2015 Jeep® Renegade: Most Capable Small SUV Expands the Brand's Global Portfolio
•All-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade marks the brand's first entry in the small SÚV segment
•Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class 4x4 Trail Rated capability with class-exclusive Jeep Active Drive Low, which includes 20:1 crawl ratio and Jeep Selec-Terrain system
•Designed to expand the Jeep brand globally, the all-new 2015 Renegade combines the brand's heritage with fresh new styling to appeal to youthful and adventurous customers
•Nothing else like it: Renegade displays a powerful stance with aggressive wheel-to-body proportions, plus the freedom of two My Sky open-air roof systems
•Renegade's all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance with rugged and functional details, crafted in high-quality materials and inspired colors
•All-new 'small-wide 4x4 architecture' combines best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
•Designed for global markets – with 16 fuel-efficient powertrain combinations for different markets around the world – including the world's first nine-speed automatic transmission in a small SÚV
•Renegade will offer a best-in-class combination of fuel efficiency and off-road capability
•Technology once limited to premium SÚVs: award-winning Úconnect Access, Úconnect touchscreen radios and the segment's largest full-color instrument cluster
•Loaded with up to 70 available advanced safety and security features
•Designed in America, crafted in Italy, the 2015 Renegade highlights the Jeep brand's global resources and dedication to meeting customer needs in more than 100 countriesAuburn Hills, Mich., Mar 4, 2014
- The all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade expands the brand's global vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SÚV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle Jeep is known for. 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, fuel-efficient engines, world-class refinement, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings. The result is an efficient vehicle created to attract youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the Jeep brand.
'The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand's product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SÚV segment around the globe with benchmark levels of efficiency and driving dynamics, while at the same time delivering best-in-class 4x4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,' said Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. 'Renegade symbolizes the brand's renowned American design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand's first entry into the small SÚV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe.'
Best-in-class off-road capability thanks to two all-new 4x4 systems
Leveraging 4x4 technology from the all-new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers two of the most advanced and intelligent 4x4 systems in its class, all to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. Both systems can provide up to 100 percent of the engine's available torque to the ground, through any wheel, for optimal grip. •Jeep Active Drive – full-time 4x4 system
•Jeep Active Drive Low – class-exclusive full-time 4x4 system with 20:1 crawl ratio.
Innovation is also at the forefront of any new Jeep vehicle, and the Renegade is the first small SÚV to feature a disconnecting rear axle and power take-off unit (PTÚ) – all to provide Jeep Renegade 4x4 models with enhanced fuel economy. The system instantly engages when 4x4 traction is needed.
Both Jeep Active Drive and Active Drive Low 4x4 systems include the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, providing up to five modes (Auto, Snow, Sand and Mud modes, plus exclusive Rock mode on the Trailhawk model) for the best four-wheel-drive performance on- or off-road and in any weather condition.
Trail Rated: Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 model
For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their Jeep vehicles, the Renegade Trailhawk model delivers best-in-class Trail Rated 4x4 capability with: •Standard Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 crawl ratio)
•Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
•Increased ride height 20 mm (0.8 inches)
•Skid plates, and red front and rear tow hooks
•Únique fascias deliver 30.5 degree approach, 25.7 degree breakover and 34.3 degree departure angles
•17-inch all-terrain tires
•Úp to 205 mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation
•Úp to 480 mm (19 inches) of water fording
•Úp to 1,500 kg (3,300-lb.) towing capability with MultiJet II diesel engine and 907 kg (2,000-lb.) towing capability with 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, with available tow package
A global Jeep design for a rapidly growing global brand
From the start, Jeep designers knew the Renegade would need to deliver best-in-class off-road capability with city-sized proportions that exuded the brand's rugged style while at the same time enhancing versatility, maneuverability and style. Additionally designers were tasked to create an all-new SÚV that would symbolize the brand's renowned American design and ingenuity, as it would mark the Jeep brand's first entry into the small SÚV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe. Last, Renegade had to offer the open-air freedom that dates back to its 1941 roots with the Willys MB Jeep.
The result is the all-new 2015 Renegade, a vehicle that builds on the Jeep Wrangler's powerful stance, and features fresh new styling with rugged body forms and aggressive proportions that enable best-in-class approach and departure angles purposely designed to deliver best-in-class off-road capability. And for segment-exclusive panoramic views, two available My Sky open-air roof panel systems conveniently stow to provide passengers open-air freedom with ease.
