Jeep, the iconic American SUV manufacturer, is all set to kick off its Indian innings shortly. The model spearheading Jeep’s charge in India will be the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT. There is another interesting small SUV in Jeep’s arsenal that could make a lot of sense for the Indian market. The product in question is the Renegade. Although Jeep says they will not launch the Renegade in India, the SUV continues to undergo extensive testing on India roads. Here are some spy shots and other info on the Jeep Renegade India Price, Specifications and other details.
Jeep Renegade India Launch
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|Jeep Renegade India Launch||Mid 2017|
The Jeep Renegade isn’t a part of the official model lineup that will come to India as announced by FCA. And even though it has been spotted testing on Indian roads on multiple occasions, there is still a chance it might not make it to India as Jeep could be using it to test the platform or engines for future products. However, we still can’t rule out a possible Jeep Renegade India launch sometime in 2017.
Jeep Renegade India – Spy Images
Spy Shots Courtsey – Ajay Ghawate-Patil (@ajayghawate)
Jeep Renegade Price in India
|Model Name||Estimated Ex-Showroom Price|
|Jeep Renegade Sport Price in India||INR 12.00 lacs|
|Jeep Renegade Latitude Price in India||INR 13.90 lacs|
|Jeep Renegade Limited Price in India||INR 15.70 lacs|
The Jeep Renegade range in international market starts at around $18,000, which translates to about INR 12 lakhs. With Jeep setting up a production facility in India, it is highly likely that the Renegade will be manufactured here. If that is the case, then it could have a starting price of INR 11.50 – 12.00 lakhs (ex-showroom). Here’s the ex-showroom price of Jeep Renegade in India according to our estimates.
Jeep Renegade India – Specifications
|Length x Width x Height||4236 x 1880 x 1690 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||18” Alloys|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.6 L Diesel|
|Top Speed||179 km/h|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||10.20 secs|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual|
|Mileage||20 kpl (estimated)|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
For India, Jeep could use the 1.6-litre MultiJet diesel to power the Renegade. This is the same engine that can be found under the hood of the Maruti S-Cross. The 1.6 L Diesel is offered with the Jeep Renegade in the British market.
Jeep Renegade India Mileage
Jeep Renegade India – Rivals
The Renegade small SUV will rival fellow small SUVs such as the –
Jeep Renegade Exterior Design
The Renegade borrows plenty of design features from its siblings; The seven-slot front grille along with the squarish box-design coupled with a high ground clearance that is reminiscent of past Jeep SUVs are present, you also get circular headlights, boxed out wheel arches, squarish tail-lamps and prominent body cladding all around. There are modern design touches too, including the roof-rails, the glass-area on the sides and the rear.
Jeep Renegade Interior Design
On the inside, you get a Uconnect infotainment system inside the car which gets a 5-inch or a 6.5-inch touchscreen display depending upon the region. The driver gets a 7-inch display unit which can be configured and the same will double up as an instrument cluster as well. You get a panoramic sunroof and the SUV will get a slew of customisation options as well for the accessories.
The Jeep Renegade is not a full-fledged SUV, as in do not expect it to go rock crawling or mud-bogging or dune-bashing. It will get a AWD drive system which can detect road surfaces and adjust torque sent to all wheels for best grip in different situations, but the vehicle ride-height restricts the Renegade to mild off-roading at best.The Renegade has the Fiat 500L platform as its underpinnings. It gets disc brakes on all the wheels and might also get a 9-speed automatic transmission that first broke cover on the Grand Cherokee in 2013. “The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment around the globe with benchmark levels of efficiency and driving dynamics, while at the same time delivering best-in-class 4×4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,” said Mike Manley, President & CEO, Jeep.
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Spy Images Courtesy- Manoj Prabakarn and RP