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.