[PHOTOS] Exploring the 2015 Jeep Renegade Design
The Jeep Renegade made its debut in Geneva last month, but Jeep has brought the all-new small sport-utility vehicle over to New York to give us a closer look at the 2015 Jeep Renegade design, both inside and out.
“With its powerful stance, rugged body forms and aggressive proportions, the all-new Renegade is pure Jeep design – styled for best-in-class off-road capability and a symbol of American design and ingenuity,” said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, Chrysler Group LLC. “And with its city-friendly size and clever My Sky roof panel system inspired by the legendary Jeep Wrangler, Renegade will attract a new wave of youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the brand.”
2015 Jeep Renegade Design: Exterior
The 2015 Jeep Renegade exterior design builds from the Wrangler in terms of stance and body forms. According to Jeep, the Renegade has best-in-class approach and departure angles to achieve best-in-class capability.
The exterior is marked by a seven-slot grille and accent-colored “shield” surround and the signature large, circular headlamps. The Renegade sits on “beefy tires” and boasts door-mounted side mirrors, a lifted belt line, and a two-piece front fascia below the grille with body-color upper and molded-in-color lower for improved durability.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade design also benefits from a blacked-out daylight opening and an available back roof option that, again, mirrors the larger Wrangler’s hardtop. In addition, the Renegade features the Jeep shield-shape tying in the rear backlight and square tail lamps (like—you guessed it—the Wrangler) with black surround. These tail lamps bear the new “X” form design theme that was inspired by military equipment.
A big thing for the all-new Renegade is the open air freedom made possible by two available My Sky open-air roof systems, removable either by hand or with a premium power tilt/slide feature, allowing for a panoramic view that is exclusive to the segment.
Drivers looking for best-in-class off-road capability will be interested in the Trailhawk edition for the Renegade, which includes, among other distinctions, exclusive colors for the exterior and the interior, skid plates, aggressive tires, Neutral Gray Satin Gloss exterior accents, signature red front tow hooks, and more.
To improve fuel economy, the 2015 Jeep Renegade design team sculpted the new model to be incredibly aerodynamic. Included among the aerodynamic features:
- Extensive rear spoiler
- Fully integrated and aerodynamic-tuned body and fascias
- Integrated sill aerodynamic spats
- Integrated underbelly pans
- Lightweight aluminum wheels
- Tail lamp design that kicks air off the side of the body
Drivers can choose among ten exterior colors for the 2015 Renegade. These colors include Alpine White Clear Coat, Anvil Clear Coat, Black Clear Coat, Colorado Red Clear Coat, Commando Clear Coat, Glacier Metallic Clear Coat, Mojave Sand Clear Coat, Omaha Clear Coat, Sierra Blue Clear Coat, and Solar Yellow Clear Coat.
2015 Jeep Renegade Design: Interior
Jeep describes the Renegade interior as “rugged and energetic” and promises that it builds upon Jeep’s heritage. The 2015 Jeep Renegade design team was led by four guiding principles: making an impact that is emotional, using high-quality materials that have an inspired color and materials story, integrating the latest technologies, and developing an intelligent use of space and storage.
“The small SUV segment is a new segment for the Jeep brand and allowed us an opportunity to excite our new global customers with craftsmanship and versatility wrapped in colors, textures and styling that matches their thrill-seeking attitudes,” said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design. “From technically styled elements, anodized interior accents, to colors and materials inspired from extreme sports equipment, the Renegade stands out in the segment.”
The design language for the interior is called “Tek-Tonic.” This design theme is marked by “intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details.”
The Renegade interior features 18.5 cubic feet of storage—or 50.8 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded flat.
Notable interior features include the following:
- Passenger grab handle
- Unique steering wheel with integrated audio, voice, and vehicle controls
- Mud-splatter design graphic on the gauge cluster
- 3.5-inch monochrome display OR 7-inch TFT display with full-color vehicle information
- Instrument panel with climate controls, dampened glove box, and media center (featuring USB, aux input, and 12V power connectivity)
- Wrapped center console armrest
- Cloth or leather seats designed to support passengers for long journeys