Jeep Rene­gade set to launch in In­dia in 2018


J eep is all set to ex­pand its In­dia lineup to five SUVS by 2020. Join­ing the ex­ist­ing range next will be the Rene­gade, cur­rently the small­est SUV on Jeep’s global line-up. Neo-retro in terms of styling, the Rene­gade will slot in be­low the Com­pass. The Rene­gade avail­able glob­ally is 4.2m in length, 1.7m in height and 1.9m in width. In com­par­i­son, the Hyundai Creta is 4.2m in length, 1.6m in height and 1.8m in width, whereas the Re­nault Duster is 4.3m in length, 1.69m in height and 1.8m in width. This makes the Rene­gade the tallest and widest car in this seg­ment. For the In­dian mar­ket, Jeep could of­fer the Rene­gade with the same engines as on the Com­pass, though with lower power out­puts. This means that the Rene­gade could be of­fered with the now lo­cally as­sem­bled 2.0-litre Mul­ti­jet diesel en­gine de­vel­op­ing in the re­gion of 140hp, along with a 1.4-litre Mul­ti­air petrol mo­tor also de­vel­op­ing around the same amount of power. The Rene­gade is ex­pected to launch to­wards the end of 2018, or some­time early in 2019. As with the Com­pass, the Rene­gade will be as­sem­bled at the Ran­jan­gaon plant. The Rene­gade will slot in be­low the Com­pass, priced to ri­val the Creta and the Duster.

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