The 2015 Jeep Renegade is the youngest of Jeep’s lineup of SUVs and crossovers, having only made its debut in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. In short order, the Renegade has established a following, reflected by its strong sales figures. As of September 1, 2015, Jeep has moved 28,907 units of the Renegade in the U.S. alone.

With the Renegade doing well, Jeep has taken the next step to bolster the Renegade’s appeal by showcasing a “Moparized” version of the Renegade Trailhawk trim at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The updates are mostly cosmetic, although some of the added equipment should come in handy when the Renegade goes off-road.

The “Moparized” Renegade Trailhawk isn’t going to go on sale as it’s depicted in Frankfurt. Instead, Jeep is showing prospective customers a template of what they can expect should they avail themselves Mopar equipment.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.

  • Year:
    2015
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    six-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    160
  • Torque @ RPM:
    184
  • Energy:
    Turbocharged
  • Displacement:
    1.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine, 4WD
  • Price:
    30000 (Est.)
  • car segment:
  • body style:

Exterior

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On the aesthetic side, the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk gets a sharp Anvil-colored livery, exclusive black mirror caps, and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels. Functional off-roading parts like underbody skid plates and a pair of rear tow hooks are also part of the package.

In keeping with Jeep’s tradition of tossing in a few easter eggs, the Renegade Trailhawk has its fair share of them. The hood gets a black splatter in the middle, evoking the image of dirt with criss-crossing off-road tire tracks, and on the front fenders, just in front of the mirror caps are small badges that read “ Trial Rated - 4x4.”

Interior

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Somewhat surprisingly, the interior upgrades are limited to just the sporty pedals and the Jeep-design mats. Other than these two additions, it’s pretty much the same Renegade Trailhawk cabin, minus the Katzkin seat covers and interior accents the Renegade Desert Hawk received.

Drivetrain

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Power upgrades are absent in this Mopar-equipped Renegade Trailhawk. The crossover has a variety of engine options, depending on the market. Here in the U.S., it boils down to just two options.

The first one is a 1.4-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that can also be found under the hood of the 2014 Fiat 500L. It produces a total of 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque with a standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional four-wheel drive system. The second engine is a 2.4-liter Tiger Shark four-cylinder that also powers the 2015 Chrysler 200 and the 2013 Dodge Dart. Output is rated at 180 horsepower and 117 pound-feet of torque with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission coming. Just like with the smaller engine, the 2.4-liter Renegade Trailhawk has an optional four-wheel-drive system.

Pricing

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Jeep has made no announcements on the availability of this Mopar program. But if it does find its way into dealership brochures and catalogs, look for it to cost around $2,000 to $3,000 on top of the $27,140 base price of the Renegade Trailhawk.

Conclusion

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As far as extra equipment is concerned, Mopar has always managed to stay creative, especially when it comes to add-ons for the Jeep. This Renegade Trailhawk is no different, as it gets a body color that’s fit for off-road duty. The underbody skid plates and the two rear tow hooks should also come in handy, and those graphics and badges do their part in setting the personalized tone for the crossover.

  • Leave it
    • Availability is still a question mark
    • Not as full-blown as past Mopar programs

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Press Release

Rounding out the Mopar customized line-up at Frankfurt is a special “Moparized” version of the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. This one-of-a-kind Trailhawk is equipped with 17-inch aluminium alloy rims, underbody skid plates, two rear tow hooks and exclusive black mirror caps that nicely contrast with the Anvil-colored livery and special side stickers.

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Inside, the customization includes sporty pedals and Jeep design mats. All Mopar accessories are specifically designed to enhance the adventurous spirit of this version of the Renegade, which is most suited to off-roading.

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