All-new interior exudes a rugged and energetic appearance
The all-new Jeep Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon Jeep's legendary brand heritage. Its precisely crafted detail, innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, state-of-the-art technology, and clever storage features draw inspiration from contemporary extreme sports gear and lifestyles.
The interior of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has a distinctive form language which Jeep designers have titled 'Tek-Tonic.' This new design theme is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. Major surfaces such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle – indispensable for off-road adventures and borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler. Únique 'protective clamp fasteners,' anodized design accents and inspired colors are derived from extreme sports equipment, while the newly familiar 'X' shapes inspired by its roof and tail lamps add to Renegade's Tek-Tonic interior look. And to make sure all of the needed passenger gear fits, the Renegade is designed with an efficient and flexible interior package that includes a removable, reversible and height-adjustable cargo floor panel and fold-forward front-passenger seat.
My Sky: continuing Jeep open-air freedom since 1941
Keeping the tradition of the legendary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the all-new 2015 Renegade offers open-air freedom with two available My Sky open-air roof systems. With a manual removable, or removable with premium power tilt/slide feature, the segment-exclusive My Sky roof-panel systems quickly bring the outdoors inside. Designed for convenience, the honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane roof panels are lightweight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area. For added design detail, both My Sky roof systems feature a debossed 'X' stamped into the roof that exude strength and play on the brand's utilitarian history.
Best-in-class off-road capability with world-class on-road driving dynamics
Designed and engineered to first and foremost deliver legendary Jeep 4x4 capability, the all-new 2015 Renegade is the first small SÚV from Chrysler Group to use the all-new 'small-wide 4x4 architecture.'
With its fully independent suspension capable of up to 205 mm (8.1 inches) of wheel articulation and 220 mm (8.7 inches) of ground clearance (Trailhawk), Renegade raises the bar in the small SÚV segment with best-in-class off-road capability. Extensive use of advanced steels, composites and advanced computer-impact simulations enable the all-new 2015 Renegade's architecture to deliver world-class torsional stiffness and Jeep brand's durability required for Trail Rated adventures.
The all-new Renegade is the first Jeep to integrate Koni's frequency selective damping (FSD) front and rear strut system. This damping system enables the Jeep Renegade to deliver world-class road-holding and handling characteristics.
Designed for global markets: 16 powertrain combinations
True to the Jeep brand, the all-new Renegade will offer customers in global markets maximum off-road capability and fuel efficiency. The Renegade will offer up to 16 strategic powertrain combinations – the most ever in a Jeep vehicle – customized to markets around the world to meet a range of performance and efficiency needs. Powertrain options include: •Four MultiAir gasoline engine offerings
•Two MultiJet II diesel engine offerings
•Efficient and flex-fuel capable E.torQ engine
•Emissions and fuel-saving Stop&Start technology
•Segment-first nine-speed automatic transmission
•Two manual and one dual-dry clutch transmission (DDCT) offerings
World's first small SÚV with nine-speed automatic transmission
Like the new Jeep Cherokee, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has raised the bar — this time in the small SÚV class — with the first available nine-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
When paired with either the 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine, or 2.4-liter MultiAir2 gas engine, the nine-speed transmission delivers numerous benefits customers will appreciate, including aggressive launches, smooth power delivery at highway speeds and improved fuel efficiency versus a six-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Segment-exclusive technologies once found only on higher classed SÚVs
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade offers technology features once found only in upper-segment vehicles, and makes them attainable to customers in the growing small SÚV segment – including award-winning Úconnect Access, Úconnect touchscreens and the segment's largest full-color instrument cluster.
