As we count down to August, when the Jeep Compass will come out, Jeep officials have told us that the new Jeep Renegade will come out in 2018. We knew this was going to happen because we saw both of them together last year when it was being tested. Jeep Renegade is the entry-level SUV in the US market. It comes in four different styles: Sport, Latitude, Altitude, and Trailhawk. It has both a 4X2 and a 4X4 drivetrain.
This model has a look that is daring and fun. While the Wrangler is a real Jeep, the Renegade seems to be a more refined and up-to-date version of it. Even though the Renedage looks rough, it has a lot of high-end materials and features, like a five-inch colour touch-screen, Uconnect 5.0 Bluetooth, USB & AUX input, iPod dock, voice command, a six-speaker stereo, and in the higher trims, a rear camera, a panoramic roof, and blind spot mirrors.
Some of you may already know this, but the new Jeep Compass will be built on the same platform as the Renegade. Also, the engine choices are pretty much the same. In the US, there are two engine options for the Renegade: a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged gasoline engine that makes 160PS of power and 250Nm of torque, and a 2.4-liter gasoline engine that makes 180PS of power and 237Nm of torque. The 1.4-liter engine has a 6-speed manual transmission, while the 2.4-liter engine has an automatic transmission with 9 speeds.
The company hasn’t said anything about how much the Renegade in India will cost or what its specs will be. But it’s a safe bet that the engine options and different models from the Compass will be carried over. In terms of price, it should be less than the Compass. The Renegade is also likely to be made at the company’s Pune plant, where the Compass is made.