2015 Jeep Renegade: Most Capable Small SUV Expands the Brand’s Lineup

The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand’s vehicle lineup, entering the growing small SUV segment, while staying true to the adventurous lifestyle and 4×4 capabilities, Jeep is known for. It offers a distinctive combination of open-air freedom and convenience, best-in-class off-road capability, two fuel-efficient engines, segment-first 9-speed automatic transmission, which contributes to exceptional off-road and on-road driving dynamics, a host of innovative safety and advanced technology offerings and world-class refinement. The result is an efficient vehicle created to attract adventurous and youthful customers around the world to the Jeep brand.

Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer and President — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC said “The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade represents the brand’s ingenuity, innovation and renowned American design, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment.” “Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment with a best-in-class combination of off-road capability and fuel efficiency, while at the same time providing the open-air freedom and exceptional driving dynamics customers expect from Jeep.”

2015 Jeep Renegade

Trail Rated: Renegade Trailhawk 4×4 model

For customers who demand the most off-road capability from their vehicles, the 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk model offers class-leading Trail Rated 4×4 capability with:

  • Selec-Terrain system with exclusive Rock mode
  • Standard Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio
  • Skid plates and signature red rear and front tow hooks
  • Increased ride height 0.8 inches to 8.7 inches
  • Unique 17-inch wheels with aggressive on- and off-road tires
  • Unique fascias deliver 30.5 degree approach, 34.3 degree departure angles and 25.7 degree breakover
  • Hill-descent Control
  • Up to 8.1 inches of wheel articulation
  • Up to 2000-pound towing capability with 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and available tow package
  • Up to 19 inches of water fording

All-new interior exudes a rugged and energetic appearance

The interior of Jeep Renegade features an energetic and rugged appearance, which builds upon Jeep’s revolutionary brand heritage. This small SUV’s innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, precisely crafted detail, clever storage draw inspiration from modern extreme sports gear and lifestyles and state-of-the-art technology.

2015 Jeep Renegade Interior

The interior has a unique form language, which Jeep designers have titled “Tek-Tonic.” This new design theme is defined by the intersections of tactile and soft forms with functional and rugged details. Major surfaces, such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel, are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle – indispensable for off-road adventures and borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler.

Class-exclusive “My Sky” roof systems: continuing Jeep brand’s open-air freedom since 1941

New Jeep Renegade Sky Roof

Expanding the brand’s open-air freedom, which originated with the legendary 1941 Willys MB Jeep, the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade provides two class-exclusive “My Sky” open-air roof systems. With a manual removable, or premium power tilt/slide with removable feature, the innovative “My Sky” roof-panel systems quickly bring the outdoors inside.

World’s first small SUV with nine-speed automatic transmission

Like the new Jeep Cherokee, the 2015 Renegade has raised the bar — this time in the small SUV segment — with the first available 9-speed automatic. When paired with 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 (4×4 or 4×2), this transmission delivers a number of benefits customers will appreciate, including smooth power delivery at highway speeds, enhanced fuel efficiency and aggressive launches versus competitive 6-speed automatics.

More than 30 mpg highway

True to the Jeep brand, the Renegade will offer customers a class leading combination of off-road capability and fuel efficiency, including two MultiAir four-cylinder powerplants, which offer more than 30 mpg on the highway:

2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2

Refinement and efficiency also are hallmarks of Chrysler Group’s 2.4-liter Tigershark 16-valve, inline four-cylinder engine with MultiAir2 electro-hydraulic fully variable valve-lift system. The high-tech engine is good for producing 184 horsepower with 177 pound feet of torque and is paired exclusively to the segment’s first 9-speed automatic transmission on 4×2 and 4×4 models. The 2.4-liter engine’s MultiAir technology uses a column of oil in place of the conventional mechanical link between the intake valves and camshaft for maximizing intake manifold pressure and significantly reducing pumping losses. MultiAir2 takes the innovation further by simultaneously controlling both valve closing and opening events to more effectively manage compression ratio and combustion quality, all to enhance performance and fuel economy.

1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine

The 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo 4-cylinder engine is rated at 160 horsepower with 184 pound feet of torque to offer a spirited driving experience on Jeep Renegade Sport and Latitude 4×4 and 4×2 models. Combined with a 6-speed manual transmission, the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine transmits its power through high-strength components throughout the drivetrain, including equal-length half shafts and a 4.438 final-drive ratio. Boost pressure is dynamically managed for providing a broad torque curve over a wide variety of ambient conditions, with a peak pressure of 22 psi at 4,000 rpm. Innovative MultiAir valve-actuation technology controls intake air stroke-by-stroke and cylinder-by-cylinder, boosting fuel-economy up to 7.5 percent and reducing carbon dioxide emissions, compared with engine with traditional valvetrain.

An Eco Mode is also offered on the all-new Jeep Renegade, for fuel-efficient drivers.

Segment-exclusive technologies once found only on premium SUVs

The 2015 Jeep Renegade provides technology features once found only in upper-class vehicles, and makes them attainable to customers in the growing small SUV segment – including Uconnect touchscreens, the segment’s largest full-color instrument cluster and award-winning Uconnect Access.

Uconnect Access: Uses embedded cellular technology to allow Jeep Renegade passengers to get directly in contact with local emergency-service dispatchers – all with the push of the 9-1-1 ASSIST button on the rearview mirror. It applies the same logic to roadside assistance. One push of the “ASSIST” button summons help directly from Chrysler Group’s roadside assistance provider, or the Vehicle Customer Care Center.

Uconnect touchscreen radio systems: Award-winning in-vehicle handsfree communication, available navigation and entertainment. Key features available on Uconnect 5.0 and 6.5AN systems include Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.0-inch or 6.5-inch touchscreen display, radio data system capability (RDS), single or dual-turner, HD Radio, digital audio broadcast (DAB), SiriusXM Radio, digital media broadcasting (DMB), SiriusXM Travel Link, SiriusXM Traffic, auxiliary audio jack input and USB port.

Segment’s largest full-color instrument cluster display: Filling the Jeep Renegade’s gauge cluster in front of the driver is an available seven-inch, full-color, premium multiview display, featuring a reconfigurable function that enables drivers to customize information inside the instrument cluster. The information display is designed to visually communicate information, using text and graphics, quickly and easily.

Renegade features up to 70 advanced safety and security features

Safety and security were at the forefront in the development of the 2015 Jeep Renegade, setting the stage for up to 70 available safety and security features, including the segment’s first availability of Lane Sense Departure Warning-Plus and Forward Collision Warning-Plus.

Additionally, engineers added both active and passive safety and security features, including Rear Cross Path detection; Blind-spot Monitoring; electronic stability control (ESC) with electronic roll mitigation; seven standard airbags and ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines.

2015 Jeep Renegade back view

Jeep brand’s global resources

Crafted in Italy and designed and engineered in America, the 2015 Jeep Renegade continues the brand’s dedication to the international marketplace and demonstrates the depths of its available resources. The final assembly location for the Renegade will be at the Melfi Assembly Plant.


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