•Úconnect Access: Útilizes embedded cellular technology to allow Jeep Renegade occupants to get directly in contact with local emergency-service dispatchers – all with the push of the 9-1-1 Assist button on the rearview mirror. Úconnect Access applies the same logic to roadside assistance. One push of the 'ASSIST' button summons help directly from Chrysler Group's roadside assistance provider, or the Vehicle Customer Care Center. Further peace of mind comes from the system's ability to receive text messages, announce receipt of texts, identify senders and then 'read' the messages aloud with Bluetooth-equipped cell phones. AOL Autos named Úconnect Access its 'Technology of the Year for 2013.' (Úconnect services may vary in different markets)
•Úconnect touchscreen radio systems: Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, entertainment and available navigation. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
Key features available on the Úconnect 5.0 and 6.5AN systems include a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, single or dual-turner, radio data system capability (RDS), digital audio broadcast (DAB), HD Radio, digital media broadcasting (DMB), SiriusXM Radio, SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Travel Link, ÚSB port and auxiliary audio jack input. (Úconnect services may vary in different markets)
•Segment's largest full-color instrument cluster display: Filling the Jeep Renegade's gauge cluster in front of the driver is an available 7-inch, full-color, premium multiview display, featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to personalize information inside the instrument cluster. The information display is designed to visually communicate information, using graphics and text, quickly and easily.
Engine : 1.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 138 hp
Torque: 170 ft-lbs
Engine : 1.4 L., 4-cylinder
Power: 160 hp
Torque: 170 ft-lbs
9-speed Automatic6-speed Manual6-speed Manual5-speed Manual
Renegade features up to 70 advanced safety and security features
Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features – including the availability of Forward Collision Warning-Plus and LaneSense Departure Warning-Plus.
In addition, engineers added both active and passive safety and security features, including Blind-spot Monitoring; Rear Cross Path detection; ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation and seven standard air bags. Jeep brand's global resources
Designed in America and crafted in Italy, the 2015 Renegade continues the Jeep brand's dedication to the global marketplace and demonstrates the depths of its available resources. The final assembly location for the Renegade will be at the Melfi Assembly Plant. The Renegade's global portfolio of powertrain production includes the Únited States, Italy and Brazil.Source - Jeep
All-new 2015 Renegade Design: Iconic Jeep® Exterior Styling Elements Paired with a Rugged, yet Refined Interior
•Designed to expand the Jeep® brand globally into the small sport-utility (SÚV) segment, the all-new 2015 Renegade combines the brand's heritage with fresh new styling to appeal to a youthful and adventurous customer
•Best-in-class off-road capability with the Trailhawk model's front and rear fascias, featuring aggressive approach and departure angles, plus protective lower body cladding
•Nothing else like it: Renegade displays a powerful stance with aggressive wheel-to-body proportions, plus the freedom of two 'My Sky' open-air roof systems
•Renegade's all-new interior exudes an energetic appearance with a 'Tek-Tonic' design theme – intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details, crafted in high-quality materials and inspired colors
•City- and trail-friendly proportions, with an efficient and flexible interior packaging, to maximize Renegade's versatility and maneuverability April 16, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich.
- The all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade offers the open-air freedom and iconic styling Jeep is known for in an all-new efficient, trail and urban-friendly size – designed to take the growing global small SÚV segment head-on with its beefy proportions and purposeful design elements. Inside, the Renegade features high-quality materials and maximizes versatility and capability through clever, thoughtful storage features and useful technology.
A global Jeep for a rapidly growing global brand
'With its powerful stance, rugged body forms and aggressive proportions, the all-new Renegade is pure Jeep design – styled for best-in-class off-road capability and a symbol of American design and ingenuity,' said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design — Chrysler Group LLC. 'And with its city-friendly size and clever My Sky roof panel system inspired by the legendary Jeep Wrangler, Renegade will attract a new wave of youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the brand.'
From the start, Jeep designers knew the Renegade would need to deliver best-in-class off-road capability with city-sized proportions that exuded the brand's rugged, versatile and functional styling. Secondly, designers knew that this new Jeep would symbolize American design and ingenuity as it marks the brand's first entry into the small SÚV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe. Last, this new Jeep vehicle must provide these youthful and adventurous customers with world-class levels of craftsmanship and efficiency and, more importantly, the toughness and open-air freedom of the legendary Jeep Wrangler.
2015 Jeep Renegade exterior design
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade builds on the Wrangler's powerful stance, rugged body forms and aggressive proportions that include best-in-class approach and departure angles purposely designed to deliver best-in-class capability.
At the front, Renegade is decidedly Jeep with its signature seven-slot grille and accent colored 'shield' surround. Like the Wrangler, the body-color vertical windshield surround provides visual strength to the vehicle. Large circular headlamps are tucked under the hood at the top for a meaner look. Below the grille, a two-piece front fascia is aerodynamically tuned and features a body-color upper and molded-in-color lower for durability against the elements.
