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.