The 2015 Jeep Renegade – Ready to hit the World Market soon since the First Jeep in World War 2


The 2015 Jeep Renegade is all ready to be marketed worldwide by the latter half of the year 2015. It is the first jeep designed to be sold globally since the very first jeep during the war times. The first look of Renegade was revealed to media at the Geneva Motor Show where it shared platform with the Fiat 500L. It got the honor of being assembles at the Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy.

Renegade is being brought under the Jeep brands with a sale target of 1 million vehicles on an annual basis which will be 37% higher than the previous year’s record of 731,565. It is expected to attract prospective buyers more from Latin America, Europe and Asia than North America. By early 2015 it will be scheduled to sale in all the important countries where market for automobiles is really appreciative like Europe and Asia, where as per the comments of Jeep brand head Mike Manley, market for Jeep is pretty good.

The sales target has not been clearly released by the company but it is estimated that annual production of Fiat and Jeep is being planned around 280,000 annually. Jeep’s version will account for 150,000 whereas that of Fiat around 130,000. US PRICING FOR Renegade has not been published.

Renegade is a bit influenced by 2014 Jeep Cherokee like it too will be available in a Trailhawk model providing for a crawl gear and additional ground clearance. In North America it will be designed with either a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-four producing 160 hp and 170 pounds-feet of torque along with a six speed manual, or a 2.4- liter inline-four producing 184 hp and 177 pounds-feet of torque complimented with a nine speed automatic. Small engines are suitable for Sport and Latitude models whereas large engines are idle for Trailhawk and Limited models. Fuel economy is at a satisfactory level above 30 mpg. Renegade is featured with Active Drive, automatically disconnecting power takeoff. The Trailhawk model comes with Active Drive Low that helps crawling over obstacles for maximum torque.

The styling of Renegade has been inspired by many earlier Jeep models like its tall greenhouse and stubby nose resembles that of the early Liberty. Front Fascia with round headlights and its seven slot-grilled has resemblance with that of Wrangler, but it differs from the later in rear that is more vertical. However, Renegade is unique in having rear brake lights with X shaped clear inserts, one traditional sunroof and another with two removable panels that gives it a striking look.

Renegade with brightly colored accents also being enhanced with 7 inch center stack infotainment screen, digitalized instrument cluster that can be customized, electronic parking brake, embossed map of an off road trail in a bin below the control panel to assist one in all ways.