3 March 2014
New Jeep rides out
The new vehicle has the traditional Jeep look with a prominent grille and typical wheelarches. It will be available only with four-wheel drive, and there will be petrol and diesel engines, depending on market requirements. A 9-speed automatic will be offered.
The Renegade will be built at Fiat's plant in Melfi, Italy, where the related 500X SUV with a Fiat brand will also be produced. Expect European sales of the Renegade to begin this summer.
Key competitors are the Nissan Juke, the Opel Mokka, Peugeot 2008 and Renault Captur.