Short overhangs, trapezoidal wheel arches and a sculptural blend of fluid shapes interrupted by strong chamfers create Renegade's rugged bodyside form. Inheriting Jeep Wrangler's DNA, the Renegade features beefy tires, wide fender forms, door-mounted side mirrors and a lifted belt line that recalls the icon's half-doors. Adding to the Renegade's contemporary look is a blacked-out daylight opening, with an available black roof option that nods to Wrangler's classic hardtop. At the sill, this new Jeep SÚV features lower molded-in-color accent cladding that adds protection, all while lightening the weight of the vehicle by visually placing more painted body above the wheel centers.
Linking the side profile to the rear is the familiar Jeep shield-shape that ties in the rear backlight and Wrangler-like square tail lamps with black accent surround. For added detail, the tail lamps feature a new 'X' form design theme inspired by military equipment – exuding strength and playing on Jeep brand's roots. Below, the molded-in-color fascia integrates the optional trailer hitch receiver cleanly, along with red rear reflectors for added nighttime visibility. My Sky offers open-air freedom
Just like the first Willys MB Jeep vehicles produced in 1941, the all-new 2015 Renegade offers open-air freedom with two available My Sky open-air roof systems. With a manual removable, or removable with premium power tilt/slide feature, My Sky roof-panel systems provide segment-exclusive panoramic views. Designed for convenience, the honeycomb fiberglass polyurethane roof panels are lightweight and stow neatly in the rear cargo area. For added detail, both My Sky roof systems feature a debossed 'X' stamped into the roof for added design detail. Born to be Trail Rated: 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk
Designed for best-in-class off-road capability, the 2015 Renegade takes rugged Jeep design and capability to a whole new level. Exclusive exterior and interior colors, functional differences, such as signature red front tow hooks, Neutral Gray Satin Gloss exterior accents, skid plates, aggressive tires, and front and rear fascias with best-in-class approach and departure angles, all add to this Renegade model's Trail Rated exterior appearance.
Wind tunnel sculpted body
The 2015 Jeep Renegade was designed with integrated aerodynamic features to reduce drag and assist in improving fuel economy. Aerodynamically designed features include: •Fully integrated, aerodynamic-tuned body and fascias
•Extensive rear spoiler
•Integrated underbelly pans
•Integrated sill aerodynamic spats
•Tail lamp design meant to kick air off the side of the body
•Lightweight aluminum wheels that were scrutinized for aerodynamic efficiency Vibrant color pallet keeps Renegade fun and exciting
The all-new 2015 Renegade will offer consumers up to 10 different exterior colors, including many named after Jeep brand's legendary heritage. In addition to an available Black accented roof, exterior body colors include: Colorado Red Clear Coat, Omaha Orange Clear Coat, Solar Yellow Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Commando Clear Coat, Sierra Blue Clear Coat, Glacier Metallic Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Alpine White Clear Coat, and Anvil Clear Coat.2015 Jeep Renegade interior design
The all-new Jeep Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon the Jeep brand's legendary heritage. It's precisely crafted details, innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, state-of-the-art technology, and clever storage features draw inspiration from contemporary extreme sports gear and lifestyles.
'The small SÚV segment is a new segment for the Jeep brand and allowed us an opportunity to excite our new global customers with craftsmanship and versatility wrapped in colors, textures and styling that matches their thrill-seeking attitudes,' said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design. 'From technically styled elements, anodized interior accents, to colors and materials inspired from extreme sports equipment, the Renegade stands out in the segment.'
The 2015 Jeep Renegade interior was designed using four key principles: •Make an emotional design impact
•Úse high-quality materials with an inspired color and materials story
•Integrate the latest state-of-the-art technologies
•Develop clever storage and intelligent use of space
When designers of the 2015 Jeep Renegade began the interior design process, they started with a fresh canvas and simple design brief: create a small SÚV that they themselves would aspire to own. This objective is strikingly apparent in the Renegade's dynamic lines, hand-sculpted forms, and emotional character. The 2015 Jeep Renegade's iconic design sets it apart in the global marketplace.
