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autoviva2014-03-07 15:21:57

Jeep launches new SUV Renegade in Geneva

Model is based on the 500L and will be produced in Italy

 
 
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New model will be produced in Italy, alongside the future 500X

The Geneva Motor Show hosted the unveiling of the new model from JeepJeepJeepUnited States of America, 1941 > present33 models
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the RenegadeRenegadeJeep RenegadeUnited States of America, 2014 > present18 versions
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, a B-segment SUV launched to compete with the Renault CapturCaptur Gen.1Renault Captur Gen.1France, 2013 > present40 versions
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and the Peugeot 20082008 Gen.1Peugeot 2008 Gen.1France, 2012 > present61 versions
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. With the new model Jeep is bringing back one of its most famous nameplates.

Based on the Fiat 500L500L 1.3 Multijet S&S LoungeFiat 500L 1.3 Multijet S&...Italy, 2012 > present9 photos
, Jeep puts itself with the Renegade ahead of its main rival, Land RoverLand RoverLand RoverUnited Kingdom, 1978 > present15 models
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in terms of this segment. The model will be produced at the Melfi plant in Italy, alongside the FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
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500X which should be released soon. The Renegade is expected to reach the European and Latin American markets by the end of the year .

The design of the new Renegade is strongly inspired by the more traditional lines of the Wrangler. According to the designers it aimed to make the most of the 4.2m length model and create a greater contrast with the CherokeeCherokee Gen.3 [KL]Jeep Cherokee Gen.3 [KL]United States of America, 2014 > present25 versions
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range, thought for families.

Despite having a vertical rear and short overhangs the Renegade still achieves a drag coefficient of 0.36.

The boxy shape of the new Renegade was designed by the brand to create a visual connection between the original military vehicle that gave birth to the Jeep design from 1941. Despite the more classical concept, the mechanics of the new model are much more modern .

The Renegade will share many components of the steel monocoque bodywork in the 500L and 500X. However it receives more specific structures for the suspension configuration.

The car is equipped with electronically assisted steering and disc brakes. The engines are mounted on the front and front-wheel drive versions or one of two all-wheel drive systems will be available.

In Europe, the Renegade will be sold with a range of three petrol and two diesel engines. There will be a 168hp turbo and non-turbo 138hp versions of Fiat's 1.4-liter 16-valve MultiAir engine, plus a 184hp 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder called Tigershark.

The diesel range includes a 1.6 liter 108hp engine, a turbocharged 1.6 with 118hp and a 138hp 2.0 liters and 350Nm of torque.

The engine range of the Renegade can be combined with four different transmissions, depending on the engine choice. A manual four-speed gearbox and a five-speed manual, an automatic dual-clutch six-speed and a conventional nine-speed automatic are available.

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RenegadeRenegade
Renegade 2.0 MultiJet II TurbodieselRenegade 2.0 MultiJet II Turbodiesel
Engine
Straight 4
Displacement
119 cu in
Top Speed
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Transmission
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Maximum power
167 hp @ 3750 rpm
Type
Sport-utility vehicle
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel consumption (combined)
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price
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annual ownership cost
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