Mission One: Deserthawk
This version of the Renegade looks like a U.S. version of the limited Desert Hawk model from the Paris auto show earlier this year.
It finds its roots from a Jeep Easter Safari concept model from 2015. It sports an identical Moab map on the hood, U.S. Army-looking star decals on the D-pillars, and black 17-inch wheels. It offers drivers a choice of four colors: Alpine White, Anvil, and Black. The fourth choice, Mojave Sand, only comes with this limited model.
Inside custom touches range from the black leather seats with light frost stitching and accents. All-weather floor mats and cargo tray mat keep it practical.
The ‘hawk’ part of the name comes from using the Trailhawk as a base. It offers 4×4 driving with Jeep Active Drive Low. The Selec-Terrain system in Rock mode provides 8.7-inches of ground clearance. Skid plates and red front and rear tow hooks add working flare. Beneath the hood sits the 2.4-liter Tigershark using nine-speed automatic transmission.
Mission Two: Altitude
This model takes the accents on the interior and exterior and blacks it all out. The exterior goes gloss black on the 18-inch wheels, front and rear badging, grille rings, tail lamp rings, and other accents. Inside black covers the seats in premium clothe and High Gloss Black for the finishes. Metal Diamond pops on the shifter knob and door handles.
The Altitude offers all the Renegade exterior colors. It uses the Latitude model for its base. It offers both engine choices. The more powerful 2.4-liter Tigershark gets 180-horsepower and pairs to nine-speed automatic. The 1.4-liter has 160-horses and six-speed automatic.
Both models will be going on display next week at the LA Auto Show before going on sale in January. The Deserthawk starts at $22,390. The Altitude at $17,995.