The new Fiat-Chrysler merger is paying off already. Designed in America and to be built in Italy, the all-new Jeep Renegade is the Jeep version of Italy’s beloved Fiat Panda 4×4. Designed to replace both the Jeep Compass and Patriot, the new Renegade comes with a variety of engine, transmission, and drivetrain options. The base engine will be the Fiat 500L’s 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 making 160 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque, while the Dodge Dart’s 2.4-liter 184-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque I-4 is optional. A six-speed manual is standard, and a nine-speed automatic is optional. The Renegade comes in front-wheel, all-wheel, or four-wheel drive. The new baby Jeep is off-road Trail Rated in Renegade Trailhawk form.
Coming to America? It’s a Jeep, isn’t it?