America’s leading automaker Jeep is preparing to launch another new SUV Renegade in the Indian market. Recently some pictures of this SUV have gone viral on the internet. It is being told that this SUV has been spotted during testing. This new SUV of the company can be offered in the sub-four meter segment. However, no information has been officially shared by the company about this SUV yet. Currently, Jeep’s cheapest SUV in the Indian market is the Compass, which is the company’s best-selling SUV.
Jeep Renegade Engines
The Jeep Renegade is likely to share its engine options with the Compass in the country. The Renegade is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine paired with 1.4-litre turbo petrol. A 6-speed manual will be standard, while the Renegade is likely to be offered with petrol as well as a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Renegade also offers a 9-speed automatic with a 2.0-litre diesel, like the internationally-coming Compass Trailhawk.
Jeep Renegade Exterior
It gets Jeep’s signature seven-slot front grille with a squarish box design. You also get circular headlights all around, squarish tail lamps, boxed-out wheel arches, and prominent body cladding. It also gets modern design touches including roof rails and glass areas on the sides and rear. The Renegade gets bold 19-inch aluminium wheels and front fascia for challenging approach angles. It also gets a dual-pane panoramic sunroof that opens with a single button.
Jeep Renegade interior
On the inside, you get a Uconnect infotainment system for the car with either a 5-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display depending on the region. The driver gets a 7-inch display unit that can be configured and will also double as an instrument cluster. You get a panoramic sunroof and the SUV will also get several customization options for accessories. How much it benefits the Indian market remains to be seen. We expect the India-spec model to get a more traditional analogue dial set up for the instrument console.
Jeep Renegade Features
The Jeep Renegade also gets features like a Uconnect infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, panoramic and removable sunroof, driving modes, wheels up to 18-inch, LED head- and tail-lamps. Jeep Renegade is also equipped with many great safety measures. Lance Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking is one of the vehicle’s 70 standard and optional advanced features. The car also has a ParkSense rear park assist system in case you have a hard time parking.
Jeep Renegade Rivals
The Jeep Renegade will go up against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, the upcoming Renault Duster and the rumoured Nissan Kicks.
Price and Launch
While Jeep has not officially confirmed the Renegade for India, the compact SUV is expected to hit the market in early 2023. Prices of the Jeep Renegade are expected to start at around Rs.10 lakh (ex-showroom).