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Jeep Renegade - Auto Expo 2016

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An overview of the new Jeep Renegade

The The iconic Jeep® brand that has been in operations since the 1940s is one of the few companies that started with making jeeps and still continues to do so. Today, in addition to their Jeep vehicle models, their forte is reflected in their first-rate, off-road SUVs, and one among them is the Jeep® Renegade, an affordable 4x4 SUV.

The history of the automaker is reflected in the Jeep® Renegade too. The insignia “Since 1941” is prominently inscribed on the instrument panel, which serves as a reminder of its glorious history.  And this happening lineage vehicle is entering the Indian market with its latest global iterative release, the Jeep® Renegade 2015. It has everything we seek from this brand, a neat blend of style, performance and technology and packaged for the urban market.

Jeep Renegade

Its initial debut took place at the Auto Expo 2016, and owing to its statement making traits, trademark features, competitive pricing, its performance, its brand lineage, the Jeep® Renegade, will definitely be a sought after and popular vehicle in its segment. It is expected to make an on-road appearance in India in late 2016 or early 2017. Jeep, starting with Willys produced the first civilian jeep in 1945. It is the only company that continued producing jeeps after the world war and are still doing so. Jeep also produces premium off-road SUVs. From this stable comes the Renegade, a small, fun and affordable 4x4 offering.

The Jeep Renegade Exteriors

The Jeep® Renegade is a one-of-a-kind vehicle with a strong bearing, perfect for the city and the great outdoors. A reliable vehicle that surpasses expectations, fully equipped, eager and competent too. Though it is one of their smallest vehicles, Jeep® has given it a good touch of their brand styling which definitely blends an old-fashioned design with a touch of yesterday. The side profile and the wheel arches with very minimal contouring give it a muscular look. Its tall stature offers better visibility and its front façade has an aggressive bearing to it.    

The Jeep Renegade Interiors

The Jeep® Renegade is basically a big boy design and gives enough room and comfort to tall occupants. Its interior design is a neat amalgamation of different facets, it has a rugged look which reflects in the cloth upholstery, leather trims, the latest in innovative touch screen and infotainment systems and very good luggage space to keep in line with its rugged SUV image.

The interiors are funky in places, functional, sporty, savvy and youthful would be its other fitting descriptions. Overall, it keeps in line with the parent company’s underlying design sense.   

The Jeep Renegade Engine Specs and Transmissions

As in keeping with its functionality, image and segmentation, which are that of a SUV, the Jeep® Renegade is equipped with a powerful engine that will definitely power its off-roader drivability. Specifically for the India market, the Jeep® Renegade is expected to come with Multijet2 turbo-diesel engines which are sourced from Fiat. The high-end models of the Jeep® Renegade are expected to come with a 4x4 drive train.

The Jeep Renegade - Pricing and Competition

Jeep® Renegade will come to India as a CKD unit, a complete knockdown kit and therefore, it has been competitively priced. It pricing is expected to be in the range of INR 25-30 lakhs. And as it enters the highly competitive SUV segment, which already has many players in it, the Jeep® Renegade will have a head-on clash with rivals like Renault Duster, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and also luxury vehicles like the BMW X1, Mini Countryman and the Mercedes-Benz GLA.

The Auto Expo 2016

The Jeep Renegade debuted this year in India in the Auto Expo 2016.

The Auto Expo was held New Delhi from February 5th - 9th 2016.

The Auto Expo held in New Delhi, India is evidently Asia’s biggest and also globally, the second biggest motor show. This is a once in two years’ event, organized jointly by the ACMA, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association, the CII, Confederation of Indian Industry and the SIAM, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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