If you’re finding the regular Renegade to be a tad bit on the bland side, Jeep is giving its competent off-roader two special editions adding some pizzaz. The first one is called “Deserthawk” and is based on the rugged Trailhawk version, but with some extra content to live up to its special edition status. It rides on black 17-inch wheels and features several decals applied onto the body which can be had in Alpine White, Anvil, Black colors, or the Mojave Sand hue pictured here offered exclusively on this version.
It has received as standard a pair of roof rails and a towing package, while the interior cabin is home to black leather-wrapped seats with contrasting stitching, seven-inch cluster, rearview camera, a cargo tray mat, and all-weather floor mats. Being based on the Renegade Trailhawk, it means the limited-run model has been fitted with the beefier body and a Selec-Terrain system incorporating a Rock mode available only on this particular model.
There aren’t any changes underneath the hood, so as usual power comes from a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine delivering 180 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and 175 pound-feet (237 Newton-meters) of torque to both axles through a nine-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep will have the Renegade Deserthawk on sale in United States from January 2017 for an asking price of $28,140 MSRP, thus making it $1,395 more expensive than the Trailhawk upon which it’s based.
As far as the Renegade Altitude is concerned, this one proposes a more sinister murdered-out exterior appearance, but you can still have it in all exterior colors available for the 2017MY. The special edition started off as a Renegade Latitude model and then Jeep installed a set of glossy black 18-inch wheels complemented by a wide array of glossy black body accents. The dark theme continues on the inside where the cloth upholstery also comes in black, as does some of the trim. Rounding off the cabin changes are the metal diamond accents applied onto the door handles, shifter knob, and in some other places.
You can have it either with the aforementioned 2.4-liter unit hooked up to the same nine-speed auto, or with a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo rated at 160 hp (119 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) channeled to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox.
The Renegade Altitude will hit Jeep showrooms later this month and it’s going to set you back $22,390 MSRP, so it will cost an extra $895 over the regular Latitude.
Both special editions will be on display next week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
JEEP INTRODUCES TWO NEW RENEGADE MODELS
- New 2017 Jeep® Renegade Deserthawk limited-edition model to debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show
- Deserthawk model, inspired by the desert’s extreme conditions, builds on Jeep Renegade’s rugged appearance and best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability
- 2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude, featuring unique ‘blacked-out’ exterior, also makes first appearance
- Renegade Altitude available in Jeep showrooms later this month; Renegade Deserthawk available in January
“These two new Jeep Renegade models help to extend our popular small SUV’s continued global success since its launch last year, and to provide customers with the choice of two distinctive and unique special editions,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA Global. “The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk takes the best-in-class capability of the Renegade Trailhawk and combines it with a unique look and additional features that include rock rails and a towing package – all inspired by the desert’s extreme conditions. For customers looking for an edgy and aggressive appearance, the Jeep Renegade Altitude offers just that, building on the popularity of the other Altitude models across the Jeep lineup.”
The new 2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude model arrives in showrooms later this month, while the Renegade Deserthawk model arrives in January.
Jeep Renegade Deserthawk
The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk takes the Renegade Trailhawk’s rugged appearance and best-in-class capability a step further with exclusive features and functionality inspired by the desert – an extreme location where the legendary capability of Jeep vehicles is best expressed.
Available in Alpine White, Anvil, Black or Deserthawk-exclusive Mojave Sand, the Jeep Renegade Deserthawk features fully painted 17-inch black wheels, exclusive hood and rear body panel decals, rock rails and Trailer Tow Group. Inside, the Renegade Deserthawk features an exclusive interior with black leather seats, Light Frost stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats and cargo tray mat.
The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk, like the Renegade Trailhawk, delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with standard Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio; Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode; 8.7 inches of ground clearance; skid plates; signature red front and rear tow hooks; up to 8.1 inches of wheel articulation; Hill-descent Control; up to 19 inches of water fording; and up to 2,000-lb. towing capacity. The Renegade Deserthawk comes standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, ParkView rear backup camera and 7-inch full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display.
Arriving at dealer showrooms in January 2017, the Jeep Renegade Deserthawk limited edition will be available for a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,140.
Jeep Renegade Altitude
Joining the other Altitude models across the Jeep lineup, the 2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude features a unique “blacked-out” look with a distinct, aggressive flair. Available in all exterior colors, the Jeep Renegade Altitude features 18-inch Gloss Black wheels with Gloss Black accents around the exterior, including the front and rear badges, grille rings and tail lamp rings.
Inside, the Renegade special edition’s blacked-out theme continues with a black interior, black premium cloth seats and High Gloss Black finishes. Metal Diamond accents are found throughout on key touch points, such as the shifter knob and door handles.
The Jeep Renegade Altitude, based on the Renegade Latitude model, is available with either a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission, or a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a six-speed manual transmission. The Renegade Altitude comes with a variety of standard features, including ParkSense rear backup camera and Keyless Go.
Arriving at dealer showrooms later this month, the Jeep Renegade Altitude model will be available starting at $22,390 U.S. MSRP.
The Jeep Renegade delivers a unique combination of best-in-class, off-road capability, open-air freedom and convenience, a segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission that contributes to outstanding on-road and off-road driving dynamics, two fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The 2017 Jeep Renegade starts at $17,995 MSRP (not including destination).