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The Jeep Renegade (BU/520) is a subcompact crossover SUV (mini SUV in Europe) produced by Jeep. The off-road vehicle was first shown to the public in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show and production started in late August of that year. Standard Renegade models come with front-wheel drive. The vehicle offers the four-wheel drive systems Active Drive I and Active Drive Low, both of which are paired with Jeep's Selec-Terrain System.

Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerJeep (FCA US)
Production2014–present
Model years2015–present
AssemblyBU/520: Melfi, Italy (SATA)[1]
B1: Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil[2]
BQ: Guangzhou, China[3]
DesignerJeremy Glover & Ian Hedge[4]
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV[1]
Body style4-door SUV
LayoutTransverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
PlatformFCA Small US Wide 4×4[5]
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Transmission
  • 5-speed FPT C510 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 dual-clutch automatic
  • 7-speed FPT C725 dual-clutch automatic
  • 9-speed ZF 948TE automatic[1]
Dimensions
Wheelbase101.2 in (2,570 mm)
Length166.6 in (4,230 mm)
Width71.06 in (1,805 mm)
Height66.5 in (1,690 mm)
Chronology
PredecessorJeep Patriot

Contents

OverviewEdit

 
Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet (Germany)

At one time it was believed that the Renegade would replace the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot in the Jeep lineup. The Patriot was discontinued after model year 2017, but the second generation Compass was launched in early 2017.

The Renegade is the first Jeep product to be produced exclusively outside of North America and is sold on the North American, European, Brazilian, South African, Australian, and Chinese markets. The vehicle is built in Melfi, Italy (alongside the related Fiat 500X); Goiana, Brazil[2] (alongside Jeep Compass and Fiat Toro[7]); and in Guangzhou, China.

Standard Renegade models come with front-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive available on Sport, Latitude and Limited trims.[8] In the US, the lineup consists of Sport, Latitude and Limited trims, all of which come with a choice of front- and four-wheel drive, as well as the Trailhawk trim, which is 4WD only.

The Renegade has an available My Sky dual panel removable roof. The My Sky can be either retracted like a standard sunroof or removed completely for a more open-air experience, similar to that of the Jeep Wrangler.

Trim levelsEdit

The Renegade is sold in Sport, Latitude, Limited and Trailhawk trim levels:

SportEdit

The base Sport model includes a 1.4L MultiAir Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine or a 2.4L multiair inline 4 engine, a six-speed manual transmission or 9 speed automatic transmission, sixteen-inch, black-finished steel wheels, a black-finished front grille, black side mirrors and door handles, the Uconnect 3.0 A/M-F/M stereo w/ USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks and four speakers, a heater, dual air conditioning, cloth seating surfaces, a 3.5-inch monochromatic instrument cluster display screen, remote keyless entry with power door locks, and more. The Power and Air Group adds air conditioning and power windows. The Sound Group adds the Uconnect 5.0BT A/M-F/M stereo with USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks with five-inch color touch-screen display, voice command, Uconnect hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming, and six speakers. The Sport model's MSRP, without options, for front-wheel drive (FWD) is $17,995.00, and for four-wheel drive (4X4/4WD), is $19,995.00.

LatitudeEdit

The mid-level Latitude model includes the Sport's standard equipment, plus seventeen-inch black-accented alloy wheels, exterior-colored side mirrors and door handles, the Uconnect 5.0BT A/M-F/M stereo w/ USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks with five-inch color touch-screen display, voice command, Uconnect hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming and six speakers, power windows, air conditioning, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" roof panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model and higher-end models. The Latitude' model's MSRP, without options, for front-wheel drive (FWD) is $21,295.00, and for four-wheel drive (4X4/4WD) is $23,295.00. In Europe, this is called Longitude.

LimitedEdit

The top-of-the-line Limited model includes the Latitude's standard equipment, plus the 2.4L TigerShark Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, leather seating surfaces, a silver-finished front grille, chrome side mirrors and door handles, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model, the Latitude model, and higher-end models. The Limited model's MSRP, without options, for front-wheel drive (FWD) is $24,795.00, and for four-wheel drive (4X4/4WD) is $26,795.00.

TrailhawkEdit

The off road-ready Trailhawk model includes the Latitude's standard equipment, plus the 2.4L TigerShark Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine (2.0L Multijet II only for Europe), a nine-speed automatic transmission, red-finished front tow hooks, off-road suspension with underbody skid plates, a rugged interior, and more. The MySky removable "sunroof" panels, both manually-removable or power-retractable, are available on this model, the Latitude model, and higher-end models. The Trailhawk model's base MSRP, only available in four-wheel drive (4X4/4WD), is $25,995.00.

TrailHawk models are "Trail Rated" and feature Jeep's Active Drive Low four-wheel drive system and a 20 mm (0.79 in) lift kit. It also features 17 in (430 mm) aluminum wheels, skid plates, and unique front and rear fascias compared to standard Renegade models. Like the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk, the Renegade Trailhawk features red front and rear tow hooks, a red 'Trail Rated 4X4' badge on both front upper fenders, a black vinyl decal in the center of the hood, and alloy wheels with black-painted accents. The Trailhawk model emphasizes the Renegade's off-road capabilities, and is meant for the avid off-roader.

