Italian finesse marks Jeep 1.4 LTD 4WD
When the Jeep Renegade first rolled off the factory floor in 2015, it had made a unique history for the American vehicle, as the first Jeep to be built in Italy. That first edition of the Renegade had a 4×2 configuration, and went on to conquer the world as one of the best looking mid-size SUVs around.
Last year automaker Chrysler celebrated Jeep’s 75th anniversary, and to complete that party mood the Jeep Renegade 1.4 Limited 4WD was released. This further enhanced the reputation the Renegade 4×2 had already acquired, this time tendering to the needs of those who enjoy offroad driving in luxury.
Of course offroad should not be a dull affair, that’s why the Renegade rocks shiny bright colours, because you want to stand out like that in the rough if you are driving this Jeep vehicle!
The Limited edition boasts bronze badging, fascia and grille, body colour mirrors and door handles, rear tow hook, 18” bronze alloy wheels, navigation system and My Sky roof.
The Italian finesse does not end with the exterior looks only as the new Renegade is fitted with Fiat’s 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that delivers 103 kW and 230 Nm of torque. Those figures are delivered to the front wheels via a slick-shifting 6-speed manual gearbox. For the size of the Renegade, those figures do a good job of scooting this baby SUV around the city.
The best part of driving this Renegade is experiencing how the engine and transmission complement each other. With Stop/Start in operation, you will barely hear the engine come to life, it’s that quiet. I was further taken aback by how smooth the transmission is. The lever is super light and the right gear is engaged with ease, making the Renegade a pleasure to drive, one of the smoothest transmissions around.
Leather upholstery and Satellite Navigation come standard. The multi-function steering wheel is wrapped in leather and can be adjusted to suit the driver’s needs. The Renegade Limited boasts a 7-inch multi-view touchscreen which is easy to use, and houses the radio and navigation system. The system also offers Bluetooth capability and has two USB ports for charging or syncing devices.
• Bright exhaust tips
• Carpeted front floor mats
• Leather shift knob
• Lane departure warning plus
• Bright roof side rails
• Dual zone automatic air conditioning
• Door trim with vinyl insert
• Premium cloth seats
1.4L T Limited 4WD 75th Anniversary R543 900
• with 6 year/100 000km maintenance p
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