The Jeep Renegade prices are likely to fall within the range of Rs 15 lakh (for the base variant) – Rs 18 lakh (for the top-spec model).
The India-spec Jeep Renegade is likely to come with a 2.0-litre Multijet2 diesel engine that will tuned to deliver 38bhp and 168bhp.
Fiat India had introduced the iconic American SUV brand – Jeep – in the Indian market at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February. The American automaker will commence its Indian operations with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler from September 1, 2016. If reports are to be believed, the company is also considering its smallest SUV – the Renegade – for the Indian market. Recently, a camouflaged prototype of the SUV was spotted during its test rounds near Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
This entry-level off-roader is based on the FCA Small Wide 4×4 platform that also underpins the Fiat 500X. Already on sale in Europe and America since 2014, the Renegade is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. Jeep is yet to confirm that the small SUV will be launched in India or not. We expect that the SUV would make more sense if the American brand locally assembled it to achieve aggressive pricing.
Earlier this year, the company had imported four units (with both 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain) of the Jeep Renegade in India for R&D purposes. The imported units were packed with a 2000cc diesel engine that does duty in the European-spec model of the SUV. This oil-burner is tuned for two states of power – 138bhp and 168bhp. Designed by the Ian Hedge and Jeremy Glover, the Jeep Renegade compact SUV will certainly appeal the young and urban enthusiasts. Upon its launch in India, it will head on against the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Mahindra TUV300.
The Renegade might be rolled out in 2017, as the company is planning to commence its Indian operations in September 2016 with the launch of Grand Cherokee and Wrangler SUVs.
|Minimum||Rs 15 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 18 lakh|
With Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster in its sight, the Jeep Renegade is estimated to be priced between Rs. 15 lakh – Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom).
Jeep brand has a long and remarkable past. Since its introduction, Second World War, it is known for making world’s best off-road and multi utility vehicle. The company benefited very well on its great history and is continuously foraying world’s best off-roaders. However, the company, with Renegade, has entered into the fastest growing segment- the small SUV. This model is specifically designed for emerging markets including India.
|Max Power||138bhp & 168bhp|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual & 9-speed Automatic|
|Drivetrain System||4X2 & 4X4|
Signature grille with wide airdams
Army jerry cans-inspired ‘X’ stamped in taillights, headlamps and roof
“Protective clamp fasteners” layered design accents
Flexible interior package that includes a removable, reversible and height adjustable cargo floor panel and fold-forward front-passenger seat
The Jeep’s compact SUV sources its designing traits from the Wrangler. It carries Jeep’s heritage touch while offering a futuristic appeal. The fascia of the car looks quite aggressive, thanks to its wide airdams, signature grille complemented by round shaped headlamps, fog lamps, and upright stances. The vehicle also features Army jerry cans-inspired ‘X’ stamped which is visible in the headlights, tail lamps and the roof. What add more to its sporty appeal are wide fenders, sturdy roofline, and small and rude taillights.
The interior of the Renegade is as rugged and premium as its exterior. It gets superior quality colour and material, state-of-the-art technology and clever storage features. Referred as “Tek-Tonic”, the SUV’s interior sports a new design theme defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. The newly familiar “X” shapes inspired by its roof and tail lamps further enhance its Tek-Tonic interior look.
Major surfaces such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle. There is “protective clamp fasteners” layered design accents and inspired colours. The SUV comes with a flexible interior package that includes a removable, reversible and height adjustable cargo floor panel and fold-forward front-passenger seat.
The India-bound Jeep Renegade might come with a 2.0-litre Multijet2 Fiat-sourced diesel powertrain. This oil burner will be tuned for two states of power – 138bhp and 168bhp. There will be two transmissions on offer – a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic, supported by 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain system. The SUV will come with Jeep’s Select Terrain system that offers five drive modes – Snow, Auto, Sand and Mud.
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