Duo of Jeep Renegade test mules spotted in India – Spied
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Not confirmed to launch in India anytime soon.
A duo of Jeep Renegade test mules were spotted testing by Motor Octane near the Tata-FCA JV plant in Ranjangaon. As of now, the Jeep Renegade is not confirmed to launch in India anytime soon.
The report states that Jeep will not be launching the Renegade, but brought the two units to India for testing the FCA Small Wide platform on Indian soil, which will underpin the Jeep 551 SUV. The new SUV will be manufactured in India from 2017 at the Ranjangaon plant at good localization levels, and exported to other RHD markets.
At the Auto Expo 2016, Jeep India confirmed that the models to initially go on sale were the Wrangler, Grand Cherokee and SRT Cherokee. However, given the soaring demand for compact SUVs priced between 10 – 20 Lakhs, FCA could widen the appeal with the Renegade, which could serve as Jeep’s entry level premium SUV to rival top-end grades of the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
According to import documents, two models of the Renegade were imported to India, which are powered by the 2.0-liter MultiJet II diesel engine. The only difference is that one has a 6-speed manual while the other is equipped with a 9-speed automatic.
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[Source – MotorOctane]