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Review from Autoweek:
Met een uit de kluitengewassen Tonka-auto blaast Jeep de naam ‘Renegade’ nieuw leven in. Gaat vormgeving bij Jeep nu voor functionaliteit?

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With an oversized Tonka Jeep car blows the name 'Renegade' to life. Beginning design at Jeep now for functionality?

Tonka Jeep :eek:

Okay, those of you that know the language, please give us the highlights.

 

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In the meantime, you can you YouTube's closed caption translation tool.. but its spotty at best. Only thing I got out of it was that he was happy at the way it handled. He spent half the time talking about its heritage.
 

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From my fairly weak grasp of Dutch he liked the chassis, said it handles itself well on the road and suggested it has some off-road ability. Most of the time he was complaining about the styling basically saying it's too American and loud. He also said it's pretty expensive for its class and abilities though who knows how Dutch pricing will compare to US pricing.

Not really much technical insight to be gleaned from that video unfortunately.
 

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I heard at 45 seconds: "Spaghetti Western".

He has to 6 foot tall at least. His head did not hit the ceiling in the driver seat, and came close in the rear stadium seating. I bet the MySky will lower the ceiling even more.

Thats why I'm betting the 8 way seating will allow the driver seat to drop lower than the standard manual seats.
 

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The Autoweek guy basically doesn't like the Italian roots, the exterior styling and the styling gimmicks inside and out. He also doesn't like the high price of the Trailhawk (twice the price of the cheapest version).

He does like the roominess, roadmanners and drivetrain. Corners very well, better than most SUVs. All in all a very nice, competitive car.
 

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The 'spaghetti western' refers to made in Italy. The cross in the backlights refers to the cross in a jerrycan. All by all not a bad review for this car. Not to be compared with the other jeeps.
 

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I heard at 45 seconds: "Spaghetti Western".

He has to 6 foot tall at least. His head did not hit the ceiling in the driver seat, and came close in the rear stadium seating. I bet the MySky will lower the ceiling even more.

Thats why I'm betting the 8 way seating will allow the driver seat to drop lower than the standard manual seats.
It in theory steals about an inch and a half.
 

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http://www.telegraaf.nl/tv/autovisie...enegade__.html
Can someone help translate this one as well please?

Rough translation :
-Important popular newcomer in the segment of small SUV's
-The 1.4 140HP front wheel drive, will be probably the most wanted version in Europe
-Its has a basic tough straight design, fits well with jeep, not the roundings like with other SUV's.
-The jeep front, 7 openings and 2 headlights can be found all over the car.
-The front bumper has a spoiler with a good result in fuel consumption, but the trailhawk has another more rounded bumper with better angles for rough terrain.
-The backspace is pretty good, this guy is 1.9m tall, so ideal for kids.
-Suspension is sturdy and feels very solid.
-Steering wheel is multifunctional.
-The view around is pretty good except with the small rear sidewindows.
- Functionality: big displays, nice graphics, gps system could be better.
-Comfort: nice average comfort, not uncomfortable, exactly what you expect from a suv.
- Brakes are good, good controllable gears, steering good to the point.
-Engine 1.4 140HP is an excellent match for this car, good acceleration, towing power available.
- Conclusion : looks good, does things good, spacious and practical car, good engine, but there are less expensive cars in the segment of small SUV's, but now there is a real tough jeep available in this segment.
 

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Couldn't see the wheel lift off, but did notice the passenger rear bumper reflector did have a clear light in it. Is that all they have for back-up lights? And what was the single dimple in the bumper surface on the passenger side surface? Looked like just one old sonar parking sensor.
 

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Here is this weeks media day at Jeep Italy test track:

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