If you haven't heard anything about Jeep's brand new model, the Renegade, then it's likely that you've been living under a rock.
It hasn't even hit the American market yet, and it's created quite the conversation. Market experts are predicting that popularity of the Renegade is going to seriously disrupt the crossover market.
And that wouldn’t be surprising since Jeep is already responsible for 25 percent of automotive sales in the U.S.
Meanwhile a lot of consumers who are new to the brand are seriously intrigued by the Renegade's inviting take on what it means to be a Jeep.
If it has peaked your attention, prepare to find yourself even more curious about what it feels like to be behind the wheel. Here are five of the Renegade's unique traits that you should not miss out on.
That's right. Inspiration for the Renegade's unique design came from multiple sources, but one of them was a vintage, military gas can. Hence the "x" shapes on the taillights.
Other ideas were drawn from outdoor adventure gear like rock climbing helmets and carabineers. Jeep designers wanted the Renegade to have a fresh, exciting feel without losing the signature brand markers.
What they got was a savvy crossover that, while definitely recognizable as a Jeep, has a whole new vibe.
Thanks to a My Sky dual-panel roof, the Renegade offers you lots of different options for enjoying the sunshine.
If you're in the mood to keep things quiet and contained, you can leave both panels locked in place. But if you're feeling like a little fresh air, retract one panel and let some in.
And if you just want to go wild and revel in the breeze, remove both sections and store them in back. It's a great feature for those gorgeous summer days when you're taking off for the beach.
The Renegade Trailhawk comes fully Trail Rated and ready to take on off-road challenges like a champ. With a Best-In-Class 4x4 system and the most advanced Selec-Terrain system to date, this is one capable crossover.
It also comes prepared with a 0.8-inch factory lift, 17-inch aluminum wheels, heavy duty tires, skid plates, and tow hooks. So what trail do you want to hit first?
Today's Jeep's are known for their incredibly comfortable and convenient interiors. The Renegade has one of the most highly praised infotainment systems in the industry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, brightly colored accents, and so much more.
But beyond its phenomenal list of sophisticated features, Jeep has also added a few more personal touches. For instance, in some trim levels, you'll find an imprinted map of the Moab desert, a well-known off-road destination.
It's the little things that truly set a vehicle apart from run-of-the-mill competitors, and this Jeep has plenty of fun details to make you smile.
The Renegade is equipped with an exceptionally smooth 9-speed transmission, which not only makes driving a pleasure, but also makes fuel efficiency no problem.
Though official EPA ratings haven't been released yet, the Renegade is predicted to get around 30 miles per gallon on the highway, like its cousin, the Jeep Cherokee.
So you can take that road trip you've been dreaming about because one tank will last for quite a while.