Jeep Renegade spied again but the company has no plan to launch the model despite spotted numerous times in the last few months
Jeep Renegade might not be coming to India anytime soon, but the American SUV maker has been testing the small SUV ion the Indian roads for quite some time. Recently, the Renegade has been spied testing again in Bangalore, right after the brand officially entered the Indian market. The company has launched the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and SRT, but the Renegade is considered to be too small for the country and too expensive as well.
Despite the launch of the Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and SRT, the FCA also plans to manufacture some other Jeep models in the country. These cars will be based on the Small Wide platform of the company, which is shared by the Renegade. Therefore testing the renegade gives the American SUV maker a chance to test the platform in Indian conditions. The other models which will use the same platform include Jeep B and C SUVs.
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The jeep B and C SUVs are under development with the name of project 551 and 556 in Brazil and US. Jeep B SUV will be launched in India sometime later, and it will be taking on the much affordable and popular compact SUVs like Ford EcoSport and Hyundai Creta, while the C SUV will be positioned a bit higher and will lock horn against rival like Honda CR-V.
Jeep renegade comes bearing the typical Jeep design with the vertically positioned slated radiator grille, large air dams, and aggressive front bumper with fog lamps. The wheel arches come squarish, while the side profile also sports roof rails. The rear fascia of the car sports square shaped taillights, roof spoiler, and bold bumper. So far, the entire car looks boxy and sporty in its compact shell.
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The Jeep Renegade test mule spied testing in Bangalore, takes power from a Fiat sourced 2.0 litre four cylinder Multijet diesel engine which kicks out power in two different tunes – 138 bhp and 168 bhp of peak power. A six speed manual gearbox does the transmission duty in the car.