Jeep Renegade India Launch in the Offing!

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Jeep entered the Indian market in August 2016. Their current model lineup includes the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SRT. While the Compass, which will be launched in the coming months, is the one expected to drive sales in India, there is another interesting small SUV in Jeep’s arsenal that could make a lot of sense for our market. The product in question is the Renegade. Although Jeep had initially said they will not launch the Renegade in India, the SUV continues to undergo extensive testing on India roads. Now, reports have emerged claiming Jeep will bring the small SUV to India by the end of 2018. Here are some spy shots and other info on the Jeep Renegade India Price, Specifications and other details.

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Jeep Renegade India Launch

Model Name Expected Launch Date
Jeep Renegade India Launch End 2018

It has been spotted testing on Indian roads on multiple occasions. Initial reports suggested Jeep was merely using it to test the platform or engines for future products. However, according to some recent reports, Jeep is evaluating the Renegade for India and will launch it here by in around 18 months from now.

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 Rs. 12.00 lakh
Jeep Renegade Latitude Price in India Rs. 13.90 lakh
Jeep Renegade Limited Price in India Rs. 15.70 lakh

jeep renegade india spy images-1The Jeep Renegade range in international market starts at around $18,000, which translates to about INR 12 lakhs. With Jeep’s production facility in India up and running, the Renegade will be made in India. It could have a starting price of around Rs. 12 lakh for the base petrol variant. The Renegade will sit just above the Hyundai Creta and will rival the upcoming Renault Captur and Honda HR-V.

Jeep Renegade India – Specifications

Length x Width x Height 4236 x 1880 x 1690 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Wheel Type and Size 18” Alloys
Boot Space -NA-
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.6 L Diesel
Power 120 bhp
Torque 320 Nm
Top Speed 179 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 10.20 secs
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual
Mileage 20 kpl (estimated)

For India, Jeep could use the 1.6-litre MultiJet diesel to power the Renegade. This is the same engine that is found under the hood of the Maruti S-Cross. The 1.6 L Diesel is offered with the Jeep Renegade in the British market. A detuned version of the 1.4 L petrol that will power the Compass could also be on the cards.

Jeep Renegade India Mileage

City 16 kpl
Highway 22 kpl
Combined 20 kpl

Jeep Renegade India – Rivals

The Renegade small SUV will rival upcoming SUVs such as the Kaptur, Kicks and the HR-V. Also, it can be viewed as a rival to current small SUVs such as the –

Jeep Renegade Exterior Design

The Renegade borrows plenty of design features from its siblings. It gets Jeep’s signature seven-slot front grille along with the squarish box-design. 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.

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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. How much of it makes it to the Indian market remains to be seen. We expect the India-spec model to get a more conventional analogue dial setup for the instrument console. Also, the panoramic sunroof could be given a miss.

Jeep Renegade India Launch, Price, Specifications, Images 2015 Jeep Renegade Interior Front Cabin

The Jeep Renegade is not a full-fledged SUV, so do not expect it to go rock crawling or mud bogging or dune-bashing. It will get an 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.jeep renegade india spy images 2The Renegade has the Fiat 500L platform as its underpinnings. It gets disc brakes on all the wheels. However, much like the upcoming Compass, the 9-speed automatic transmission could be given a miss. “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.

What do you think of the Jeep Renegade India launch? Let us know in the comments section below. And stay tuned to CarBlogIndia for the latest updates on the Jeep Renegade India Launch and Price.

Spy Images Courtesy- Manoj Prabakarn and RP

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Hope to see this launched in India. With a pricing of 14 lacs would be formidable competition to the likes of Duster, Creta et all. Along with the wonderful 1.6 l s-cross engine would be a great small “soft” SUV. Bring it on Jeep.

  2. That’s an impossible price tag… It costs more than 16-17 lakhs in UK market and a minimum of 12lakhs even in US. Adding the taxes, it can never be launched south of 20lakhs minimum… In India.

  3. Equipping Renegade with AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION,will be of advantage both to Manufacturer and Jeep enthusiasts.

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