The Jeep Renegade prices are likely to fall within the range of Rs 13 lakh (for the base variant) – Rs 18 lakh (for the top-spec model).
Fist had introduced the iconic American SUV brand – Jeep – in the Indian market at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo in February. The company had launched two SUVs – Jeep Grand Cherokee and Wrangler – in the country in 2016. Both models brought to India via CBU route. The next big product from the American brand will be the locally developed Jeep Compass, which was unveiled at Fiat’s Ranjangaon facility on April 12, 2017. If media reports are to be believed, Jeep is also considering its smallest SUV – the Jeep Renegade – for the Indian market. The SUV has already been spotted several times during its test rounds near Pune, Mahrashtra.
This entry-level off-roader is based on the FCA Small Wide 4×4 platform that also underpins the Fiat 500X and the Compass. Already on sale in Europe and America since 2014, the Renegade is available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. Since Renegade and Compass shares platform, it is easier for FCA to develop this small off-roader in India as well. We expect that the SUV would make more sense if the American brand locally assembled it to achieve aggressive pricing. Read More About: Jeep Grand Cherokee | Jeep Wrangler
FCA has already imported four units of the Renegade in India for R&D purposes. The imported units were packed with a 2000cc diesel engine that also does duty in the European-spec model. 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 company is yet to make an official statement on the launch of Renegade in India. We expect this SUV to be rolled out in 2018. A possible debut at Auto Expo 2018 can’t be ignored. We will update you as soon as Jeep reveals anything on this small SUV.
|Minimum||Rs 13 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 18 lakh|
With Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster in its sight, the Renegade is expected to be priced aggressively. To be positioned below Compass, the small off-roader could be priced in the range of Rs 13 lakh to Rs 18 lakh.
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|
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.
Interestingly, Jeep might also use the 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine to power this small SUV. This engine already powers the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross in India. This engine is capable of producing 120bhp of power and 320Nm of torque. The petrol version could be powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged multiair engine that also powers the Compass. This engine is good for 138bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Transmission options is likely to include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed AT.
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.
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 13 lakh to Rs 18 lakh.