– Jeep Renegade’s prices in India might fall with a vanity of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).
– Upon its launch, the Renegade will challenge the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the upcoming Nissan Kicks.
To be positioned below Compass, the 2019 Jeep Renegade will be launched in India in 2019
American SUV maker, Jeep is planning to expand its product portfolio for the growing Indian car market. The company has confirmed that it will launch 2 all-new SUVs – a sub-4 meter SUV and a 7-seater SUV – by 2022. Besides, Jeep will launch its current smallest and most affordable global SUV – Jeep Renegade in India. The company will launch the facelifted Renegade, which has recently been revealed at the 2018 Turin Motor Show in Italy. The compact SUV is expected to be launched in the second quarter of 2019. Read – Jeep Compass SUV – Pictures & Details
The Renegade will be slotted below the Compass and will be locally produced at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility. The company will also export this SUV to select Right-Hand-Drive markets. With high-level of localisation, the company is aiming at an aggressive pricing for this SUV. Media reports also claim that the Renegade small SUV could be priced as low as Rs 10 lakh for the base model. This rugged SUV will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster/Captur and the upcoming Nissan Kicks. The SUV is built on the Small-Wide platform that also underpins the Compass sharing components from the latter.
The 2019 Jeep Renegade comes with subtle design upgrades along with new features and engines. The global-spec model is available with 2 new petrol engines – 1.0-litre 3-cylinder and 1.3-litre. The India-spec model is expected to source engine setup from the Compass – i.e. 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel and 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo petrol. The company could also opt for Fiat’s 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine instead of 2.0L engine. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV could be on offer. Also See – New Jeep Wrangler | New Jeep Cherokee
The American automaker has confirmed that the new Renegade will be the brand’s next big product for the Indian market. In India, Jeep will launch the facelifted model that has recently been unveiled at the 2018 Turin Motor Show in Italy. While the global launch will take place by the end of this year, India launch could take place in the second quarter of 2019. Jeep India is currently working on expanding its dealership base to reach maximum audience. We will update the exact launch date and details once the carmaker announces it. Pictures – This Customized Toyota Fortuner Looks Like A Jeep Renegade
|Minimum||Rs 10 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 16 lakh|
Since Renegade and Compass share platform, it will be easier for FCA to develop this small off-roader in India as well. Jeep will locally produce this Right-hand-drive Renegade SUV at its Ranjangaon facility, which will help the automaker to price it aggressively. In Jeep’s India lineup, the Renegade will be positioned below the Compass. This small off-roader is reported to be priced as low as Rs 10 for the base variant, and up to Rs 16 lakh for the top-spec model. If launched at this price, it will face challenge from multiple products such as Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and Mahindra TUV300.
Globally the Jeep Renegade was first launched in 2014; however, India will receive the facelifted Renegade that has recently been unveiled in Italy. The SUV comes with subtle design changes, which are in-line with new 2018 Jeep Wrangler unveiled in late 2017. It carried Jeep’s heritage touch while offering a futuristic appeal. The 2019 Jeep Renegade comes with new front fascia, featuring new and larger grille in matte grey finish, new LED projector headlamps, fenders mounted white indicators instead of orange units and sculpted bumper with a larger central airdam. The retro-styled headlamp unit seems shared with the new Wrangler, featuring circular LED daytime running lights. On the other hand, the fog lamp assembly with turn signals has been repositioned. The front bumper has also been revised with new plastic cladding that extends to the squared wheel arches.
On sides, the 2019 Jeep Renegade facelift gets revised outside rear view mirrors and it rides on large twin-spoke alloy wheels. What add more to its sporty appeal are wider fenders, sturdy roofline, and small and rude taillights. At the back, the SUV gets revised bumper with two individual mesh panels, a rear skid plate, brake light and a trapezoidal exhaust system. The vehicle also gets newly designed smoked X-shaped taillights with more detailed Red LED light. The SUV is based on compact 4×4 platform that also underpins the Compass and the sporty Fiat 500X crossover.
