In order to take a slice of the flourishing compact SUV segment in the Indian car market, Jeep will soon launch the Renegade SUV in our country. The launch of this 4×4 is expected to happen sometime during the second half of 2018. Now it is to be believed that Jeep will, in all likeliness showcase the production ready avatar of the Renegade in India at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
The Jeep Renegade, just like its elder sibling the Compass will also be manufactured in the India itself. This will help the automaker keep the prices of this SUV. The Jeep Renegade is to be the smallest SUV in the product portfolio of Jeep in India.
The Jeep Renegade, despite being the cheapest alternative in the automaker’s portfolio will remain true to Jeep’s off-roading capabilities, both in terms of its exterior design as well as its mechanical capabilities. Do Read: 2017 Jeep Compass price in India and other details: 10 quick points to know
The exterior profile of the Renegade gets bold contours and signature Jeep lines which gives it the character of a serious 4×4 while the provision of certain curvaceous lines with provides it with an urban appeal. The Renegade is to get conventional circular headlamps, roof-rails, skid plates and black plastic cladding among other features.
The Cabin of the Jeep Renegade will be premium yet functional in nature. The colour theme is to be primarily black with exterior colour highlights thrown into the mix to provide it with sporty touch. The feature list will include a touchscreen infotainment system, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, reverse parking camera with sensors, auto dimming IRVMs, height adjustable driver’s, tilt and telescopic steering wheel to name a few. Do Read: Volkswagen Tiguan vs Jeep Compass: Expected price, features and specifications
The Jeep Renegade is expected to be powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which is to be made available in two states of tune. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 6-speed manual gearbox while there will also be and automatic unit on offer. Both four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants are to make their entry to India. Check out! Jeep Renegade under camouflage: India launch soon
Talking about prices, the Jeep Renegade is to fall in the price range of INR 9 to 14 lakh (ex-showroom). With this price tag, the Renegade will compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.