Jeep Renegade (BU)

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This article is about the subcompact crossover produced since 2014. For the concept vehicle, see Jeep Renegade (Concept).
Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
a 2015 Jeep Renegade in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Manufacturer Jeep
Production 2014—present
Model years 2015—present
Assembly Melfi, Potenza, Italy (SATA)[1]
Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil
Designer Jeremy Glover and Ian Hedge[2]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV[1]
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Small US Wide 4×4 architecture[3]
  • 5-speed FPT C510 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 manual
  • 6-speed FPT C635 dual-clutch automatic
  • 9-speed ZF 948TE automatic[1]
Wheelbase 101.2 in (2,570 mm)
Length 166.6 in (4,230 mm)
Width 71.0 in (1,800 mm)
Height 66.5 in (1,690 mm)

The Jeep Renegade (BU) is a subcompact crossover SUV (mini SUV in Europe) from the Jeep division of Chrysler. It will be built in Melfi, Italy alongside the related Fiat 500X with which it shares its platform. It was first shown to the public in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show and mass-production has started in late August. The Renegade will be the first Jeep product to be produced exclusively outside of North America, being produced in Melfi, Italy, and will sell in South African, European, North American, and Brazilian markets.

The Renegade offers two four-wheel drive systems Active Drive I and Active Drive Low, both of which are paired with Jeep's Selec-Terrain System. It also 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.

At one time it was believed that the Renegade would replace the Compass and Patriot in the Jeep lineup, but the Renegade has since been clearly identified by Jeep as being in a smaller class than the MK twins.


Standard Renegade models will come with front-wheel-drive, with four-wheel drive available on Sport, Latitude, and Limited trims.[4]

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 will feature 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 hard-core 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[5][6]

Interior features[edit]

The Renegade will offer 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.

It will offer a standard Uconnect 5.0BT radio with an AM/FM radio, Sirius XM satellite radio, voice command, a Microsoft-derived touch screen interface, a single-disc CD/MP3 player, 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, and omitting the CD player.


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

Engine Power Transmission Year Regions
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir2 Turbo 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe (expected: APAC, LATAM, Africa)
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2015–Present
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir Turbo 119 kW (160 hp; 162 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present North America
Chrysler 2.4 L I4 Tigershark MultiAir2 137 kW (184 hp; 186 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2014–Present North America (expected: LATAM, APAC, Africa, Middle East)
Fiat 1.6 L I4 E.torQ 81 kW (109 hp; 110 PS) 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–Present Europe (expected: Australia, LATAM, Africa)
Fiat 1.8 L I4 E.torQ[7] 5-speed Fiat C510 manual 2015–Present LATAM
6-speed automatic
Fiat 1.6 L I4 MultiJet2 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe
Fiat 2.0 L I4 MultiJet2 103 kW (138 hp; 140 PS)
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS)
6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe, LATAM[7] (expected: APAC)
9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic


  1. ^ a b c d Clark, Jennifer. "Jeep to unveil Italy-built Renegade subcompact SUV". Automotive News. Crain Communications Inc. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "10 Things You Need to Know About the 2015 Jeep Renegade". Car and Driver. 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Eisenstein, Paul (4 March 2014). "Small is Big as Jeep Unveils New Renegade". The Detroit Bureau. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Undercoffler, David (4 March 2014). "Geneva Motor Show: Jeep debuts all-new Renegade crossover SUV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "2015 Jeep Renegade". 19 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "PT Garansindo Inter Global to launched New Jeep Renegade in Indonesia". 17 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "All-new Jeep Renegade Makes its Latin American Debut at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show". FCA US LLC. 29 October 2014. 

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