New compact crossover Jeep Renegade 2014-2015 was officially presented in early March at the Geneva Motor Show. Visitors to the exhibition with interest and surprise is not considered typical for the US manufacturer of compact crossover segment B-plus, with such a strange name Renegade. That’s how the name for the new items! Apparently, US marketers are not thrilled with the fact that the Jeep Renegade is a joint project with the Italian Fiat (Fiat 500X brother debuts later) or the fact that the production will Fiat factory in Melfi Italy.
Photo and video materials allow saying with confidence that the new, albeit compact, Jeep Renegade 2014-2015 year looks like a real Jeep. Designers have tried to create a crossover appearance maximum corresponds to the image of American SUVs, whose history goes back to the legendary Jeep Willys.
Built on a platform SCCS implying transverse engine and front-wheel drive (all wheel option) Jeep Renegade 2014-2015 shows the following external dimensions of the body: 4232 mm long, 1803 mm wide, 1689 mm in height, with 2570 mm wheelbase and 200 mm of ground clearance.
If you wish, you can order off-road performance of crossover Jeep Renegade Trailhawk with increased up to 220 mm ground clearance, tires 215/65 R17 on the original alloy wheels 17 radiuses, external tow hook, clipped front and rear bumpers, providing the best features geometric cross body: the approach angle – 30 5 degrees, the angle of the ramp – 25.7 degrees, departure angle – 34.3 degrees, the depth of water obstacles – 480 mm.
Despite its compact body dimensions and friendly appearance new crossover Jeep Renegade and wants to be called a brutal and severe car. The front end with the classic round headlamps, grille with seven vertical slits, edged chrome frame, bumper from unpainted plastic supplemented fog lights.
Solidity of the youngest representative Jeep adds powerful swollen wheel arches bulge on the hood, clean lines of the body and chopped form, perfectly flat roof, compact and at the same time solid food, a powerful plastic kit that protects the lower body parts from damage.
Rear Jeep Renegade continues to show solid and adult image of a compact crossover. The very same door the correct form, giving easy access to the trunk. Stylish and original ceiling marker lamps (fantastically beautiful red squares with white X-shaped inserts), perfectly fits into the overall concept of the powerful bumper black plastic not afraid to scratch finishes good image.
For a stylish, original and bold exterior design of the new crossover, there is perhaps an SUV, – Jeep Renegade can and should say thanks to the creators of the car. All kind novelty says that is designed and is able to move outside of paved roads, even with front-wheel drive. Fair appearance of this crossover SUV, not sugary kind SUV, which becomes every day more and more.
Salon compact Jeep Renegade despite the length of the body just 4232 mm pleases enviable reserve space. The competition in the face of Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, Renault Captur or Peugeot 2008 in the cabin of the Italian-American model, a lot of air, the total net volume saloon 3356 liters.
The straightness of the outer panels, flat roof and rectangular shape of the stern allowed designers to create a large and comfortable lounge. In this case, the luggage compartment can accommodate from 350 liters behind the back of the second row of seats to 870 liters with the rear seats folded. For transportation of objects longer than 1.5 meters is possible to lower the front passenger backrest.
Driver and front passenger seats are comfortable with moderate lateral support and heated (optional). Original front cover and a stylish center console, multifunction steering wheel compact size with a puffy rim is equipped with heating. Interior Jeep Renegad pleases not only high quality materials with contemporary accents to match the main color of the body, ergonomics, comfort for five people, but also rich with modern equipment.
In the presence of a large instrument panel with two classical radiuses of the speedometer and tachometer, and between them color multifunction color screen with a diagonal 7-NIL inches. The center console modern multimedia complex Uconnect to choose from 5 or 6.5-inch touch screen (audio, telephone, navigation, rear view camera), seven airbags, climate control, roof My Sky with two panels, which can be dismantle provide a flow and a long list of safety systems, starting with ordinary ABS EBD and ending with advanced system monitoring blind spots and warnings about the threat of a collision.
Specifications of the new crossover SUV Jeep Renegade 2014-2015 year, as we said above, involves the use of SCCS platform from Fiat, but … the original scheme independent suspension. Front strut McPherson, and the rear rack Chapman. Vertical suspension moves in front – 170 mm, and the rear – 205 mm. Standard front-wheel drive, an optional all wheel drive Jeep Active Drive system with Selec-Terrain (four modes auto, snow, sport, dirt or sand). For the most advanced off-road version of Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Selec-Terrain system in addition to the four modes supplemented fifth “rock-stones” in the presence of locking center differential and reduction gear system helps when descending the hill.