade Interiors:
Inside the cabin, it could get features like leather seat, 3.5 TFT instrument panel, UConnect with 5-inch screen, climate control system and rear parking sensors among various others on top variants.
Jeep Renegade Engine specification & Transmission(Expected):
Powering the SUV could be a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre, Multijet2, four cylinder engine offering power 168bhp. And another variant with 1.4 Litre Multijet 2 engine with 138bhp torque. Transmission duties are expected to be performed by a six-speed manual and a nine-speed automatic unit.
Jeep Renegade Expected Price:
The company may start assembling the SUV locally by 2017. The brand is apparently planning to bring a smaller, cheaper SUV that would go up against the likes of Ford EcoSport, giving Jeep a better stronghold in the market. According to a report in the Times of India, Jeep Compass will be followed by the launch of the Renegade, which would carry a price tag of about Rs 10 lakh.