Jeep is set to introduce its smallest model yet at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in March, and a new report claims that the vehicle will be called the Renegade.
The Renegade will slot in below the Compass and Patriot, and will be based off of the Fiat 500X, serving as the brand’s entry-level vehicle. Production is expected to start in mid-2014, so the Renegade should arrive as a 2015 model year vehicle.
Style-wise, the Renegade is supposed to have its own unique style that is more rugged and befitting of a Jeep compared to the Fiat 500X on which it is based. All-wheel drive will also be on offer, so this Jeep is expected to wear the brand’s classic “trail rated” badge.
Renegade is not a new name to the brand, and has previously adorned classic Jeep models, going all the way back to the Willys Overland model built between 1948 and 1950.