Two New Jeep Renegade Models – Deserthawk and Altitude

November 29th, 2016 by

Aventura 2017 New Jeep Renegade Models

Throughout 75 years of manufacturing tough vehicles, Jeep keeps bringing new designs to capture the attention of all kinds of customers. Whether an off-road enthusiast, a businessman, or heck, even a family vehicle, Jeep has something for everyone. When it comes to the Jeep Renegade, drivers find a perfect balance between off-road capability, open-air freedom, and a certain ruggedness that is only met with class, technology, and safety. To up the ante, Jeep is introducing two new models to the already amazing Jeep Renegade lineup.

Jeep Renegade Deserthawk

Likening to the Renegade’s popular Trailhawk trim, the limited-edition Renegade Deserthawk is a similar clone for off-roading adventure. It borrows many traits from the Renegade Trailhawk, such as best-in-class Trail Rated 4×4 capability with the Jeep Active Drive Low 4×4 system. It also comes with a 20:1 crawl ratio, the Selec-Terrain system, and 8.7 inches of ground clearance for rock crawling. There are skid plates to keep the undercarriage protected, and it has the Renegade Trailhawk’s signature red front and rear tow hooks to get out of a jam. Built for more than off-roading, the Jeep Deserthawk can withstand up to 19 inches of water fording if crossing wetlands and it can tow up to 2,000 pounds.

Such aggressive features are not without their power and class. Under the hood of the Renegade Deserthawk is a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and MultiAir2 technology for greater performance and fuel economy. A ParkView rear backup camera comes standard, as does a 7-inch color cluster display for keeping an eye on vehicle schematics.

The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk also has a unique look with fully painted 17-inch black wheels, exclusive hood and rear body panel decals, rock rails. The interior features black leather seating, light frost stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats, and a cargo tray mat. The Deserthawk is available in Alpine White, Anvil, Black, or Mojave Sand, which is exclusive to the limited-edition Renegade Deserthawk.

The Renegade Deserthawk is expected to arrive to dealerships in January 2017. It will have a starting MSRP of $28,140.

Jeep Renegade Altitude

If you are looking to class it up a little, than the Renegade Altitude might be what you want. Like the Jeep SRT Night, the Altitude features the “blacked-out” look for that elegant yet aggressive flair. If all-black isn’t your style, other exterior colors are available, and they all come with 18-inch Gloss Black wheels with Gloss Black accents, front and rear badges, grille rings, and tail lamp rings.

The exterior isn’t the only part sporting a dark look though. The interior follows the same theme. Inside the Renegade Altitude is the special-edition black interior, black premium cloth seats, and High Gloss Black finishes. To keep things a little flashy, metal diamond accents can be found on the door handles and shifter knob.

The Jeep Renegade Altitude is also paired with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and 9-speed automatic transmission and MultiAir2 technology, but a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine with a six-speed manual transmission is also available. Convenient and safety features like a ParkSense rear backup camera and Keyless Go are included standard.

The Jeep Renegade Altitude is expected to hit dealer showrooms before 2017 and have a starting MSRP of $22,390.

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