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 |  Mar 02 2014, 12:39 PM

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The baby Jeep model, previously known as the Jeepster, has leaked ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut.

The Fiat-based Jeep model will reportedly be called the Renegade and sports the same exterior styling as the Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. The photos show the Renegade off road meaning that it’ll be trail rated and it’ll possibly come with a removable roof.

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While earlier reports had the baby Jeep model based on the Fiat 500L, it looks more like it could be based on the Fiat Panda. Check back for more information when the 2015 Jeep Renegade makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Sources say that the North American version of the Renegade will be powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The other powerplant to be offered will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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[Source: Jalopnik]

Discuss this story at our Jeep Renegade Forum

  • Wil Genovese

    Oh look, a 7 slot grille it must be a Jeep. NOT!! Slapping a Jeep grille on a POS Fiat does not make it a Jeep.

  • Zac

    So without knowing any performance specifications or its capabilities what gives you this opinion? Just because it doesn’t look EXACTLY like every other Jeep?

  • smartacus

    Suzuki SX4 can go anywhere this can.

  • Dean Warde

    Hey Wil G. The article suggests that the new Renegade is probably based on the Fiat Panda. This vehicle has realized a substantial amount of success in Europe for over 15 years and is very capable off road. Suggest you look it up on line and check its history. It is worthy.

  • Cave Johnson

    Europe’s offroad standards are a lot different than traditional Jeep Standards.

  • Richard Joash Tan

    YOU ARE A BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.burrentech.com/blog Murray Mitchell

    I think you’ll find the Panda is an excellent offroad vehicle regardless of the terrain. The little Panda punches well above its weight. In fact its light weight means its likely to go where heavier/bigger vehicles cannot.

  • Tyson

    That might be the ugliest thing I’ve seen since the Pontiac Aztec.

  • Joel

    Having “grown up” in the 4×4 community first as a Suzuki buff – and now as an owner of a 2103 Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition I can speak to both sides of the argument posted here and – I go with give the Little guy a chance.
    The Simple fact is there is no such thing as a silver bullet vehicle. While my big behemoth is fantastic – most family’s need 2 cars and I love my Rig but I would not want 2 of ‘em !!This would give my family a total jeep identity and let me use this as a daily driver where I put the miles on. It would let us take 2 jeeps on the Dirt roads to the Far out campsites and I still have the Rubicon for playing on the rocks – or even better gets the family whom never bothered into the great outdoors for no other reason than they can ?? Or if I am out and about and see an opportunity to get dirty – I can !!! That’s cool to me. If it’s got 4WD safety and fun in it’s DNA I really don’t give an F ( Pun intended ) if it start life as a Fiat. 4WD is in the Transfer case guys… not the logo, heritage, or buyer demographic.

  • Joel

    er um 2013… :)

  • Jordon

    That is FUGLI! Almost ashamed o be a Jeep owner!

  • Rob

    So true!! Jeep fiat fusion mark the death of the jeep brand

  • HaHa

    Dis is ze new Jeep u stinking Amercauns. Ha Ha.. take that!. We will zoon take yor beloved solid axeial too!

  • Ermagerhd

    A 2103 Rubicon??
    ARE YOU A WIZARD???

  • Ed

    I’m resurrecting a real Jeepster (’71 Commando) after loosing my ’04 Wrangler to an idiot on the 105 freeway. This Renegade is NOT a Jeepster. However, the little guys can go where the larger, heavier ones just get bogged down, and then you need to drag out the jacks and winches (can be fun, if you’re on a vacation – not, however, if you really need to get some place)

  • SoK66

    Fiat has no clue what makes a Jeep vehicle. Sad to see such an iconic brand destroyed by European bean counters. They’re knowingly foisting a bottom-ffeeder platform upon the unsuspecting masses. This stiff will move from “heavily discounted” status to the “worst mistakes in automotive history” list, just ahead of the idiotic Fiat “Cherokee” (LMAO!) and the Ponyiac Aztec. A “cute ute” Nissan Cube / Kia Soul without the quality of either. Front wheel drive sidewinder platforms ARE NOT Jeeps!

  • manny

    That is the start Jeep guys. The bean counters have your number. Land Rover Defender is on it’s way out in 2015 the bean counters got that one. Now Guys and Ladies get your proper Jeeps because in come the Mall crawlers and they may never see any mud.
    It is all about the money.

  • Jaime Ruiz Palacios

    i just hope they make it with locking center differential 4WD and atleast a Lo range like the patriot and compass, if not it’s not a jeep, setting aside the lack or a real off road suspension in every new vehicle exept the wrangler BTW if they touch me the wrangler im killing someone they can’t make a wrangler with out live axles and a standard Tcase.

  • Jaime Ruiz Palacios

    I would like better they get the Suzuki Samurai Back, the new Jimny version that is sold everywhere but in North America because of the morons of Consumer Reports, that is a real compact 4WD, Live Axles, easy to repair, economic, standard old school 2 speed Tcase, MANUAL TRANSMISSION and is way more good looking than this.

  • kjenkinsaf

    Am I the only one who thinks this thing us hugely ugly?

  • Oh Kay

    As a non traditional Jeep fan. I currently own a 2008 Liberty since new. It has served me well as my daily driver, sometimes work pickup, and foul weather vehicle. The most off roading I ever do is driving out to desert shooting areas, basically rock trails. It has been stone reliable with basic maintenance. My only gripes, crappy mpgs, cheap plastic interior cracking in places, and a serious bore to drive.
    That being said, this vehicle has me curious. Lightweight, turbocharged, and manual, sounds like my other car (autox prepped 2004 mazdaspeed miata). It definitely has the potential to correct the few gripes I have with my liberty. I’ve test drove a few small displacement turbo cars, and believe they are totally the near future. Fun to drive, decent mpgs if you stay off boost. Also, Fiat knows how to make a stylish, upscale seeming interior.
    I had no plans to replace my liberty, it handles its responsibilities without complaint, and shows no signs of stopping. But if this thing has decent mpgs, is fun to drive, can be reliable, and can handle rock trails. I may have to seriously consider a trade in.

  • Tommy

    It’s nice for the section of the market it is competing in. I think it will do well. This directed to your average buyer not the people that read this news. Most people here are enthusiasts and your average Jeep enthusiast is not going to like this. Probably why I don’t like it either.

  • adamwhitney150

    Why oh why won’t G.M.C get their hands on JEEP to if nothing else.save the wrangler. At least we can get our jeeps with a G.M. VVI . INSTEAD of having to transplant one..