Sometimes we might think the Jeep Renegade
is the black sheep of the family. When we think Jeep, it is the Wrangler that gets all the press and the admiration. The shape is iconic, and not much different from the very first Jeep from 75 years ago. However, the Renegade is a pretty good seller for Jeep. Not just locally here in America, but worldwide. They have cornered just about every market. It is a compact size, and its 4WD abilities make it a good choice, no matter if the roads are good, bad, or a combination of both. To keep the sales brisk, and bring Jeep fans even more of the Renegade goodness, the FCA, Jeep, has decided to offer two new models of the Renegade for Customers in 2017 (which of course, is just around the corner).
Two New Renegade Models debut at the LA Auto Show
The two new renegade models will make their debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show
. The LA show is open to the public. So you can get close and personal with dozens of new cars, old cars, and prototypes and concept vehicles. The Auto Show runs from November 18 to the 27th. The two new kids on the block are the Renegade Altitude and the Renegade Deserthawk. They are well worth wondering over to the Jeep booth and checking out.
New Jeep Renegade Altitude for 2017
The Renegade Altitude gets an aggressive blacked-out look. You can still order it in the available Jeep colors, but the 18-inch wheels have a gloss black finish, and the badges, grille rings, and taillights rings will be blacked out. (We think bright colors might look best) Jeep pushed the dark theme even further; they designed the interior with black premium cloth seats and high gloss black finishes. There are metal diamond accents found elsewhere on the interior to tie in the whole design together. From a mechanical standpoint, like many other Renegades, it is available with the 2.4L Tigershark engine, and a 9-speed transmission as well. However, a 1.4L MultiAir Turbo version will be offered with a six-speed transmission.
New Jeep Renegade Deserthawk for 2017
The Deserthawk Renegade is only available in specific colors, such as Alpine White, Anvil, Black or “Mojave Sand”, a color you can only get with the Deserthawk model. Similar to the Altitude, you get 17-inch black painted wheels and a black interior, with leather seats (there are Light Frost accents to break up the black look and stitching). However, you also get special decals for the hood and rear body panels, some rock rails for off-roading, and the Trailer Tow Group. Standard on the Deserthawk is the 2.4L Tigershark engine and nine speed. To put this rock rail to good use, it includes 20:1 crawl ratio, Selec-Terrain system, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Jeep is always improving their products, and different versions give them a chance, and consumers, to put the vehicles to the test, on the road and off. However, who says you cannot look good while driving? Clearly, these two versions should sell well and offer even more to fans of the Renegades. So what's you pick?