2015 Jeep Renegade to Offer Diesel Engine in US

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Editor’s Note: Contrary to early reports, official specifications have revealed that the Jeep Renegade will not be offered with a diesel in the US at launch. It will be fit with a 1.4-liter or a 2.4-liter gasoline engine in the US. For more on the new Jeep Renegade, click here.

The new 2015 Jeep Renegade will be sold exclusively with four-wheel drive in the US along with the option of a diesel engine.

Jeep confirmed to Automotive News that the Renegade will be offered with both gas and diesel powerplants, both of which will be assembled in the US. The motors will also be built in Italy and Brazil, suggesting that all three markets will get the option of both powerplants.

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In the US, the Renegade will be sold exclusively with 4WD, and it will also offer a more off-road focused Trailhawk version. Jeep says that an open-air version will also be made available after the model launches. It will also be the first small crossover to use a nine-speed transmission.

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The small Jeep will make its official debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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  • Tony Tony on Mar 05, 2014

    call me, ill pull that out,,,,,for a price , laughing's free.

  • Jacqueline Burnett-Brown Jacqueline Burnett-Brown on Mar 05, 2014

    This is sacrilege! My first Jeep was a Renegade.. THAT is not a Renegade.... that is a mutation of Zeus only knows what and what... and no real Jeep person would buy that!!!!!

    • Brad Brad on Mar 06, 2014

      Sometime people's nature is to resist change even some think that the Rubicon is ready to tackle off road...not. Time will tell it would be a mall crawer for sure and suitable for winter areas.