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2015 Jeep Renegade announced

6 Mar , 2014  

2015 Jeep Renegade - Front - carwitter

Jeep have announced its first baby SUV, the Renegade.

Jeep have given the Renegade a modern take on the Willys MB WW2 Jeep, to us it looks a bit more like a Nissan Cube and Suzuki Jimny cross breeding. But it looks ok?

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It features full time 4×4, up to 8.1 inches of wheel articulation and 8.7 inches of ground clearance, a 5 mode selectable terrain system, and it can put 100% of the engines torque through any single wheel for optimal grip.

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Being a global model it features 16 powertrain combinations, including:

  • Four MultiAir petrol engine offerings
  • Two MultiJet II diesel engine offerings
  • Efficient and flex-fuel capable E.torQ engine
  • Emissions and fuel-saving Stop&Start technology
  • Segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Two manual and one dual-dry clutch transmission (DDCT) offerings

It is also the first small SUV to have a nine speed automatic gearbox, this will be offered on the 2.0 and 2.4 litre engines.

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For those wanting a more extreme Jeep Renegade you should opt for the Tailhawk model, this top of the range model also features:

  • Standard Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 crawl ratio)
  • Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
  • Increased ride height 20 mm (0.8 inches)
  • Skid plates, and red front and rear tow hooks
  • Unique bumpers deliver 30.5 degree approach, 25.7 degree breakover and 34.3 degree departure angles
  • 17-inch all-terrain tyres
  • Up to 205 mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation
  • Hill-descent Control
  • Up to 480 mm (19 inches) of water fording
  • Up to 1,500 kg (3,300-lb.) towing capability with MultiJet II diesel engine and 907 kg (2,000-lb.) towing capability with 2.4-litre Tigershark engine, with available tow package

It will go on sale later this year in over 100 countries.

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