American automaker, Jeep is planning to add two new SUVs to its product portfolio in India by 2020. The next model to join Jeep’s line-up is the company’s global SUV – Renegade, which will be slotted below Compass. Jeep will launch the updated model, which will make its global debut in the second half of this year. Here are five things to know about the upcoming Jeep Renegade SUV –
Jeep’s smallest & most affordable SUV in India
It is based on the company’s small wide platform that also underpins the Compass. It will be the brand’s smallest SUV in India, measuring 4.2 meter in length. This SUV will be locally developed at the FCAs Ranjangaon facility. It will share interior components with the Compass, but Renegade will miss out on some high-end features. If rumours are to be believed, Jeep Renegade could be priced at RS 10 lakh for the entry-level variant. Also See – This Customized Toyota Fortuner Looks Like A Jeep Renegade
Direct rival to Hyundai Creta
The global-spec Renegade measures 4.2 meter in length, 1.7 meter in height and 1.9 meter in width. On the other hand, the Creta is 4.2m long, 1.6m tall and 1.8m wide. The Renegade will directly rival the Creta and Duster. Adding to it, this SUV will be the tallest and widest in its league.
Not just platform, Renegade will also share the engine specs with the Compass. It will be powered by a 2.0-litre MJD diesel or 1.4-litre Multi-Air petrol engines. However, these engines will be detuned for lesser power and torque. The diesel engine is likely to produce around 140bhp of power and close to 300Nm of torque. The company could also use the 1.6-litre MJD diesel engine that produces 118bhp and 320Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic versions could be on offer. Also See – New Jeep Compact SUV To Share Platform With Fiat Panda – Report
Four-wheel drive, but optional
In-line with Jeep’s SUV, Renegade will also come with a four-wheel drive layout as an optional on select variants. This will make it a direct rival to Renault Duster AWD variant.
Launch in early 2019
Jeep will launch the updated version of the Renegade in India. The American automaker will unveil the updated model for global markets in the second half of this year. In India, this model will go on sale in the first quarter of 2019.