Jeep is moving into India, but unfortunately the Renegade will not be a part of that initial launch. This news comes straight from Mike Manley, the automaker's head of international operations and Jeep.
Jeep made the decision to postpone the Renegade launch in India because of currency fluctuations and because the company "wasn't ready." I would think that the Jeep Renegade would be one of Jeep's best sellers in India. It's the cheapest and smallest Jeep in the lineup, which I would assume is perfect for the average Indian consumer.
India will instead receive the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler as its first vehicles from Jeep.
The eventual goal of jeep is to begin producing Jeeps in India. “If you are going to be successful with Jeep, you are going to have to localize vehicle production in India,” Manley said. Jeep has extra production capacity in a factory near Pune, so that could be an option for them.
Hopefully, India will receive the Renegade in a relatively short period of time. I think that India will be missing out until the Renegade gets there.