The all-new Jeep Renegade expands the iconic brand’s vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle and 4x4 capability Jeep is known for. The Jeep Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class off-road capability, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on- road and off-road driving dynamics, fuel-efficient engine, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle created to attract youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the Jeep brand.
“The all-new Jeep Renegade symbolizes the brand’s renowned American design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “(The) Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targerts 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 customers expect from Jeep.”
Best-in-class off-road capability
Leveraging 4x4 technology from the Jeep Cherokee, the all-new Jeep Renegade offers the most advanced and intelligent 4x4 system in its class, all to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. Providing up to 184 lb.-ft. (250 N·m) of the engine’s available torque to the rear wheels for optimal grip, the Jeep Renegade offers a full-time 4x4 system in the form of Jeep Active Drive.
Innovation is also at the forefront of any new Jeep vehicle, and the Jeep Renegade features the segment’s first disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTU) – all to provide Jeep Renegade 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. Jeep Active Drive instantly engages when 4x4 traction is needed.
It also includes the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing four modes (Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud modes) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition.
A Global Jeep Design for a Rapidly Growing Global Brand
From the start, designers knew the Jeep 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 American 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.
The result is the all-new Jeep 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.
All-new interiorexudes a rugged and energetic appearance
The all-new Jeep Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon the Jeep brand’s legendary 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 contemporary extreme sports gear and lifestyles.
The interior of the all-new 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 adventurers 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 newly familiar “X” shapes inspired by its tail lamps add to the Jeep Renegade’s Tek-Tonic interior look. And to make sure all of the needed passenger gear fits, the Jeep 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.
Best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
Designed and engineered to first and foremost deliver legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, the all-new Jeep Renegade is the first vehicle from the Chrysler Group to use the all-new “small-wide 4x4 architecture.”
With its fully independent suspension, capable of up to 7.9 inches (200 mm) of ground clearance, the Jeep 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 Jeep Renegade’s architecture to deliver world-class torsional stiffness and the Jeep brand’s durability required for Trail Rated adventures.
The all-new Jeep 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.
World’s first small SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission
Like the Jeep Cherokee, the all-new Jeep Renegade raises the bar – this time in the small SUV class – with the first available nine-speed automatic transmission. When paired with the 1.4-liter turbo MultiAir engine (4x4), 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.
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 the MultiAir four-cylinder engine that provides more than 30 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway.
1.4-liter I-4 Turbo MultiAir engine
The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo four-cylinder engine offers 160 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque to provide a spirited driving experience. Paired with a nine-speed manual transmission, the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine transmits its power through high-strength components throughout the drivetrain, including equal-length half shafts and a 4.334 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 to an engine with conventional valvetrain.
Premium segment-exclusive technologies
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 touchscreen systems and the segment’s largest full-color instrument cluster.
Uconnect touchscreen radio system
Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, entertainment and available navigation. Key features availbale on the Uconnect 6.5NAV system include a 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port, and auxiliary audio jack input.
Segment’s largest full-color instrument cluster display
Filling the Jeep Renegade’s gauge cluster in front of the driver is a 7-inch, full-color, premium multiview display, featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalize information inside the instrument cluster. The information display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.
Up to 70 advanced safety and security features
Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the all-new Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features, including the segment’s first availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.
In addition, engineers added both active and passive safety and security features, including full- speed forward collision warning plus, hill start assist, lane departure warning plus, trailer sway damping, advanced brake assist, all-speed traction control, electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation, and six standard air bags.
Designed in America and crafted in Italy, the all-new Jeep Renegade continues the Jeep brand’s dedication to the global marketplace and demonstrates the depths of its available resources. The final assembly location for the Renegade is the Melfi Assembly Plant.
Check out the new Jeep Renegade at the 2016 PIMS, at the World Trade Center in from September 14 -18.