December 2016 News

The Renegade range has had a new model explosion with the addition of twin-clutch automatic derivatives of the 1.6-litre MultiJet II engine, as well as a limited edition Deserthawk version. The new two-pedal additions to the line-up are offered in a choice of Sport, Longitude and Limited trim, each costing an extra £1,400 compared to the manual derivatives. The six-speed dual dry-clutch automatic transmission is paired to the 1.6- litre MultiJet II engine and features stop-start technology. The CO2 emissions of 118g/km are marginally higher than the manual gearbox cars, with 62.8mpg claimed for the combined fuel economy figure. The cost when paired to Sport trim is £20,595, rising to £25,395 in Limited specification. The Renegade Deserthawk is based on the flagship Trailhawk trim and comes finished in a colour called Mojave Sand, which pays homage to the colour of the desert, as well as the option of white, grey and black colours, too. There’s also a unique bonnet decal that features an outline of a map of the USA, together with the US Army Star on the rear pillar, close to the tailgate. Completing the exterior enhancements are 17-inch black alloy wheels, a matte black front grille, off-road skid plates and a Deserthawk logo on the driver’s door. Inside there’s part leather upholstery with white stitching, and the Deserthawk logo emboidered on the back rests. There’s also a 6.5-inch navigation system and touchscreen, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, tyre pressure monitors and cruise control. Paired exclusively to the 168bhp 2.0-litre MultiJet II engine and nine-speed automatic transmission, the Renegade Deserthawk costs £28,500, which is actually £500 less than the Trailhawk model it is based upon. All of the new additions are available to order now from Jeep dealerships.

July 2017 News

As predicted in last month’s issue, Jeep has announced a limited-edition version of the Jeep Renegade called Tough Mudder. Created out of a partnership with the two-firms, Jeep will sponsor the UK Tough Mudder season for a fourth year. To celebrate, the limited-edition Renegade is limited to just 100 examples, all individually numbered thanks to an exterior decal. Available to buy in either orange or black, the Renegade Tough Mudder comes fitted with a 138bhp 2.0-litre MultiJet engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive. The newcomer is priced at £27,795 and is fitted with the front bumper from the Trailhawk to give a more rugged appearance, together with 17-inch black alloy wheels with mud and snow tyres. In addition, Tough Mudder branding can be found on the bonnet, boot and rear three quarter panels, while on the inside there’s anodised orange interior bezels. A navigation system is standard, as is DAB radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated front seats, all-weather floor mats and a Tough Mudder merchandise pack consisting of a water bottle, cap, hand towel, lanyard and wrist band in a drawstring bag.