Jeep Renegade seen testing in India for the first time – Spied
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Smallest member of the Jeep family was removed from the Indian business plan.
The Jeep Renegade has been spotted testing in India for the first time ever, courtesy of MotorOctane reader, Rituraj. Note that FCA has cancelled the launch of Jeep Renegade in India after confirming it in 2012. Perhaps the company has changed its mind seeing the craze for SUVs, and the confirmation of premium five-seaters VW Tiguan and the Hyundai Tucson.
It could also be that the Renegade was brought to India for global benchmarking, given that the FCA Small Wide platform it rides on will underpin the slightly bigger Jeep 551 Compact SUV, which is confirmed to be manufactured and launched in India in 2017.
In the UK market, the Renegade is powered by a 1.6-liter petrol or 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel. A 6-speed manual and 9-speed automatic serve as transmission options, while an AWD system is optional in higher grades. Other variants are powered by 1.4-liter petrol and 1.6-liter diesel engines. The fully loaded Renegade gets 6 airbags, traction control, adaptive cruise control, 6.5-inch touchscreen with sat-nav, and 18-inch wheels.
Initially FCA India will only sell the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT and Jeep Cherokee, once the iconic brand launches in the Indian market at the Auto Expo 2016, which opens its doors to the media on Feb 3.
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[Source: Motor Octane]