Desert-inspired model is based on the Trailhawk trim.
There sure are plenty of special-edition crossovers on display at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, whether Star Wars-themed or otherwise. Jeep is getting in on the action, too, with this Renegade Deserthawk.
It’s based on the Renegade’s Trailhawk model, which means it has all the bits and pieces you’ll need to tackle rough-and-tumble terrain. Like all Renegade Trailhawks, the Deserthawk has a lifted suspension giving 8.7 inches of ground clearance, functional skid plates, big red tow hooks, and an upgraded four-wheel-drive system with a 20:1 low-range crawl ratio.
Changes for the Deserthawk edition, however, include black-painted 17-inch steel, black leather seats with Deserthawk embroidered logos, and durable rubber floor mats. On the hood, there’s a big decal showing a topographical map of off-road trails, while the C-pillar sports a big star decal because, uh, off-roading? Color choices are limited to the Mojave Sand seen here, which is exclusive to the Deserthawk, as well as Alpine White and Anvil. And all Deserthawks come standard with rock rails and the optional Trailer Tow package.
The 2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk will cost $29,135 when it goes on sale in January, or only $1,495 more than the base price of a Renegade Trailhawk.