The Renegade is an all new model produced by Chrysler’s division Jeep. It was originally introduced last year as 2015 year model. It is the first product of the Jeep that is completely produced outside North America. It a subcompact crossover, which is closely related to the Fiat 500X. Those two models share the same platform and plenty of other parts. New model was presented at the Geneva Motor Show and after one year of production, we can say that new model was well-accepted both by the crowd and journalists. When it is about 2016 Jeep Renegade, bigger modifications are not expected. Since this will be a second year of model’s production, we could only see some minor tweaks, while base characteristics will remain unchanged.
2016 Jeep Renegade details
As we already mentioned, 2016 Jeep Renegade will come with the same base characteristics as 2015 year model. It will be closely related to Fiat 500X, sharing the same Fiat Small US Wide platform. On the other side, exterior look of this model is completely different compared to Italian relative. The 2016 Renegade will feature company’s recognizable styling. It comes with familiar front grill and round lights that were already seen on many other models of the brand. When it is about performances of this crossover, the biggest disappointment is its off-road ability. Although this crossover was designed mainly for the urban conditions, we expected at least decent off-road capabilities too. On the other side, when you are on the road, drive is very smooth. The feel behind is just excellent.
The materials inside the cabin are made of good quality. Big trump of this model is low cabin noise. The 2016 Jeep Renegade is very quiet, even at the higher speeds. When it is about engines, there will be just one variant in offer. Unlike European model which is available with several engines, 2016 Jeep Renegade made for U.S. market is available with only one engine. It is a 2.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which outputs 184 horsepower. It comes paired with manual transmission, while dual-clutch automatic transmission is available as optional.
2016 Jeep Renegade release date, price and competition
The 2016 Jeep Renegade is expected to come later this year. Price is expected to remain unchanged, which means in a range between 18.000 and 23.000 dollars. Main competitors are models like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox etc.