Jeep Renegade Facelift India Launch Soon: Here Is Everything You Need To Know About the Hyundai Creta Rival


The 2018 Jeep Renegade is confirmed to launch in India soon. Estimated to be priced in the bracket of INR 9 lakh to 15 lakh, this compact SUV will stand as the direct rival for the Hyundai Creta.

Jeep India is soon going to introduce an all-new compact SUV in the Indian market. Just like the Compass, this new vehicle will be manufactured in India itself and is going to be the 2018 Renegade. Jeep has recently revealed the facelifted version of this SUV internationally. We are expecting the American automaker to launch this vehicle in India by the festive season this year. We estimate that Jeep will keep the prices in-between the mark of INR 9 lakh to 15 lakh. Making it compete in the highly lucrative compact SUV segment. Consequently rivalling the likes of Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster.

2018 jeep renegade exterior images

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Jeep Renegade Price in India

Model Name Estimated Ex-Showroom Price
Jeep Renegade Sport Price in India Rs. 9.00 lakh
Jeep Renegade Latitude Price in India Rs. 12.90 lakh
Jeep Renegade Limited Price in India Rs. 15.70 lakh

This Jeep SUV 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 entire production of this vehicle will happen in India. It could have a starting price of around Rs. 9 lakh for the base petrol variant.

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Jeep Renegade India Launch Date

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 this Jeep SUV for India and will launch it here by in around 18 months from now.

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Jeep Renegade India Engine Specifications

Internationally, the Jeep Renegade is on sale with petrol and Diesel engines. In India, the upcoming cheapest Jeep SUV will share its engines with the Compass. This will include the 2.0-litre Multijet turbo Diesel and the 1.4-litre T-Jet turbo petrol unit. India might even get the 1.6-litre Multijet unit that powers the S-Cross. This engine outputs a max. power of 118 BHP and a peak torque of 320 Nm. The top-end model of this Jeep will even offer a 4WD (four-wheel-drive) Active Drive system.

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Jeep Renegade India Mileage

City 16 km/l
Highway 22 km/l
Combined 20 km/l

Jeep Renegade India Spy Images

The upcoming cheaper-than-Compass SUV from Jeep will go on to rival everything from a Renault Duster and entry-level Hyundai Creta models to the Mahindra Scorpio. As you can see in the spy images that follow, testing of this SUV is already underway in India. While the exterior of the new model looks sufficiently rugged and has the distinct Jeep identity, the interior looks world-class and borrows many design cues from other models in the family. The interior of the India-spec model will get a 6.5-inch UConnect touchscreen infotainment system that offers smartphone connectivity, park assist, and satellite navigation among other features. Even the Renegade for India will have top-notch plastic quality and the option pack on the top-end trim will include bits like leather upholstery.

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.

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 it to mild off-roading at best.

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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 set up for the instrument console. Also, the panoramic sunroof might not make it to India.  There is no 7 seater version, not even abroad. Much like the Compass, even the Renegade will offer 5 seats only.

Other features that the India-spec model will offer include a 3.5-inch TFT instrument panel, leather steering wheel, automatic climate control, cruise control, and rear parking sensors. The Renegade is a strict 5-seater and there is no 7-seater version on sale anywhere. The upcoming cheapest Jeep SUV in India shares the FCA Small Wide 4X4 platform with the new Compass. Many design bits will come from other models in the Jeep line-up.

Jeep Renegade India – Overview

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 2.0-litre Diesel /1.4-litre Turbo Petrol
Power 170 BHP / 160 BHP
Torque 350 Nm / 250 NM
Top Speed 179 km/h
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) 10.20 secs
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual / 7-speed Automatic
Mileage 17.1 KMPL / 16 KMPL (estimated)

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 this Jeep SUV India Launch and Price.

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  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.

  4. […] The 2017 Jeep Compass is finally in India. The latest Jeep offering has been in news ever since the iconic SUV maker first revealed its plans to launch the Compass in our country. With the launch finally taking place, the new model becomes the cheapest Jeep SUV in India. Prices of the new model start at Rs 14.95 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 20.65 lakh. The rather aggressive pricing has been achieved through local manufacturing, which takes place at the company’s Ranjangaon facility. At this price range, the Compass goes on to rival everything from a top-end Mahindra XUV500 to the entry-level models of Toyota Fortuner. Thanks to a modern design, powerful engines, many features and a high brand value of the Jeep badge,  there seem to be enough reasons to buy Jeep Compass. Read on for to find out how this car’s India Price List, Features, Specifications and Exterior and Interior offer strong reasons to buy Jeep Compass.Also See – Upcoming SUVs in India | Jeep Renegade Small SUV […]

  5. If launching will be at end of 2018 ,there will not be any juice remain in 12 to15 lac category of market for Jeep .

  6. Pricing has to be very competitive, now being creta as the leader in this segment Jeep has to keep this in mind and has to offer the pricing just below creta on all variants . Along that we knew that Suzuki vitara in also on the cards for its India launch in early 2018 so things will be much interesting for buyers fall in 10 to 15 lac segment

  7. It’s too much hipe I believe the Renegade cannot compatite with maruti Breeza and ford EcoSport and creta on price level

  8. Hello jeep company I’m fan in jeep brand pls including in promonic sunroof jeep compass & renegade with sunroof pls im waiting in jeep with promonic sunroof pls pls pls pls sir I’m really interested in jeep I’m 3 year ago searching in jeep & waiting


  10. If the present price of Compass is taken as the reference point. Then taking into account the lower tax slab for the renegade (-14%), cost comparison of compass and the renegade abroad (-14%) and the smaller version of the renegade in India (-5%). The basis model price would be around 11.3 Lacs, but then to be a segment killer needs the base price at 9.99 Lacs.


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