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http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...72917394/2015-jeep-renegade-parking-break.jpg

There appears to be an "ECO" mode to the transmission. Guessing it is a different program for the 9-speed to get it up to that 9th gear as fast as possible. I don't remember hearing about that.

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...r_safari/65988599/2015-jeep-renegade-dash.jpg

Wiper stalk seems to have an icon with a wiper and an "A". Automatic perhaps?

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...ri/72917265/2015-jeep-renegade-back-seats.jpg

There appears to be a 110 AC power port at the bottom of the center console for rear passengers. Nice!
 

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Thanks for pointing these things out. Not sure what the A on the wipers would mean. It could be automatic, it could also be an indication of which side of the vehicle the wiper is supposed to go on.

Always nice to have a power outlet in the car too.
 

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The Eco button is gone here to the left of the parking brake. What has taken its place? I don't know what that symbol is.

http://www.netcarshow.com/jeep/2015-renegade/1600x1200/wallpaper_3f.htm

The Selec-Terrain button is interesting here. The top half is hill descent control, the bottom left is 4WD Low, and the bottom right appears to a rear diff lock. Could that be an option? That would sure be awesome!

http://www.netcarshow.com/jeep/2015-renegade/1600x1200/wallpaper_41.htm

Also, the Trailhawk is the only model with 4WD Low. As I understand it, the Trailhawk only comes with the black interior with red accents. However, in these pictures, even the different colored interiors have 4WD Low on the Selec-Terrain knob. Can the Trailhawk then be optioned with different interior colors?
 

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Also, in the picture that shows the diff lock button, Rock mode is mysteriously missing. I have also noticed that the Eco button is on the dash in some pictures near the heated seat buttons. The photos just seem inconsistent to me. Maybe just Photoshop errors.
 

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Power outlets for rear passengers are really helpful, I hate having to having a cord running from the outlet on the dash to the rear passenger, it can get in the way.
 

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The lock on the Select Terrain is probably the same I have on my Hyundai Tuscon which locks the rear system to the front rather than relying on slip in the front to engage it. Most likely a 60/40 split torque lock to the rears.
 

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some of the photos are also of pre production models, things do end up getting shuffled about. Also consider that there may be differences between NA and World market Renegades. Then there are the variations in trim levels which could also be lending a hand to the confusion...
 

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Keymonkey, what you speak of is locking the center diff. This is what the 4WD Lock button does on the Trailhawk. However, the picture that I mentioned shows a button that says Rear Lock (with a symbol of a lock). This is the same button that the Cherokee Trailhawk uses for its rear diff lock. However, as Willy said, it could be due to the fact that these are preproduction and/or global models.
 

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Ah..yes. I see it now. Probably a shop error or they simply had a Cherokee part laying around for the pre-production units.
 

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What strikes me odd about it is that it isn't identical to the Selec-Terrain knob used on the Cherokee Trailhawk. The one in the Cherokee has four buttons - 4WD Low, Hill Descent Control, Selec-Speed, and Rear Lock. Why would they make a separate knob for the Renegade if it didn't actually have those features (i.e. rear diff lock)? It just seems strange to me.
 

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I'll start....
http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...72917394/2015-jeep-renegade-parking-break.jpg

There appears to be an "ECO" mode to the transmission. Guessing it is a different program for the 9-speed to get it up to that 9th gear as fast as possible. I don't remember hearing about that.

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...r_safari/65988599/2015-jeep-renegade-dash.jpg

Wiper stalk seems to have an icon with a wiper and an "A". Automatic perhaps?

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...ri/72917265/2015-jeep-renegade-back-seats.jpg

There appears to be a 110 AC power port at the bottom of the center console for rear passengers. Nice!
One thing to keep in mind about the 2nd and 3rd photos; that is the Renegade they debuted at the Easter Jeep Safari they did in Moab. If you watch The Fast Lane Car video of that debut they mention that it is actually a European Diesel Renegade (they got yelled at when they tried to open the hood!). But I didn't see anything on the inside that looks contrary to the features and specs released on the Chrysler Media web site.

I can't remember if that one had the red tow hooks. I know some European countries don't allow those for pedestrian safety reasons. Does the technology or convenience package mention rain sensing wipers? I can't remember. That would be awesome though.
 

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Also, in the picture that shows the diff lock button, Rock mode is mysteriously missing. I have also noticed that the Eco button is on the dash in some pictures near the heated seat buttons. The photos just seem inconsistent to me. Maybe just Photoshop errors.
I think part of the reason the pics are inconsistent is due to the media center. I know if you get the upgraded Uconnect system, the heated seat and steering wheel are controlled from there (at least that's the way they are on the Cherokee).

To be quite honest, I confuse myself sometimes because the closest model we can compare to as of now is the currently released Cherokee. I have found myself looking at the Renegade Selec-Terrain knob wondering where Selec-Speed went and then remembering that was the Cherokee TH.

I can't wait for more information to come out on this thing!
 

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It really does help to look at it's big brother, the Cherokee, over time we should find a number of things that have trickled down from it.
 

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I'll start....
http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...72917394/2015-jeep-renegade-parking-break.jpg

There appears to be an "ECO" mode to the transmission. Guessing it is a different program for the 9-speed to get it up to that 9th gear as fast as possible. I don't remember hearing about that.
It's been mentioned since pretty early on that there would be an econ mode that does not permit the rear wheels to be driven. Just nobody really focuses on the swtich.

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...r_safari/65988599/2015-jeep-renegade-dash.jpg

Wiper stalk seems to have an icon with a wiper and an "A". Automatic perhaps?
Allpar has had rain sensing wipers on their list of safety features since they put the specs page up. They note it as an option outside the US only.

http://image.trucktrend.com/f/featu...ri/72917265/2015-jeep-renegade-back-seats.jpg

There appears to be a 110 AC power port at the bottom of the center console for rear passengers. Nice!
Yeah, the options sheet linked in the news forum show a 115-volt power outlet as not available on sport, a package option on latitude, and standard on limited and trailhawk.
 

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It's been mentioned since pretty early on that there would be an econ mode that does not permit the rear wheels to be driven. Just nobody really focuses on the swtich.
Driveline decoupling is not locked to Eco mode. Whenever the rear wheels are not needed in any driving mode the rear axle will decouple.
 

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thankfully that's not the case since it does help i just wonder how much when it comes to MPG's if it's significant or insignificant
 

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There appears to be a plus and a minus right next to the gear shift, which seems to indicate that the nine-speed can be shifted manually (sequentially). I don't remember that feature being mentioned.
 
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