Jeep has introduced a new limited edition of its Renegade model. Being christened as Jeep Renegade Night Eagle Edition, it is based on the Longitude mid-range level. The Night Eagle edition is limited to 350 units, while it goes on sale from February 1, 2016 in the United Kingdom. The limited edition Jeep Renegade comes with several added features, while mechanically it comes with the 1.6L MultiJet II engine and 2.0L MultiJet II mill.
Talking about the Jeep Renegade Night Eagle edition, it features 17-inch black alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, satin grey Jeep badges and unique Night Eagle badge, coloured roof bars and side mirrors, and satin grey grille rings on a black front grille. Out of the 350 units, 160 would be offered in the unique Volcano Sand matt paint finish while the rest will be available in two other colours: Carbon Black and Alpine White. Just so you know, Jeep had launched a similar Night Eagle limited edition of the Cherokee in November last year. The limited edition Jeep Renegade could further be equipped with impeccable features such as electric panoramic sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, and regular size spare tyre.
The interior cabin boasts of exclusive seats in bark brown fabric with electric lumbar support for the driver, leather wrapped steering wheel, dual zone climate control, DAB UConnect radio with 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth and satnav, and cruise control. Jeep Renegade Night Eagle edition gets two engines: a 1.6L MultiJet II motor and a 2.0L MultiJet II mill. The former has a power output of 120 hp, while the latter develops a top power of 140 hp. Both the engines are linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.6L engine gets a 2WD, while the 2.0L has a 4X4 drive system. The new Jeep Renegade Night Eagle costs £21,595 OTR for the 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 2WD, and £24,095 OTR for the 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4WD.
When the 2015 Jeep Renegade is released in the fourth quarter of this year, it will be the smallest vehicle in Jeep’s lineup.
Don’t let that fool you, though – it still has all the style and performance you’d expect from a Jeep.
Much like we have all grown to expect from their other Jeep models as seen at Akins of Winder.
The base model for the 2015 Renegade is the Latitude.
While not “Trail Rated,” the Renegade Latitude is equally at home in the city or on dirt roads. In addition to Jeep’s Uconnect system and a ParkView back-up camera, the Latitude offers two notable features. First is the Jeep Active Drive 4×4 system, which automatically distributes torque to the Renegade’s rear wheels for optimal grip, and has four Selec-Terrain modes – Auto, Snow, Sand, and Mud. The second major option on the Renegade Latitude is the two-panel My Sky open-air roof. The front panel of the My Sky roof can be opened like a sunroof, or one or both panels can be removed and stowed in the rear cargo area in order to provide the driver and passengers with a panoramic view of the sky.
For drivers who demand more off-road performance, Jeep will also offer the 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Jeep considers this vehicle Trail Rated, and has given it a number of tweaks to enhance its off-road performance. The Renegade Trailhawk comes standard with Jeep Active Drive Low – this system provides the performance of Jeep Active Drive, but also has a 20:1 crawl ratio and an additional Rock mode for Selec-Terrain. The Renegade Trailhawk also boasts altered front and rear fascia for better approach and departure angles, an offroad suspension for increased ground clearance, and standard skid plates and tow hooks.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade was introduced last week at the Geneva Motor Show and X-Tomi Design from Hungary decided to envision the model in the hotter SRT specification. The vehicle draws its styling inspiration from the much larger Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and as a consequence it has been equipped with a slightly more aggressive front bumper that has metallic air intake surrounds and several black accents. We also notice the massive sporty alloy wheels, side skirts painted in the same color as the body, together with a blackened grille.
Chances of seeing a Renegade SRT production model are quite slim at this moment but if it will eventually happen, expect the model to receive a 4-cylinder, 2.4-liter Tigershark delivering 184 bhp and a peak torque of 236 Nm.