– 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.
Buoyed by excellent response for Compass SUV, Jeep is planning to launch more SUVs in the Indian car market. The company is working on a sub-4 meter SUV to challenge the likes of Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. This model will be a global car and is expected to arrive by 2020. Before this, the brand will introduce its smallest SUV – Jeep Renegade in India. In fact, Jeep has already started testing this model on Indian roads. To be positioned below Compass, the small SUV will be locally produced at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility and is expected to be exported to Right-Hand-Drive markets. With high-level of localisation, the company is aiming at an aggressive pricing for this SUV. Few media reports claim that the small SUV could be priced as low as Rs 10 lakh for the base model. Read – Jeep Compass SUV – Pictures & Details
The American SUV maker will launch the facelifted version of the Renegade in the Indian market. The updated model is likely to make its global debut in the second half of this year. For people not in the known, the Renegade was first launched in international market in 2014. This compact SUV offers a more rugged option to Indian buyers. It 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 later. 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. 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. The high-spec ‘Limited’ variant will be exclusively offered with the 4WD (four-wheel-drive) Active Drive system. In order to price it competitively, Jeep could use the Fiat’s 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine in the India-spec model. Both manual and automatic versions of the SUV could be on offer.
The American automaker has confirmed that the new Renegade will be the brand’s next big product for the Indian market. In India, the company will launch the facelifted Renegade that has been spotted testing in foreign soil. The updated model will debut in the second half of 2018.. Jeep India is currently working on expanding its dealership base to reach maximum audience. It is expected that the Renegade could be launched in the country in the first half of 2019. 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.
Jeep India will launch the revised version of the Renegade compact SUV, which has already been spotted several times while testing on foreign soil. The spy images reveal the design changes and feature upgrades in the new model. The Jeep’s compact SUV sourced most of its design traits from the new Wrangler, which was unveiled in late 2017. It carries Jeep’s heritage touch while offering a futuristic appeal. The vehicle comes equipped with a new front fascia, which looks quite aggressive. Revised front face gets wider air-dams, signature but slightly slimmer grille, retro-styled round shaped headlamps, fog lamps and upright stance. The headlamp unit seems shared with the new Wrangler with circular LED daytime running lights, while the fog lamp assembly and turn signals have been repositioned. The front bumper has been re-designed while the turn indicators length has been raised.
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.
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 ground clearance 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 2018 Renegade in the Indian market, which will be launched in foreign soil in the second half 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 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 1,438-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.