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

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2015 jeep renegade 9 speeds and a manual only powertrain

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.

  • Varezhka They cheapened out on the hardware side too, so we'll see how much they can improve with the software updates. I know they're using faster processors with some of their newer vehicles, but not sure how much faster.
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  • Kcflyer I'm curious if the elections in Venezuela take as long to call as the one's in the U.S. ? Too bad we don't have hundreds of years supply of petro right here in U.S. sigh.