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Parked in my friend's parking lot of an apartment complex of all things...


At first I LOVED the renegade, but after seeing it in person, they REALLY need to trim up the side and front of the vehicle! There's tons of unnecessary material in my opinion. The doors are HUGE and look like they are made of flimsy plastic. Is this a body kit??? Also, the roof did NOT have the removable top option. It was stick shift. Rear disc brakes. Vehicle sits lower than I thought it would. I guess I'll have to wait and see the final touched up versions that hit the dealerships.

Anyway, enjoy what I found!








 

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well first things first, lets be a bit objective here boys. We've already seen the renegade in production form at Geneva so don't let these spys fool you into thinking Renegade will be something its not (in terms of looks that is). Second, again considering we've seen the Renegade at Geneva, but will be waiting to see the 500X, its possible the renegade skin is being used as a mule for 500X development? Would explain the presence of a stick on US soil...
 

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I'd say what you see is what you get. If you compare those pictures to everything we've seen so far they are pretty much the same. The red one in the banner and the orange TH all have larger tires and the 1"(?) lift, this in it self makes a big difference in the appearance. Look at the 08-10 Patriots and then look at the '11 on after they lifted it an inch made a big defference! Thats why I waited and bought an '11.
Nice pictures thanks for posting!
 

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I completely agree with what you said. It will be interesting to see how the profile looks on the non-Trailhawk models since they will not have the extra inch of lift.


I'd say what you see is what you get. If you compare those pictures to everything we've seen so far they are pretty much the same. The red one in the banner and the orange TH all have larger tires and the 1"(?) lift, this in it self makes a big difference in the appearance. Look at the 08-10 Patriots and then look at the '11 on after they lifted it an inch made a big defference! Thats why I waited and bought an '11.
Nice pictures thanks for posting!
 

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I'd say what you see is what you get. If you compare those pictures to everything we've seen so far they are pretty much the same. The red one in the banner and the orange TH all have larger tires and the 1"(?) lift, this in it self makes a big difference in the appearance. Look at the 08-10 Patriots and then look at the '11 on after they lifted it an inch made a big defference! Thats why I waited and bought an '11.
Nice pictures thanks for posting!
Yup, of course aside from color on the body and wheels. Overall it should stay the same as what we're seeing here, I don't see it changing much.
 

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I completely agree with what you said. It will be interesting to see how the profile looks on the non-Trailhawk models since they will not have the extra inch of lift.
well we've already seen the Renegade in both limited and the latitude trims since Geneva and there we no qualms until a mule one day showed up. I don't understand why these mule shots are spinning people out when Jeep has ALREADY shown us the final product...


 

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Just curious but has these pictures helped anyone decide on what color seats to go with?



I'm likely to go with a black exterior and those color seats look great IMO!
 

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@minibouncer, were those cloth seats or leather?
You know, I'm not quite sure. If I were to wager money on it, I would say they were cloth. I'm always keeping an eye out for it so I can take some videos. With the pictures I took making their way around the internet, I wonder if I'll ever see it again (employee not allowed to take it out or park it here anymore?)
 

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In any case, I truly think what I stumbled on was the base model of the Renegade, which to me, is slightly disappointing. I think we all hope that Jeep would be cool like it was in the past and offer something like the old cherokee where if you buy a 4x4 model, you're basically getting the same vehicle no matter if it's a classic, sport, or base.

I think the "you get what you see" aspect is strong in the vehicle I saw.

Base model will probably have the following:

-1 paint scheme which does not include any accent colors on the trim or front jeep slots
-no accented interior color schemes
-low clearance as seen in the pictures
-4x2
-No removable top (replaced by an old XJ style roof)


I am very concerned how flimsy the body is. I felt like I could grab the front bumper and just tear it off with 1 hand. I also feel like the rear bumper behind the back wheel is very awkward. It's sort of like a mud flap. Is this to improve it's safety impact rating? I've love to see both the front and the rear get trimmed/chopped up a bit. Overall when you look at a vehicle, you can tell if it's a tight build or not. I see that in the final production versions, but not here on what I saw. I felt like it was just pieced together by a plastic kit that I could smack golf balls into.

Just my $.02. I think I will be sold on the Trailhawk version, and nothing less. However, if I'm going to spend $25,000 why not just buy a slightly used Wrangler Rubicon or Sahara and be confident in my purchase? The only draw I have for the renegade at that price is the MPG's. What do we really know about the internals/engines/transmissions though? The wranglers have been tested. Will the renegade TH compete down the road after its been beat up a little bit?
 

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Look at those tiny little tires. Wow. A Chevy Sonic has bigger tires on it than that. Terrible. I don't expect a 32" mud terrain on this vehicle...but the least they could have done is fill in the awful wheel wells.
 

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I am very concerned how flimsy the body is. I felt like I could grab the front bumper and just tear it off with 1 hand. I also feel like the rear bumper behind the back wheel is very awkward. It's sort of like a mud flap. Is this to improve it's safety impact rating? I've love to see both the front and the rear get trimmed/chopped up a bit. Overall when you look at a vehicle, you can tell if it's a tight build or not. I see that in the final production versions, but not here on what I saw. I felt like it was just pieced together by a plastic kit that I could smack golf balls into.
I totally get what you're saying, but to be fair, the example you saw does seem to be a pre-production prototype tester of some sort. Those testers usually aren't fully dialed in yet, so shortcomings are to be expected.

I say give the Renegade a chance and wait 'till the production cars are out to make a final judgment. ;)
 

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I've been wondering how the interior material options will work. The interior has been shown with various different colors as accents. I am curious if you will be able to choose between some colors or if it will automatically copy the body color of the Renegade.
 

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@ Minibouncer -I think this was just a tester or a prototype. The Renegade should be a little higher with the TH being the tallest out of the lineup.
 
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