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Old 03-03-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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2015 Jeep Renegade!

Well the egg just popped in Geneva.



Stupid name: check. Looks meh: check.
But the specs sound great, esp in Trailhawk trim with funky low gears and upgraded suspension.
From the start, at least in Europe, there will be loads of engines. All Fiat of course- 1.4 MultiAir 138-168hp, 1.6 and 2l JTD Diesels from 118 to 167 horses.
Twin clutch box will be there too, the Fiat six speed is great. Standard is 6/manual, 9/auto will be there too.
You guys in the new world will get the 2.4 Tigershark by the looks of it.

Let's hope it does the offroad bit as promised.

I like it. Trailhawk with pop-off roof looks like fun.

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:33 AM   #2
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Crappy wheels!
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:48 AM   #3
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Old 03-03-2014, 11:52 AM   #4
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Jesus its uglier than the last Renegade they made!!



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Old 03-03-2014, 12:07 PM   #5
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Further down the path started by the new Cheep Jerokee.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:48 PM   #6
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"Trailhawk" I guess they couldn't call it "Grocerystorehawk" or "Soccerweekendhawk"
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:01 PM   #7
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Jesus its uglier than the last Renegade they made!!



I disagree. It's going to sell well, unlike the YJ Wrangler. The Cherokee has been outselling the Wrangler for months now.

Honestly, I like the Cherokee and the Renegade. Though I would have rather seen the name Jeepster used. Jeeps in generally are getting huge and overpriced. The current trend is downsizing. keep in mind that the Renegade is replacing the Compass and Patriot which were both pretty lame.

I bet with a little bit of lift and some 31's it would be a nice mild trail Jeep.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:04 PM   #8
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There *could* be a decent car behind all that tatty-ness. Think modern Sidekick/Vitara.

Then again- only production line is in Italy..
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:17 PM   #9
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There *could* be a decent car behind all that tatty-ness. Think modern Sidekick/Vitara.

Then again- only production line is in Italy..
I was thinking along the lines of the Suzuki Jimny.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:30 PM   #10
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Hard to believe a Fiat may be an improvement in Jeep quality and reliability.
As far as looks go, I kinda like it for a more urban oriented vehicle.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:41 PM   #11
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:57 PM   #12
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Hard to believe a Fiat may be an improvement in Jeep quality and reliability.
As far as looks go, I kinda like it for a more urban oriented vehicle.
Well Fiat Group is Fiat, Fiat Industrial, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Lancia and Maserati (not including Chrysler Group). So it's not surprising.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:18 PM   #13
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Yuk. The Wranglers are not selling well because they cost too much. They have pimped them out so much that now you can spend $45K on one. Most off-roaders just want a simple 4-wheeler that they can beat up without going broke.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:46 PM   #14
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Yuk. The Wranglers are not selling well because they cost too much. They have pimped them out so much that now you can spend $45K on one. Most off-roaders just want a simple 4-wheeler that they can beat up without going broke.
No one wants to ride in a metal coffee can anymore though. Most off-roaders aren't going to buy a new Jeeps. If you're wanting simple then you're buying used and spending the difference on things you'd have to change even on a new Jeep. 90% of the Jeep buyers out there aren't off-roaders. The Renegade is competing against the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, Scion xB and a few others in that segment. What it boils down to is that the more sales it can make with the bread ans butter vehicles, the longer they can keep making the slow selling image vehicles like the Rubicon's.
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Old 03-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #15
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Yuk. The Wranglers are not selling well because they cost too much. They have pimped them out so much that now you can spend $45K on one. Most off-roaders just want a simple 4-wheeler that they can beat up without going broke.
Like a an actual Jeep?



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