The Jeep Selec-terrain traction control feature lets you choose any of the following modes in the 4X4 TrailHawk version: Auto, Snow, Sand, Mud or Rock[9][10]

Optional featuresEdit

All models other than the base Sport model offer optional features such as passive entry with push-button start, a remote start system, the Uconnect 6.5AN stereo with A/M-F/M HD Radio, iPod/USB and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks, SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, voice command, Uconnect ACCESS and Apps with hands-free Bluetooth phone and stereo wireless audio streaming, GPS navigation by Garmin, a 6.5-inch touch-screen display, and steering wheel-mounted remote controls, nine premium amplified speakers with a subwoofer, SIRIUS-XM Satellite Radio, power front bucket seats, the MySky retractable roof panel system (manually-removable or power-retractable), heated dual front bucket seats, and more.

PowertrainEdit

All Renegade models are powered by 3 or 4-cylinder engines, sourced both from Fiat and Chrysler depending on market.

Engine Power Transmission Year Regions
FCA 1.0 L I3 GSE MultiAir3 Turbo 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C630 manual 2018–Present Europe
FCA 1.3 L I4 GSE MultiAir3 Turbo 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch 2018–Present Europe,Japan
132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic Europe, North America, Japan
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir2 Turbo 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–2018 Europe, Japan, Australia
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2015–2018 Europe
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir Turbo 119 kW (160 hp; 162 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–2018 North America, Latin America
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE Turbo 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) 7-speed Fiat C725 DDCT dual clutch 2016–Present China
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE Turbo LPG 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed manual 2017–2018
Chrysler 2.0 L I4 Tigershark 114 kW (153 hp; 155 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2016–Present China
Chrysler 2.4 L I4 Tigershark MultiAir2 134 kW (180 hp; 182 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2014–Present North America, Latin America, Middle East
129 kW (173 hp; 175 PS) 2015–Present Japan, Australia
Fiat 1.6 L I4 E.torQ 81 kW (109 hp; 110 PS) 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–2018 Europe, Australia
Fiat 1.8 L I4 E.torQ[11] Flex 97 kW (130 hp; 132 PS) 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–Present Latin America
6-speed Aisin automatic
Fiat 1.6 L I4 MultiJet2 70 kW (94 hp; 95 PS) 6-speed manual 2017–2018 Italy
88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch 2017–Present
Fiat 2.0 L I4 MultiJet2 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2015–2018 Italy
103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS)
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS)
6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe, Brazil[11]
9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic

Interior featuresEdit

 
Interior

The Renegade offers either cloth or leather seating surfaces. It offers seating for five passengers, with a 40/20/40 split-folding rear bench seat, and a fold-flat front passenger's seat for more cargo capacity.

In North America, it offers a standard Uconnect 5.0BT radio with an AM/FM radio, Sirius XM satellite radio, voice command, a Microsoft-derived touch screen interface, and iPod and USB inputs, as well as a 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jack. Uconnect Phone will also be standard. A rearview backup camera will be optional. The optional radio will be the UConnect 6.0 radio, offering all the features of the UConnect 5.0BT radio, while adding a touch screen interface designed by BlackBerry (a smaller version of the UConnect 8.4A and 8.4AN radios), and navigation system capabilities by Garmin.

FaceliftEdit

2019 model yearEdit

 
2019 Renegade
 
Renegade PHEV

In June 2018 the Renegade has been updated with some slight aesthetic touches: the front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, new LED headlamps (the same ones used for the Wrangler) were adopted, and the front grille is larger.

The infotainment system was upgraded with a new, more up-to-date processor and a more generous display that varies from 7" up to 8.4" in the navigator version. The displays are all multitouch and the customizable menus also offering the possibility to adjust the air conditioning. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility was introduced.

The Longitude version now also has USB jack on the back of the armrest dedicated to passengers sitting in the rear seats.

The European version introduced the new gasoline engines of the Global Small Engine (FireFly) family produced by FCA Poland Powertrain in Biesko Biala in two versions: 1.0 L Turbo 3-cylinder 120 hp with direct injection, Multiair system and GPF filter, and 1.3 L Turbo Multiair with direct injection and GPF filter 110 kW (148 hp; 150 PS) and 132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS). The 1.0 L is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive, the 1.3 L with a 6-speed manual transmission, a 6-speed automatic double clutch or a 9-speed ZF automatic with front or 4-wheel drive. The diesel engines introduced the SCR system and are approved Euro6D-Temp.[12]

In September 2018 the facelifted Renagade was unveiled for the North American market (MY2019) which introduced the 1.3 L GSE Turbo Multiair engine with 132 kW (177 hp; 179 PS) as a replacement for the 1.4 L Fire Turbo Multiair, while the 2.4 L Tigershark engine remains available. The North American model has the same changes applied to the European model.[13]

In October 2018, the updated version for the South American market produced by FCA of Gioiama (Pernambuco) in Brazil was introduced and presents only aesthetic updates with the adoption for all versions of the Trialhawk bumpers; the front and rear headlamps remain those of the previous model. The engines for the South American market are the 1.8 L E.Torq Evo gasoline and the 2.0 L Multijet diesel.[14]

Global salesEdit

Calendar Year United States Canada Brazil United Kingdom China Argentina Mexico Russia Australia Turkey World Total
2014 9,568 723
2015 60,946[15] 2,261 39,187[16] 6,334 291 2,191 158,351[15]
2016 106,606 2,629 51,567[16] 11,099[17] 26,294 2,746 185 1,051 1,737
2017 103,434[18] 3,015[19] 31,566[16] 3,041 24,796[20] 6,463[21] 3,486[22][23]

[24][25][26][27][28]

54[29] 574[30][31] 1,158[32]
2018 97,062[18] 1,193[33] 46.344[34] 17,232[35] 3,024[36]
Sales Total 352,635 9,098 122,320 30,042 51,090 9,209 3,486 269 1,916 5,809 585,874

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