You know that Jeep Compass will be launched in a few days but after that, something even bigger is planned and yes, it is aimed squarely at the Hyundai Creta. The Rs 10-15 lakh SUV space sees the most numbers with the likes of the top-end trims of the Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Creta selling the most.
Meet the Jeep Renegade which would be slotted below the Compass. The Renegade is a compact SUV with a length of 4,236mm. The styling is Jeep but in a miniature way though it is not as handsome as the Compass but it is more boxy yet the iconic Jeep grille blends in well. It certainly stands out more than other SUVs and has enough of the rugged Jeep DNA just like the Compass.
The interior just like the Compass is rugged but also well made and having good quality. Feature list would be well thougt too though being positioned below the Compass would mean some features cut. By the time the Renegade would come, we expect Jeep to slot in a 1.6 diesel (same as in the S-Cross) and the 1.4 petrol that the Compass also has with local assembly. Pricing? Too early to say but expect slightly more than the Creta at an expected Rs 10 lakh for the base variant. Yup, the Renegade at that price will shake things up for sure!