Jeep Renegade’s prices in India might fall with a vanity of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 16 lakh (ex-showroom).
With Grand Cherokee and Wrangler SUV, Jeep had marked its entry in the Indian car market. However, both the models failed to live up to the company’s expectations due to their high pricing. The American auto-giant had launched the locally developed RHD Compass SUV in the country, which is also the most affordable Jeep in India. Thanks to its aggressive pricing, the SUV has received an overwhelming response from buyers. Buoyed by positive response for the Compass, the company is planning to introduce its smallest SUV – Jeep Renegade in India. This SUV will be locally produced at the company’s Ranjangaon facility and will also be exported to RHD markets. If media reports are to be believed, the small SUV will carry an attractive price tag of Rs 10 lakh (for base model).
This entry-level off-roader will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Last year, the company had imported two units of the Renegade – two-wheel and 4-wheel drive. In fact, the company has also started testing the SUV on Indian roads. The SUV is built on the Small-Wide platform that also underpins the Compass, sharing components from the later. It gets a 6.5-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation. Feature list include fabric seats, automatic air-conditioning, gear knob and multi-functional steering wheel. Designed by the Ian Hedge and Jeremy Glover, the Jeep Renegade compact SUV will certainly appeal the young and urban enthusiasts. Most of the design and styling elements will be carried over from the Wrangler. Read – Jeep Compass SUV – Pictures & Details
The India-spec model will come with the basic black interior with silver accents along with features such as a 3.5-inch TFT instrument panel, UConnect touchscreen system, leather steering wheel, climate control system, cruise control and rear parking sensors. There will be generous cabin space for five adult occupants. Designed by the Ian Hedge and Jeremy Glover, the Jeep Renegade compact SUV will certainly appeal the young and urban enthusiasts. This entry-level off-roader shares its FCA Small Wide 4X4 platform with the Compass and Fiat 500X. Most of the design and styling elements will be carried over from the Wrangler.
Already on sale in Europe and America since 2014, the SUV is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. In India, the SUV is expected to source its engine setup from the Compass – i.e. 2.0-litre Multijet turbo diesel and 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo petrol. However, these powertrains could be detuned. The company is likely to use a smaller 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that is good for 118bhp and 320Nm of torque. The high-spec ‘Limited’ variant will be exclusively offered with the 4WD (four-wheel-drive) Active Drive system.
Jeep has unveiled the 2018 Jeep Renegade in foreign soil, which is equipped with Uconnect 4 system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen interface. This system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Read More Details
– UConnect 4 system with a 7-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
The American automaker is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of this new product. The company will launch the 2018 model of this SUV, which has recently been unveiled in foreign soil. It is expected that the new compact SUV could be launched in late 2018. The company is currently working on expanding its dealership base to reach maximum audience. The automaker might display its smallest SUV at the 2018 Auto Expo, and the launch will take place sometime later. 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 delvelop this small off-roader in India as well. The new SUV will be locally developed at the company’s 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 15 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.
The Jeep’s compact SUV sources most of its designing traits from the Wrangler. The SUV carries Jeep’s heritage touch while offering a futuristic appeal. The front face of the SUV looks quite aggressive, thanks to its wide airdams, signature grille complemented by retro-styled 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.
At the back, the SUV gets rectangular shaped tail-lamps and strong black plastic cladding and roof-mounted spoiler. The SUV is based on compact 4×4 platform that also underpins the Compass and the sporty Fiat 500X crossover.
Dimensions – 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.
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 2018 Renegade in the Indian market, which was launched in foreign soil in mid-2017. The new model is equipped with UConnect 4 system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. However, the base model will continue with a 5.0-inch touchscreen with inegrated voice command, Bluetooth, and handsfree 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.
|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 carmaker will launch the Renegade with both petrol and diesel engine option. It is expected that the new SUV will share both the powertrain with the Compass. The SUV is likely to get 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 flip side, the petrol version will get a 1.4-litre turbocharged MultiAir unit that churns out a maximum power output of 162bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm. This engine might be tuned to offer 138bhp and 200Nm on the Renegade.
Few media reports suggest that Jeep could also opt for a 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine, which earlier powers the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross. This engine belts out 120bhp of maximum 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 SUV will come with Jeep’s Select Terrain system that offers five 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 1,297-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.