Jeep Renegade Willys is based on Longitude Version 2.0 4×4 diesel with cosmetic enhancements and a range of goodies celebrating the classic Willys
Paying tribute to the legendary Willys, Jeep revealed a limited edition Renegade Willys at the 2018 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil last November and it could now be pre-ordered in the South American country. Early goers can choose the size of the jacket and the number they prefer between 1 and 250.
The American manufacturer has wanted to maintain the exclusivity of the special edition and thus limited it to a total of 250 examples. The Jeep Renegade Willys is based on the latest generation Renegade that is due a big upgrade sometime in 2022.
Depending on the Longitude V2.0 four-wheel-drive diesel variant, the Renegade Willys is available in an exclusive green colour scheme with unique graphics and detailing. Priced at R $ 146,990 each, the special edition model adorns a jet fuel gauge resembling kit with Stanley thermos, dog tag, suitcase and jacket.
It comes equipped with a number of features from the Longitude V2.0 such as 8.4-inch multimedia infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control system, seven airbags, etc. Powering the Jeep Renegade Willys is the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 170 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,750 rpm.
It is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Just above the front fenders, the classic Willys name has been printed with stars on each side while the bonnet and the C-pillars have prominent star logo present inside a circle and the rear end is stickered 4 Wheel Drive.
The seats get star logo grafted on to them and right portion of the dashboard gets a license plate with numbers perhaps designating the limited edition. The standard Renegade is expected to be launched next year in India and will be positioned below the Compass with a possible debut at 2020 Auto Expo.
Otherwise, Jeep could wait until the next generation’s arrival by 2022 but provided it definitely has to speed up the sub-four-metre SUV and three-row UV as the Compass’ popularity is on a downslide in recent months.