In terms of proportions, the Renegade premium SUV is 4,230mm in length, 1,805mm in width and 1,690mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,570mm. The SUV is likely to have a ground clearance of around 200mm. This compact SUV comes with a boot space of 351-litres with all-seats in position. The luggage carrying capacity of the SUV can be further extended by up to 1,438-litres by folding the rear seats.
The cabin of the Renegade is as rugged and premium as its exterior. It gets good 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 is 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.
Jeep, the American automaker will launch the 2019 Renegade in the Indian market, which will be launched in foreign soil by the end of 2018. The new model comes with a revised dashboard and central console. Switchgears will be replaced by dials and seats will be covered in new upholstery. It will be equipped with a new UConnect 4 system with a massive 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with MirrorLink. However, the base model will continue with a 5.0-inch touchscreen with integrated voice command, Bluetooth, and hands-free calling. The range-topping model also comes with an optional 8.4-inch interface and a dual-pane power sunroof; however, this version is not likely to come India.
– UConnect 4 system with a 8.4-inch touchscreen interface
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Slect-terrain shifter
– Dual-pane power sunroof
– Army jerry cans-inspired ‘X’ stamped in taillights, headlamps
– Height adjustable drivers’ seat
– Premium fabric seats
– Automatic climate control
|Diesel Engine||2.0-litre Multijet turbo|
|Max Power||138bhp and 168bhp|
|Petrol Engine||1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT, 7-speed AT & 9-speed AT|
|Drivetrain System||4X2 & 4X4|
The American automaker will introduce the Renegade with both petrol and diesel engine option. Like the global model, the India-spec model will share both the powertrain with the Compass. The SUV is expected to receive a detuned version of the 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel engine. The engine that powers the Compass is capable of producing 170bhp and 350Nm of torque. On the other side, the de-tuned version of this engine is likely to produce around 148bhp and 350Nm of torque. On the flip side, the petrol version will get a 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir unit that is good for 162bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. This engine might be tuned to offer 138bhp and 200Nm on the Renegade.
We believe that Jeep could also opt for a 1.6-litre Multi-Jet diesel engine, which earlier powers the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. This engine is good for 120bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. Transmission options on offer could be a 6-speed MT, a 7-speed AT and a 9-speed AT, supported by 4X2 and 4X4 drivetrain system. The top-spec model could come with Jeep’s Select Terrain system that offers multiple driving modes – Snow, Auto, Sand and Mud. Read: Jeep 526 Compact SUV – All You Need To Know
It is expected that the Renegade will be more fuel efficient than the Compass. We believe that the SUV could deliver around 20kmpl in diesel and 14-15kmpl in petrol.
Measuring 4,230mm in length, the Renegade compact SUV will offer decent space to accommodate five adults comfortably. Just like Compass, the SUV will have premium cabin. However, few of the features will be stripped down to achieve aggressive pricing. The new model will have premium fabric seats that offer enough thigh and back support for both front and rear occupants. The vehicle also gets height adjustable drivers’ seat and powerful air-conditioning.
There is a plenty of storage areas positioned around the interior, including a glovebox and two cup-holders between the front seats. The SUV also gets several electrical devices such as 12v charge point, a USB port and an auxiliary port. It comes with 351-litres of boot space, which can be further extended up to 1,438-litres by folding rear seats. It also comes with a fold-forward front seat.
The Renegade SUV secured five-star crash-safety rating in EURO NCAP. It gets 87% for adult protection, 85% for child protection, 65% for pedestrian protection and 74% for safety assistance. It is equipped with several safety features including six airbags, electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, automatic braking system, etc.
To be positioned below the Compass SUV, the Renegade SUV will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and others in its league. The SUV will be manufactured at the Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility, which will help the automaker to price it competitively. The new model will be more powerful than its immediate rivals. Equipped with several features, powerful engine and stylish design, the new Jeep Renegade will be a viable alternative to premium 5-seater SUVs in India.
Based on the Compass platform, the Renegade could be the right small SUV to take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Likely to be manufactured in India, the SUV could be priced in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.