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GENEVA 2014 LIVE: Jeep Renegade and 2014 Cherokee make european debut

06 March 2014

After Fiat SPA become the owner of Chrysler Group, its attention turned to Europe, an important market in which subsidiary brand Jeep could improve. The legendary off-road brand used the Geneva Motor Show to introduce its two new addition to the eruopen range: the new Cherokee and the new Renegade.

While Cherokee is a very popular model, already available in the United States, the Renegade is a world premiere and a war intent on future rivals like Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008. The car comes with 220 mm ground clearance, two all wheel drive configuration and with a Trailhawk version for off-road capability.

It will also have two diesel engines and two gasoline one. For those who prefer the last ones, the options will include a 1.6 normally aspirated angine and a 1.4 MultiAir delivering 140 hp. Like its bigger brother, the Renegade is the only car in its segment to offer a 9-speed automatic transmission.