To maximize this growing course, Chrysler’s Jeep brand name has readied this: the 2015 Jeep Renegade. That’s right. Not Jeepster– Renegade. This small off-roader, which rides on Fiat Chrysler’s new small-wide 4×4 style, stands for Jeep’s very first venture into the subcompact CUV section as we know it, and it’s making its official debut today, on the floor of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Join us as we take a close consider among Jeep’s most important products in a long time.
It’s clear that the midsize crossover segment is among the most fiercely opposed battlefields in the vehicle industry. Long have automobiles like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 fought for those ever before imaginary consumer bucks. For several customers, though, even something like a Nissan Rogue is as well big, whether in terms of price, gas economic situation or merely plain size.
For those consumers, an increasing market sector appears poised to satisfy their necessities. Small crossovers and tall wagons like the Nissan Juke and Kia Soul provide the high-riding driving encounter with all the utility that comes from their two-box design. It’s an underrepresented section among suppliers, with big stars like Toyota, Ford, General Motors and Honda doing not have a real competitor.
Fiat-Chrysler’s revived focus on style has actually been main to the past few gadgets it’s released, such as the Cherokee and 200. That’s no different with the Renegade, but where the 200 opts for sophisticated course and the Cherokee tries to resemble an off-roader from one more planet, this brand-new little darling has a rough-and-tumble cuteness to its looks. It’s rather darn charming.
Jeep far better acquire used to listening to that, as it’s an apt descriptor for the 2015 Jeep Renegade’s exaggerated functions. The trademark seven-slat grille and circular fronts lights are wrapped in a spherical, blacked-out grille that is immediately identifiable as a Jeep and offers the little CUV as more of a baby Wrangler compared to a smaller Cherokee. We’re excavating the lengthy, creased hood, as well.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade’s tire arches are strongly flared, looking more warm hatch than off-roader. The greenhouse, at the same time, births a very solid resemblance to that of the stillborn Dodge Hornet Concept from a couple of years back, with a comparable shape, including the upward surge of the beltline merely prior to the C column. The tiny rear overhang and looter additionally remind us of Hornet. The lengthy, flat hood meanwhile, still allows it to maintain that timeless, two-box Jeep shape. Distinct square taillights that feature an “X” accent meant to recollect a military jerry can round off the rear of the Renegade.
Jeep is utilizing a style language for the Renegade’s interior that it calls “Tek-Tonic.” It aims to intersect “soft and tactile forms with rugged and practical details.” We simply think it’s a wonderful bit of style job. The log cabin shares a resemblance to the bigger Cherokee while incorporating a few of the Wrangler, significantly the grab take care of integrated into the passenger-side dashboard. Jeep has actually proceeded its creative use of Easter Eggs in this interior, embossing a topographic map of Moab, UT, a well-liked Jeep destination, in a modification tray in the facility pile. While we like the aesthetic of the display, based upon the pictures, yet we have some concerns about the material quality. Obviously, we’ll should wait to get our hands on a Renegade to see how excellent or bad it really is.
When the 2015 Jeep Renegade shows up, its cabin will certainly flaunt 4 interior plans. Trespass Black is a monotone motif that provides Moroccan sun finishes and compare stitching. The other monotone style, Trailhawk Black, is received the gallery, and features those distinctive, anodized Ruby Red surfaces. There’s a pair of two-tone color design too, with Sand Surfing Black and Warm Sand, which includes satin chrome accents, and Free Falling Bark Brown and Ski Gray (additionally shown in the gallery), which includes orange details.
Exterior and Design
In regards to general dimension, meanwhile, the 2015 Jeep Renegade rides on a 101.2-inch wheelbase. That’s the same to a Kia Soul, but the Jeep is 3.6 inches much longer and 3.5 inches taller. It’s likewise larger than the Nissan Juke in essentially every measurement. In the cabin, there’s 118.6 cubic feet of interior volume, baseding on the EPA, which is notably greater than either of the competitors.
All that volume makes the Renegade a versatile little thing, with 12.4 cubic feet of storage when the 2nd row of seats are up, and 30.7 cubic feet when they’re folded up level. For added versatility, proprietors will certainly have the choice of rear seats with either a 60/40 split or 40/20/40 with an item pass-through. If much more area is needed, Jeep declares a five-foot ladder can be suited thanks to a fold-forward front seat.
Jeep shoehorned a reasonable quantity of modern technology into this log cabin. Unconnect is available in two new type elements – a 5- or 6.5-inch touchscreen show. While we’re bummed that the large 8.4-inch screen is getting left out, we visualize it would certainly resemble a little bit too much in the Renegade’s dash. The other big-ticket tech feature is Chrysler’s seven-inch TFT show in the tool collection, something we’ve raved about for its clarity and desirable presentation of information. It changes a specification, monochrome 3.5-inch show. A hot steering wheel, hot seats and other, a lot more usual options are also readily available.
2015 Jeep Renegade Engine
Just two 2015 Jeep Renegade of the 6 engines available will be coming to America, and we’re rather aware of both of them. Fiat’s 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder from the 500L is the very first, providing 160 horse power and 184 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission that emails power to the front tires. We do not would like to obtain our hopes up, but if the info offered by Jeep is correct, the turbo/6MT combo will certainly also be offered with a Jeep four-wheel-drive system. This appears outstanding.
Safety and safety went to the center in the advancement of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, establishing show business for as much as 70 available safety and protection features– including the accessibility of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.
Additionally, designers included both energetic and static safety and safety functions, featuring Blind- spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView back backup video camera with vibrant grid lines; electronic security control (ESC) with digital roll minimization and seven basic air bags.