FCA US LLC (as they are now officially known) released images of two modified Jeep Renegades ahead of their Detroit reveals this week. The two Jeeps are a bit heavy on the decals, but the modified Trailhawk shows some promise for the future of the little Jeep.
The Off-road Mopar-equipped Jeep Renegade, as they’re calling it, features a Mopar roof basket mounted to the factory side rails, concept skid plates and prototype rock rails. Whether you love, or hate, the new Renegade, I think we can all agree that that is a pretty sweet roof basket. Much better than the one on the Cherokee concepts with the super sized fairing. I’m really curious to know what tires will be on this Renegade at the show as well. The pre production Trailhawk at the NY auto show last year had a set of 215/65/R17 tires on it. Which is a very hard size to find aggressive tires in, as anyone with a Patriot or Compass is already aware. The tire in the rendering looks a bit beefy so we’ll have to wait and see.
Pricing and availability for North American markets is still undisclosed, but I’m assuming the Renegade Trailhwak will be priced in the $25,000 – $27,000 range since the Cherokee Trailhawk still starts under $30K. More info as I get it. Let me know what you think in the comments.