The 2017 Jeep Renegade is the latest crossover model which is made by the Jeep manufacturer since Fiat merged with Chrysler to make Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Renegade is the first real SUV in crossover segment with quite exciting and good-looking appearance.
Exterior wise, the 2017 Jeep Renegade will come with some changes in order to look much modern, but also to keep its traditional appearance. At the front, the new Renegade will have big, round headlights and the radiator grille with its characteristic seven vertical holes. It seems that the car makers really wanted to show that its new model is far away from the Fiat.
Fiat-Chrysler Group will offer a new platform for the Renegade model. The dimensions of this model will be slightly increased, so it should have a longer wheelbase.
With this model, the designers had quite a dificult job to make it to be good enough for the fans and the traditional buyers of the Jeep brand and to provide all demands of the new generation. To acomplish that the model will come with LED headlights and taillights, using modern colors and funky rims combined with the traditional Jeep lines and curves on the body.
As for the interior design, the 2017 Jeep Renegade will have more gadgets in lower trims and generally this model will come with new or updated hi-tech features. It will also be available in four equipment options: Latitude, Sport, Limited and Trailhawk. The central console looks pretty nice with the touch screen, unfortunately it won’t come with the navigation system as standard and if you want this feature you will have to pay extra by ordering the Latitude level of equipment.
Looking at the interior, the Italian design influence is quite obvious. Everything looks and feels very modern and well built, and that is a good thing. In the top of the range model some of the features will be a premium sound system, leather seats with heating option and sunroof. The cabin is spacious enough for five adult persons and it is a real comfortable and pleasant place to be in.
For the North American market, the 2017 Jeep Renegade will most likely come with two engine options and without some big changes, while the European model will be available with various engine options.
The first engine available for this model will be Chrysler’s 2.4-liter I-4 engine with the capacity to produce 184 ponies. This engine will come with 9-speed automatic gearbox. The other one is borrowed from Fiat and it will be a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with 160 hp and it will mate with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Jeep Renegade Price and release date
At this point, it is ungrateful to precisely say the launch date of the 2017 Jeep Renegade. It could only be said that this refreshed model will come somewhere in 2017. The price range of this SUV will probably be as the current model, which means it will start from $18,500 and go up to $26,000 for the Trailhawk trim.
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June 29, 2016