2015 Jeep Renegade: 9-Speeds And A Manual-Only Powertrain

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

Our friends at Jalopnik published the first decent photo of the new Jeep Renegade – which shares a platform with the Fiat 500X and replaces the Jeep Patroit/Compass – but kudos to Autoblog for publishing tiny thumbnails of the Trailhawk’s rear end (above is the Trailhawk) and the standard model’s front end. Both are in the gallery below. UPDATE: Two more photos added.

Our sources tell us that North America will get a 1.4T powered version with a 6-speed manual as the sole transmission option. The other engine will be the familiar 2.4L 4-cylinder with a 9-speed automatic. Reports claim that some kind of removable roof will be an option as well.



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  • Lorenzo Lorenzo on Mar 03, 2014

    Here's the beginning of the "world model" Jeeps. I wonder if they'll keep digging out old Jeep nameplates for the models, or try something that works in multiple countries? I have to believe 'Renegade' is going to be a problem somewhere or other.

  • Lucca Lucca on Mar 03, 2014

    This car will not replace the Patriot or the Compass. They will soon produce this car in Brazil and China and export to pretty much everybody. FIAT must regain part of the international markets and also open some new doors. There are no reliable news until this moment about any real 4x4 or AWD options. I have experience with old Jeeps (1954 and 1977) and today I have a Wrangler JK. I had the opportunity to drive for months a Russian Lada Niva (FIAT engine) in the early 90's and I must say that I don't think that this new Jeep will be better for off-road than the Niva. The Niva was a reliable and efficient 4x4 vehicle and I crossed the rain forest in Brazil several times driving one. This new Jeep is just another mall crawler designed for posers.

    • Vulpine Vulpine on Mar 03, 2014

      Keep wishing, Lucca. But I'd suggest learning how to bake Blackbird Pie, 'cause I expect you'll be eating a lot of crow.

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  • Eric No, I just share my opinions. I have no use nor time for rhetoric from any side.
  • Redapple2 Jeez. This is simple. I 75 and 696 area. 1 nobody -NOBODY wants to work in downtown Detritus. 2 close to the tech ctr. Design and Engineering HQ. 20 miles closer to Milford.3 lower taxes for the employees. Lower taxes for Evil GM Vampire.4 2 major expressways give users more options to suburbs. Faster transport.Jeez.
  • Clark The Ring (Nürburgring) is the only race track I've driven on. That was 1985 or 1986 with my '73 Fiat Spider (and my not-so-happy girlfriend). So I made the Karussell (today: Caracciola Karussell, which I believe the author meant; there is another one: Kleines Karussell).
  • AZFelix This article takes me back to racing electric slot cars with friends on tracks laid out in the basement. Periodically your car would stop due to lost connections or from flying off the track and you would have to dash over to it and set it right. In the mean time your competitor would race ahead until faced with a similar problem. It seemed like you were struggling harder to keep from losing than trying to win. Fun times.“History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme.” Mark Twain
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