Jeep presented at the Geneva Motor Show the Jeep Renegade. The small, entry-level Jeep that so far, has divided the public to those who love it and those who hate it.
The Renegade has a distinctive radiator grille with seven openings and the distance from the ground,among other details, give it, its own identity, but these details still make somebody understand that the car is a proper Jeep. Jeep does not bet on the looks of the Renegade to sell it, but on its off-road capabilities especially in the Trailhawk version equipped with the Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio and Selec-Terrain system.
The Jeep Renegade is based on the platform of the Fiat 500L with a steel monocoque structure and completely new independent suspension consisting of a traditional McPherson struts at the front axle and Chapman rear knees. The braking system in the small Jeep consists of disc brakes on all four wheels. Interesting is the fact that the Jeep Renegade is equipped with four-wheel drive system as standard on all versions. However to keep fuel economy levels at a normal number, a system which disengages the rear axle from the drivetrain when the four-wheel drive is not necessary, is used.
Depending on the market , the Renegade will be available to, more or less 16 different combinations of engines and transmissions. The individual buyer can choose between 4 MultiAir petrol engines, 2 MultiJet II diesels and a flex-fuel E.torQ engine while the gearboxes will be a dual clutch DDCT or the new 9 speed automatic gearbox of Jeep.
Regarding the interior, the brand new Renegade will be equipped with the Uconnect infotainment system with a screen of 5 or 6.5 inches (depending on equipment level) while it uses a 7 inch screen as an instrument panel. Of course the optional equipment will include all known technological goodies like Bluetooth, DAB and HD radio, USB and AUX etc. Mopar has already announced 100 + accessories for Renegade consisting of wheels, decorative grills, etc.
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