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The 2015 Easter Jeep Safari concepts have been unveiled, more photos at link below.
The newest addition to the Jeep lineup, the Jeep Renegade, is the basis for the Desert Hawk concept vehicle, and is equipped with a selection of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts for the ultimate desert adventure.
The Desert Tan exterior features a Jeep Performance Parts body decal, a topographical hood decal that depicts the Fins and Things Moab trail, off-road rock rails and a skid plate kit. Also featured are Mopar’s trailer hitch receiver and roof rack.
On the interior, the Renegade Desert Hawk has been outfitted with Mopar Katzkin seat covers, body color bezel accents and Mopar all-weather floor mats.
The Renegade Desert Hawk is powered by the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission with Jeep Active Drive Low.
http://jpfreek.com/2015/03/19/ejs-concept-jeeps-first-look/
http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/19/2015-jeep-easter-safari-concepts-moab-official/#image-5



 

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The 2015 Easter Jeep Safari concepts have been unveiled, more photos at link below.

http://www.autoblog.com/2015/03/19/2015-jeep-easter-safari-concepts-moab-official/#image-5



Guys - did you notice the "Mopar" trailer hitch? The hitch on this vehicle looks like it belongs there - and may not affect the departure angle. It may also be a mistake - and this TH actually just has the factory hitch. But if not, it leaves open the possibility of adding a Mopar hitch to a 1.4L/6spd Sport or Latitude.
 

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Guys - did you notice the "Mopar" trailer hitch? The hitch on this vehicle looks like it belongs there - and may not affect the departure angle. It may also be a mistake - and this TH actually just has the factory hitch. But if not, it leaves open the possibility of adding a Mopar hitch to a 1.4L/6spd Sport or Latitude.
I wondered the same thing when I saw that hitch. Why should anyone have to spend $2,000.00 to get 4 wheel drive so you can then get a trailer hitch? For certain I would never have a car engaged into 4 wheel drive while towing a small trailer or while having a bike rack plugged into the hitch. I plan to check out the details of the Mopar hitch with a local Jeep parts department once they are available to order, may take 6 months or more to be available to order. But that's ok as I plan to wait at least a year to buy to give the time to finally decide to bring a glass sunroof over to America.
 

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I wondered the same thing when I saw that hitch. Why should anyone have to spend $2,000.00 to get 4 wheel drive so you can then get a trailer hitch? For certain I would never have a car engaged into 4 wheel drive while towing a small trailer or while having a bike rack plugged into the hitch. I plan to check out the details of the Mopar hitch with a local Jeep parts department once they are available to order, may take 6 months or more to be available to order. But that's ok as I plan to wait at least a year to buy to give the time to finally decide to bring a glass sunroof over to America.
That's simple, I want to use it to build a rear spare tire carrier.
 

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Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk Concept with Mopar Parts



Jeep brought this Renegade Desert Hawk Concept to the Easter Jeep Safari. Take a look at this list of upgrades.

- Skid-plate kit
- Roof rack
- Off-road rock rails
- Mopar's trailer hitch receiver
- Mopar Katzkin seat covers
- Mopar all-weather floor mats
- Body color (Desert Tan) bezel accents
- Jeep Performance Parts body decal
- Topographic hood decal

It's not the craziest Jeep concept on display, but it is still an impressive vehicle.





 

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I wondered the same thing when I saw that hitch. Why should anyone have to spend $2,000.00 to get 4 wheel drive so you can then get a trailer hitch? For certain I would never have a car engaged into 4 wheel drive while towing a small trailer or while having a bike rack plugged into the hitch. I plan to check out the details of the Mopar hitch with a local Jeep parts department once they are available to order, may take 6 months or more to be available to order. But that's ok as I plan to wait at least a year to buy to give the time to finally decide to bring a glass sunroof over to America.
Have not been around the world of Jeeps or off-roading have ya? Receiver hitches are excellent ways to attach off-accessories such as: spare tire carrier, jerry can rack, clevis loop attachment, electric winch mounted to a basket carrier, etc. Some people even weld a receiver to the front so they can move their winch to where ever it is needed (front or back) quickly.

The Renegade can tow (so can a Camry), but look at the power output of the engines. It's clearly not designed primarily for towing. Not to mention another obvious use for receiver hitches... bike racks, for those who don't like the inconvenience of roof top racks.

Anyone shopping for a Renegade specifically for purpose of towing isn't shopping smartly.
 

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That's simple, I want to use it to build a rear spare tire carrier.
A+

Would love to see pics of that, if you do end up building it, :)
So would I. There is a big write up on one of the Jeep forums that a guy created one and he ended up replacing the rear bumper. It was a massive project.

But making one (at least for me) would probably be close to impossible. So I was playing around with this idea the other day and I like the swinging HitchGate that would attach to the OEM hitch.



I sort of superimposed it on the Renegade but not sure if the size is correct.


having the tire outside would clear up the under-storage compartment where it would normally go to be used for the MySky panels.

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You must have been reading my mind! I was just checking out their web site for the very same reason. The only drawback about this is that you would no longer be able to see out of the back up camera. Or would you with the offset version? Suggest/request that you try to photoshop that version(See picture attached.) Would be interesting to see if it would block a tail light and if you could still use you back up camera.

Oh and the big obstacle is the weight, requires a 300 pound tongue weight minimum and I believe the Renegade is rated at 200 tongue weight max. My intended use would be for a bike rack that holds 2 bikes. I wonder if the Renegade could handle the weight of the tire holder plus a bike rack and 2 bikes.
 

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300lbs... Ugh didn't noticed that.
So much for that idea.

I thought of doing a Photoshop of the offset one but like you said, it would probably cover one of the rear lights. So either its rear light covered or back up camera covered. Either way its all moot if its 300lb tongue weight min.


Edit: where does it state that the Renegade is rated at 200lbs tongue weight min?

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Hey Two Spirits FYI I just spoke with the folks from Truck Candy. The Tire Gate weighs about 90 pounds. Add about 40 for a full size Renny spare. I told him I wanted to plug in a light weight 2 bike rack and then haul 2 bikes. He said a hitch with a 200 pound tongue weight rating should be able to handle this just fine.

Am going to check out a My Sky version as soon as one gets into town to see if the panels in the bag can be stowed under the trunk floor when there's no spare under the floor.

And also FYI no need to run extra wires for the license tag as you just plug that in to your hitch wire connection.

Finally FYI for certain you would no longer be able to see out of the back up camera with it centered or off set. And the off set one should not cover up a tail light.
 

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Hey Two Spirits FYI I just spoke with the folks from Truck Candy. The Tire Gate weighs about 90 pounds. Add about 40 for a full size Renny spare. I told him I wanted to plug in a light weight 2 bike rack and then haul 2 bikes. He said a hitch with a 200 pound tongue weight rating should be able to handle this just fine.

Am going to check out a My Sky version as soon as one gets into town to see if the panels in the bag can be stowed under the trunk floor when there's no spare under the floor.

And also FYI no need to run extra wires for the license tag as you just plug that in to your hitch wire connection.

Finally FYI for certain you would no longer be able to see out of the back up camera with it centered or off set. And the off set one should not cover up a tail light.
If you plug anything into your trailer harness the warning for your car next to you is diabled. That is what happened on mine.
 

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That is the factory trailer hitch I got it on my TH. I don't tow all the time but I do have to take yard waste to the dump with my trailer and I go get firewood. Most I pulled with my patriot was around 3000lbs for only about 10 miles and it worked like a champ. I could notice stopping was an issue though but I just gave myself extra space. I get about 3 to 5 chords of Wood a year and have gone through some fun trails with a trailer lol.
 
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