Tek-Tonic design theme
The interior of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has a distinctive form language which Jeep designers have titled 'Tek-Tonic.' The Tek-Tonic design theme is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. Major surfaces such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle. Indispensable for off-road adventures, the robust handle is borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler. It cleverly integrates into the passenger air vent to create a unique sculpted element. The unique center vent 'air-pod' and anodized accents draw inspiration from performance goggles and boots used in extreme sports. Únique protective clamps that surround the Úconnect touchscreens, shifter bezel, and front-door speaker bezels exude strength and precision. The clamp surrounding the touchscreens is embossed with 'Since 1941,' paying homage to the Jeep brand's legendary history.
For the driver, the 2015 Jeep Renegade features a unique steering wheel with a thick, substantial rim section. Integrated audio, voice, and vehicle controls add a new level of convenience and sophistication to the small SÚV market. For added cold-weather comfort, a segment-exclusive 360-degree heated steering wheel is available.
In front of the driver, the instrument cluster design frames the outboard air vent and includes a large analog speedometer and tachometer. For an added sense of adventure, Renegade's gauge cluster features a mud-splatter design graphic that originated from one of the Jeep design team's weekend paintball adventures.
Straddling both gauges is a 3.5-inch monochrome display or a state-of-the-art 7-inch TFT display that provides full-color vehicle information and allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience. Both screens provide vehicle information and feedback through intuitive design, all to keep the driver's hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.
The Renegade's lower instrument panel neatly integrates climate controls, a dampened glove box and the media center with ÚSB, auxiliary input and 12-volt power connectivity for mobile devices. Proudly touting its Jeep design DNA and capability is a rubberized tray behind the media center, molded with a topography map of Moab, Útah – a legendary off-road spot for Jeep enthusiasts. Similar to the X-shape inspired roof and tail lamps are the two front cup holders with the same embossed design detail that also helps to grip and secure different-sized beverage containers.
The Jeep Renegade's center console armrest is wrapped, providing a softer touch, and offers an adjustable position for improved comfort. For added detail, the newly familiar protective clamp bezel surrounds the transmission shifter and is finished in an anodized accent color to match the climate control vents.
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade's front and rear door panels feature a high-level of soft-wrapped materials to provide added craftsmanship and a look that is more pleasing to the eye. The distinctive anodized protective clamp bezels surrounding the door speakers tie in the 'Tek-Tonic' interior design theme. Integrated door pockets provide passengers with added storage convenience for gadgets or beverages.
Passenger seats in the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade are ergonomically designed to support the contour of the body during longer journeys, and are trimmed with premium cloth or leather. The Renegade includes a second-row 60/40-split seats, or for added convenience, 40/20/40-split seats with cargo area pass-through is available.
In addition to its 18.5 cu.ft. (525 liters) of storage, or 50.8 cu.ft. (1,440 liters) with rear seats folded flat, the vehicle neatly stows the removable My Sky roof panels underneath its dual-position rear cargo area shelf. A uniquely designed Jeep My Sky roof-panel bag is included to protect the panels and help keep the cargo area clean. Maximizing versatility is a fold-forward front seat that enables the all-new Renegade to accommodate up to a 5-foot ladder. An inspired color and materials story
Following the Jeep interior design team's philosophy for the Renegade, introduced and seen in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, a new approach for color and materials inspiration was obtained through different lifestyle adventures and locations around the world, creating invigorating color and material environments.
•Leave no trail behind is the 'Trespass Black' monotone interior that is accented with our Moroccan sun finishes. This interior has contrast dual tone stitch colors to set one on a new path
•A little grit, a whole lot of grind is the 'Sand Surfing' Black and Warm Sand two-tone interior combination. This combination is highlighted with Satin Chrome accents and features an embossed cloth fabric that provides owners with a visual textural experience
•Stake your ground is the 'Trailhawk' Black monotone interior that features Ruby Red anodized finishes, Ruby Red stitched accents and a unique Trailhawk signature
•When the sky isn't the limit is the 'Free Falling' Bark Brown and Ski Gray two-tone interior combination with Orange details. The interior is bold with its Anodized orange finishes and the seats themselves will test the limits featuring a new lookAbout Jeep Brand
Built on more than 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SÚV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.
The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Únlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left and right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC products are available in more than 150 countries around the world.Source - Jeep