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Jeep has a deep heritage in China, they were actually the first foreign automaker to produce vehicles in China way back in 1983 through to 2006. Jeep is near solidifying a new Chinese production facility in the Panyu district of Guangzhou with the first model to be produced there expected to be the Cherokee. Expect the Renegade to be produced alongside the Cherokee, which would lower the asking price and give it an edge competitively. Vehicles imported to China for sale are subject to a 25% Levy, for example the Jeep GC sells in China for the equivalent of $98,000 USD.

Another excellent piece of news in the Renegades favor is the grwoth of the Chinese SUV market which is driving growth of passenger vehicles in PRC. Top sellers in the Segment include the Ford Kuga (Escape here), Ford Ecosport and Audi Q3. The Renegade will be closer in size to the Ford Ecosport so clearly there is demand for vehicles of that size.



I'm not exactly sure which segment the Renegade would compete in, its rugged enough to be deemed an SUV but diminutive enough to be considered a compact which means the Jeepseter could enjoy the benefits of catering to two segments. I do wonder if there will be an extended wheelbase version of the Jeepseter specifically for the Chinese market, that seems to be a popular choice as most prefer to be shuttled around instead of sitting in 4 day long traffic jams.
 

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The Renegade could compete in the compact crossover segment, not sure if it will actually be a CUV. it will be good for growing markets and even the united states where more smaller versatile vehicles are needed.
 

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The Jeep Cherokee is still pretty big, so a smaller Jeep will for sure do well. I bet the Renegade will be popular with moms. If Jeep does it properly the Renegade will still be masculine even though its small though. I am imagining something the size of the new Porsche Macan. I thought that the Chinese would like bigger vehicles more though.
 

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The Jeep Cherokee is still pretty big, so a smaller Jeep will for sure do well. I bet the Renegade will be popular with moms. If Jeep does it properly the Renegade will still be masculine even though its small though. I am imagining something the size of the new Porsche Macan. I thought that the Chinese would like bigger vehicles more though.
WAYYY smaller than Macan.
 

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When I think about the Renegade size, I think of that bigger fiat 500 platform it's supposed to be on, it can't be much bigger or smaller than it. Probably within inches
 

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I'd hope as a Jeep they still stay true to the name and add some features to make it slightly off road capable.
 

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I'd hope as a Jeep they still stay true to the name and add some features to make it slightly off road capable.
The new cherokee was a good example, people were worried it won't be a true jeep and it turned out to be a true jeep, an amazing jeep.
 

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I think the only issue would be to target and design the Renegade in the right way.

The Chinese market is concerned about storage space, passenger room, comfort and features.

I don't think they are as into off roading as north america is

So maybe the base model with some added luxury or possibly exended wheel base would sell in Asia

Kind of like a limited trim. The Trailhawk not so much.
 

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I think the only issue would be to target and design the Renegade in the right way.

The Chinese market is concerned about storage space, passenger room, comfort and features.

I don't think they are as into off roading as north america is

So maybe the base model with some added luxury or possibly exended wheel base would sell in Asia

Kind of like a limited trim. The Trailhawk not so much.
This is true. What they'll have to do is configure the whole thing properly for that market, it definitely won't be like the american version. Putting my money on that.
 

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No Stick Shift Jeeps in China

I am a Chinese man and really want to buy a Jeep. Yet the problem that is holding me back is, believe it or not, they do not sell manual versions of Jeep models - NO MANUAL TRANSMISSION VERSIONS here! I visited the local Jeep dealers many times, and so far the replies that I got are the same: sorry, we do not import stick shifts to China.
If Jeep China continues with this policy, they will lose many experienced drivers in China like me. I will wait till 2015. If by then there is still no stick shift Jeep models in China, I will buy another SUV brand, possibly Ford or VW.
 

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Jeep announces plans to bring production to China

Just thought that I'd let you guys know about Jeep's most recent announcement. Jeep says that it will be bringing Jeep production to China for that market.

Outside of the US, China is the biggest market for Jeep. Its sales still lag a bit behind though, which is likely due to import tariffs that are placed on current Jeeps.

Jeep production should enter China sometime in 2015.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2014/04/19/jeep-models-in-china/7908463/
 

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At least we're not going to get chinese built Jeeps in america, their build quality is questionable, same goes for India.
 

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Just a follow-up to this story, I think we can speculate that the three SUVs that will be built in China will be the Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass. All of the models built in China will be sold in China (or at least Asia).

This speculation is supported by the fact that Sergio Marchionne has said that neither the Wrangler nor Grand Cherokee would be built in China, and the fact that Jeep CEO Mike Manley has been quoted calling the Cherokee and Renegade "ideal for the Chinese market."

Only the Compass and Patriot could be the third vehicle. Since the Compass is already being imported to China, it seems like the Patriot is a winner.

I hope that adds some more info for you guys.
 

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Just a follow-up to this story, I think we can speculate that the three SUVs that will be built in China will be the Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass. All of the models built in China will be sold in China (or at least Asia).

This speculation is supported by the fact that Sergio Marchionne has said that neither the Wrangler nor Grand Cherokee would be built in China, and the fact that Jeep CEO Mike Manley has been quoted calling the Cherokee and Renegade "ideal for the Chinese market."

Only the Compass and Patriot could be the third vehicle. Since the Compass is already being imported to China, it seems like the Patriot is a winner.

I hope that adds some more info for you guys.
but these models that are built in china are being sold in china correct? not in north america ?
 
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