Jeep Renegade (BU)

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Jeep Renegade
Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Production 2014–present
Model years 2015–present
Assembly BU: Melfi, Potenza, Italy (SATA)[1]
B1: Goiana, Pernambuco, Brazil[2]
BQ: Guangzhou, China[3]
Designer Jeremy Glover & Ian Hedge[4]
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover SUV[1]
Body style 4-door SUV
Layout Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform FCA 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
Wheelbase 101.2 in (2,570 mm)
Length 166.6 in (4,230 mm)
Width 71.06 in (1,805 mm)
Height 66.5 in (1,690 mm)
Chronology
Predecessor Jeep Liberty

The Jeep Renegade (BU) is a subcompact crossover SUV (mini SUV in Europe) produced by Jeep. It is built in Melfi, Italy (alongside the related Fiat 500X); Goiana, Brazil[2] (alongside the recently launched Fiat Toro[7]); and in Guangzhou, China. It was first shown to the public in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show and mass-production started in late August of that year. The Renegade is the first Jeep product to be produced exclusively outside of North America and is sold on the South African, European, North American, Brazilian, and Chinese 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 Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot in the Jeep lineup. The Patriot was discontinued in late 2016, but the second generation Compass was launched in early 2017.

Models[edit]

A 2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude with a black interior and the 2.4 MultiAir engine
Interior

Standard Renegade models come with front-wheel-drive, with four-wheel drive available on Sport, Latitude & 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 base Sport model includes a 1.4L MultiAir Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder (I4) engine, a six-speed manual transmission, sixteen-inch, black-finished steel wheels, a black-finished front grille, black side mirrors and door handles, the U Connect 3.0 A/M-F/M stereo w/ USB, iPod, and 3.5-millimeter auxiliary audio input jacks and four speakers, a heater (no 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 U Connect 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, U Connect 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.

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 U Connect 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, U Connect 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.

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.

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.

All models other than the base Sport model offer optional features such as passive entry with push-button start, a remote start system, the U Connect 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, U Connect 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.

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]

Interior features[edit]

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.

Powertrain[edit]

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, Japan, Australia
6-speed Fiat C635 DDCT dual clutch
125 kW (168 hp; 170 PS) 9-speed Chrysler 948TE automatic 2015–Present Europe
Fiat 1.4 L I4 FIRE MultiAir Turbo 119 kW (160 hp; 162 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present 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
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–Present 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 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2014–Present Europe
Fiat 2.0 L I4 MultiJet2 88 kW (118 hp; 120 PS) 6-speed Fiat C635 manual 2015–Present 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

Sales[edit]

Calendar Year United States Canada Brazil United Kingdom China Argentina Mexico World Total
2014 9,568
2015 60,946[12] 2,261 39,187[13] 6,334 158,351[12]
2016 106,606 2,629 51,567[13] 11,099[14] 26,294 2,746
2017 61,885[15] 2,317[16] 20,966[13] 3,041 22,490[17] 4,078[18] 1,311[19][20][21]
Sales Total 229,437 7,207 111,720 30,042 48,784 6,824 1,311 435,325

References[edit]

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  11. ^ a b "All-new Jeep Renegade Makes its Latin American Debut at the 2014 Sao Paulo Motor Show". FCA US LLC. 29 October 2014. 
  12. ^ a b "Jeep Brand Records Fourth Consecutive Global Sales Record" (Press release). Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2016. 
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  14. ^ "(Sales United Kingdom)". Cars Italy. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  15. ^ "(Sales USA)". Cars Italy. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  16. ^ FCA Northamerica(Canada-July-17-Sales)
  17. ^ "(Sales China)". Cars Italy. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  18. ^ "(Sales Argentina)". Cars Italy. Retrieved 2017-07-07. 
  19. ^ FCA Mexico (FCA México reporta mejor mayo desde 2013)
  20. ^ FCA Mexico (FCA México reporta el mejor semestre en ventas de los últimos 8 años)
  21. ^ FCA Mexico (FCA México reporta un crecimiento en ventas del 11% en julio 2017)

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