Geneva 2014: Jeep Renegade makes world premiere

Geneva 2014: Jeep Renegade makes world premiere image

Text: / Photos: Jeep Press | posted March 06, 2014 15:40

Small SUV model takes its design cues from the Wrangler

The Jeep Renegade makes its world debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, marking the brand’s entry to the compact SUV segment. Jeep says the Renegade is a vehicle that delivers unique combination of off-road capability, open-air freedom, and convenience.

Jeep designers were tasked to create a vehicle that would deliver off-road capability with city-sized proportions. The body of the Renegade takes its design cues from its big brother – the Jeep Wrangler. It has rugged body forms and aggressive exterior design.

The interior of the Renegade has a 'Tek-Tonic' design theme that is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. The instrumental cluster are intersected with functional panels such as the passenger handle. It also has 'protective clamp fasteners' and an anodized design accents. The interior of the vehicle also features an open-air roof panel system that enables passengers an open-air feel when opted.

It also features Uconnect Access that enables passengers to have a direct contact with local emergency hotlines. Aside from this, it also features a seven-inch instrument cluster display, Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus systems, Blind-spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Path detection, ParkView rear camera, and electronic stability control.

Jeep Renegade offers two 4x4 systems: Jeep Active Drive (full-time 4x4) and Jeep Active Drive Low (full-time 4x4 with 20:1 crawl ratio). Both models have five driving modes: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud, and Rock mode. The Jeep Renegade is powered by a 2.0 liter MultiJet II diesel engine or a 2.4 liter MultiAir2 petrol engine and it is equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission.