Muscat: Dhofar Automotive, the official distributor of Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and RAM vehicles in the Sultanate announced the arrival of the new 2020 Jeep Renegade at its showrooms in the Sultanate. Belonging to the B-SUV category, the Jeep Renegade was first introduced in 2015 and was the first Jeep SUV to be manufactured in Italy, at the Melfi SATA Plant. It soon became a popular choice for customers who were looking for an SUV that combined the unmatched off-road capabilities of the Jeep brand with its design and style that are also perfect for the city. The Jeep Renegade embodies these features, highlighted by its unmistakable Jeep design, iconic seven-slot grille and a look that showcases strength and durability. With the introduction of the Renegade, Jeep’s product offering extends to all market segments, allowing everyone to own an SUV that is suitable for all their individual needs.
Commenting on the arrival of the new 2020 Jeep Renegade to the Sultanate, Biju Luckose, the Marketing Manager at Dhofar Automotive said, “The Jeep Renegade model has gained popular acclaim since its first launch in 2015, complemented by a high number of sales, while simultaneously being a welcome addition that strengthened the history of the legendary brand. Here in the Sultanate, Jeep is an extremely popular brand among its category of durable cars, further enhanced by its large fan base. With the arrival of the new models of the Jeep Renegade 2020, owning a car with this potential has opened the doors of possibility for all SUV fanatics and we are confident that it will be a valuable addition to our existing range of Jeep models in the Sultanate. The Jeep Renegade has distinctive interior and exterior designs combined with excellent capabilities and is made for those looking for a unique driving experience, without compromising on the legacy of the Jeep brand as a name that defines power and performance. The Jeep Renegade 2020 is truly a vehicle with unparalleled capabilities, setting a new standard in its class that will definitely deliver excellent performance, no matter the terrain.”
New turbo petrol engine
The new Renegade is powered by the new turbo petrol engine. Based on a modular structure, 1.3-liter, 180 hp paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with torque converter is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive traction; 4WD is also available on the most off-road capable version Trailhawk Peak torque is equal to 270 Nm.
The new 2020 Renegade features a new front-end design delivering a more modern look thanks to a new front fascia, which now sports a redesigned, cut-in silhouette 7-slot Jeep grille - similar to the Wrangler, new headlamps and fog lamps. The roof bars are black on Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk models.
Key new features of the model are the new headlamps with full-LED daytime running lights, high beam, low beam and fog lamps (optional on Limited and Trailhawk) that enhance the vehicle’s efficiency and safety.
The exteriors are completed by new wheels, which convey an exclusive appeal to the Renegade and further add to the endless possibilities of customisation offered to its customers. The new model year offers five different wheel options – including 16-inch, 17-inch, 18-inch and 19-inch - with the latter introduced for the first time and exclusive to the Limited trim – all featuring special finishes.
The result is a vehicle which is inspired by the design of Jeep Wrangler through mutual stylistic hints and influences and is characterised by an even more distinctive and innovative styling, while remaining true to the tradition of the Jeep brand. The exterior of the vehicle retains the functionality that has always been a distinctive feature of the Renegade design and its robust-shaped body. An open-air roof system is available to provide customers with open-air freedom — another common and unmistakable feature shared with the Wrangler: the exclusive My Sky, characterised by two lightweight panels which can be easily removed and stowed in the boot.
Attention to details, roominess and functionality
Since its launch, Renegade has stood out for its all-round functionality. This has been further enhanced to offer a new central console, which now features a built-in smartphone holder, new cup holders and additional storage compartments, including a pocket for an iPad Mini or other small accessories. Also new is the position of the additional USB port (now located at the rear of the central armrest for easy access by backseat passengers), standard from the Longitude up. These clever solutions provide more than 1.2 liters of additional storage compartment.
Even in terms of interior roominess, the Renegade is at the top of its category, distinguishing itself in terms of headroom and width of the seats.
Legendary Jeep off-road capability
The new Jeep Renegade is available in two configurations, with two- or four-wheel drive. Legendary Jeep off-road capability is guaranteed by two advanced 4x4 systems, Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low which secure benchmark performance in all conditions of use. Jeep Selec-Terrain is integrated with four settings (Auto, default mode with rear-axle disconnect; Snow, 4WD mode calibrated to reduce understeering; Sand and Mud, a 4WD mode for maximising low-speed traction promoting further wheel spin) for optimal response on all road surfaces.
Jeep Active Drive
Jeep Active Drive is a fully automatic system and delivers seamless operation in and out of the four-wheel drive, and at any speed, reducing energy loss when 4WD is not needed to the benefit of fuel efficiency. The system does not require any driver intervention, delivers yaw correction during dynamic events and improves response in both understeer and oversteer conditions. Jeep Active Drive can transfer torque to the rear wheels, enabling optimal grip in low-traction conditions.
Jeep Active Drive Low
Jeep Active Drive Low integrates Jeep Active Drive for genuine 4x4 performance. The system, paired with the 1.3-liter Turbo petrol engine and nine-speed transmission, guarantees the best off-road capabilities of the category in extreme off-road driving conditions. Jeep Active Drive Low adds Hill-Descent Control functions to Selec-Terrain.
With its independent-wheel suspension able to guarantee a maximum wheel articulation up to 205 mm and a ground clearance of up to 210 mm, Jeep Renegade Trailhawk defines the reference in the segment and offers best-in-class 4x4 capability. Furthermore, on this version, Selec-Terrain integrates the Rock function to maximise wheel traction and improve grip.
Connectivity and infotainment
Depending on the trim, the new Jeep Renegade can be equipped with, UconnectTM 7-inch or UconnectTM 8.4-inch NAV, which include touchscreens and easy-to-use features, and a more powerful processor with improved response capability. This allows the driver to control the climate system, the sound system and much more directly from the UconnectTM display, resulting in additional safety while driving.
Both UconnectTM 7-inch or 8.4-inch NAV systems also feature a high-definition, capacitive, full-color touchscreen which significantly enhances the user interface experience, offering pinch and zoom capability and a customisable menu bar with ‘Drag and Drop’.
The UconnectTM 7-inch and 8.4-inch NAV systems on the new Renegade integrate with Apple CarPlay, the smartest and safe way to use the iPhone while driving. The infotainment system is also compatible with Android AutoTM that brings the best of Google directly to the mid-size Jeep SUV.
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ allow customers to continue the Apple/ Android experience in the car, by mirroring apps and services of the central display and is designed to make retrieving information while driving easy and safe.
For more information on Jeep Renegade or to book a test drive, visit Dhofar Automotive showrooms, or call +968 2458 4530, or visit www.dhofarautomotive.com
About Dhofar Automotive
Established in 2010 as a joint venture between The Zubair Automotive Group and Shanfari Automotive, Dhofar Automotive is an authorised distributor for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Alfa Romeo, and Mopar brands in Oman.
Over the past seven years, Dhofar Automotive has built a strong reputation for its total commitment to deliver innovative and exceptional customer service in both sales and after sales. Continuing to invest heavily on network expansion and facility enhancement, the company today sports six showrooms and nine service stations across the county, placing itself as amongst the strongest dealership networks in the country.
Supported by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Middle East and backed by the iconic personalities of its eight distinct brands, Dhofar Automotive continues to secure a healthy market share for each brand it represents. The company’s ultimate goal however, has always been to become a trusted lifetime partner for each and every one of its customers.
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