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Jeep Renegade SUV Likely To Launch In 2018

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).

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Jeep Renegade India

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 CherokeeJeep 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.

Jeep Renegade India Launch Date

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.

Jeep Renegade India Price

MinimumRs 13 lakh
MaximumRs 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 Renegade India Images

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.

Jeep Renegade India Specifications

Engine2.0-litre Multijet2
Max Power 138bhp & 168bhp
Transmission6-speed Manual & 9-speed Automatic
Drivetrain System4X2 & 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.

Jeep Renegade India Features

Signature grille with wide airdams
Upright stances
Army jerry cans-inspired ‘X’ stamped in taillights, headlamps and roof
“Tek-Tonic” interior
“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

Jeep Renegade India side profile

Jeep Renegade India Exterior 

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.

Jeep Renegade India Interior 

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.

Jeep Renegade gearbox

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.

Jeep Renegade Preview
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Summary

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.

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COMMENTS
  1. naseer.p.p
    March 12, 2016

    just let me know when the booking starts.

    also kindly give an over vies spec

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 12, 2016

      Hi Naseer

      The Jeep Renegade SUV will be launched in the country in 2017. This year, the American SUV maker will launch Wrangler and the Cherokee SUV in India.

  2. Ishaan Narsinghani
    March 14, 2016

    Please let me kniw when does the amarican musle renegade launches in india kolkata. The day ut launches ill be there to boom one mine. Please do let me know.
    Regards

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      March 15, 2016

      Hi Ishaan

      There is no official word on the launch date of the SUV, but we expect the Renegade to go on sale in the country in 2017.

  3. Krsh
    March 19, 2016

    Hi am eagerly waiting for eye catching renegade debut in India,am postponed my decision to buy present SUVs after watching videos of renegade so hopefully don’t tempt us till 2017

  4. Mohit choudhary
    May 12, 2016

    I like renegade so I’m just waiting for launching this suv in india because I wanna buy for me and my family plZ let me know when this suv coming in my country

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      May 12, 2016

      Hi Mohit

      The Renegade SUV is expected to be launched in 2017.

  5. Sundar
    October 23, 2016

    Hi,
    I believe Renegade and Compass are different suv. Is Jeep planning to launch both in Indian market. What would the price of Compass

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      October 24, 2016

      Hi Sundar

      Jeep will first launch the Compass SUV in India in early 2017. It will be priced under Rs 25 lakh.

  6. Umesh Gupta
    February 13, 2017

    2017 has come please tell now, when the renegade is coming in market….?????

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 13, 2017

      It will probably come by the end of this year or early next year.

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