The Jeep Renegade is expected to launch in India sometime in 2018. This will become the most affordable SUV from Jeep in the country. As a result, there are many eyes on the India launch of the Renegade SUV. While the company hasn’t revealed an official launch timeline yet, the Renegade has already been spotted testing under heavy camouflage multiple times. Hence, it is clear that Jeep is heavily considering the compact SUV for India, in order to compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster, etc.
The Jeep brand is on its way to becoming the bread and butter range of the FCA group in India. The most affordable product from the American SUV maker, the Jeep Compass, was launched in the first half of 2017 and everything else is history. The Compass has managed to bring life to the rather boring FCA portfolio and India and has become the best selling product from the automotive group.
Now, Jeep India is working on a new product that will enter its range at a slightly lower price point. This will not only help the company to compete in the larger volume segment but will also bring more customers to the Jeep family. As a result, the company will be launching the Jeep Renegade in India in order to fulfil these responsibilities.
The Compass has already received some heartwarming response from Indian customers. This has shown that the Jeep brand name does hold some extraordinary brand value in the country. Hence, the Jeep Renegade, which will be more affordable, is bound to receive even larger interest.
As a result, we have framed a comprehensive article on everything we know so far about the upcoming Jeep Renegade in India.
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Jeep Renegade India launch
Jeep has been testing the Renegade SUV in India for quite some time now. However, it hasn’t yet made an official India launch date announcement. Insider sources suggest that the company will display the Renegade at the 2018 Auto Expo to gauge customer response. However, an official launch is expected to take place around the festive season of 2018.
We will update this section as soon as there is some concrete and official information regarding the Jeep Renegade India launch.
Jeep Renegade expected price in India
The Renegade will be launched to undercut the Compass in Jeep’s India lineup. The compass is currently priced from Rs 15.16 lakh (ex-showroom). Hence, we expect the Renegade’s India prices to range from Rs 10 – 15 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price point, it will be a tough competitor to other 5-seater crossovers like the Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster.
|Base Variant||Rs. 10 lakh|
|Top Variant||Rs. 15 lakh|
2018 Jeep Renegade India specs and engine
The India-spec Jeep Renegade is expected to be powered by a 1.6-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine. This is the same powerplant that was offered with the Maruti S-Cross, before it got discontinued in the 2017 facelift. This engine is likely to develop 120 bhp and 320 Nm of peak torque, while being mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Additionally, Jeep might also offer a 1.4-litre petrol engine with the Renegade, though it is expected to be introduced at a later date. It is worth noting that the Renegade is also expected to come with all wheel drive layout on the top-end models, while the lower trims will get a front wheel drive setup.
|Diesel Engine||1.4-litre MultiJet|
|Petrol Engine||1.4-litre MultiAir|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT and 7-speed AT|
Jeep Renegade diesel mileage in India
Jeep Renegade India features
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Automatic climate control
- LED taillights
- Height adjustable driver’s seat