It’s a Jeep, not an SUV. This might be the best definition of a brand in this regard. The emblem that is the Renegade, which was born in 2015, and which, like few others, was able to almost hypnotize the user of multipurpose vehicles, perhaps like no otherAnd give the lovers of seven bars something they need.
The Renegade did much more than meet the proposed objectives, and this can be confirmed by looking at the streets of large cities, but also in the interior of the country. It differs because of the size of its Jeep, because of the spirit it carries and which it portrays as the successor to the Legend born with the Willys in 1941, and because it is a B-segment SUV with 4×4 capacity.Of which it has little to do with its merits, benefits and price.
But he needed one more step. An update was needed to keep it at the top of the table To compete with the variety and quantity of models that have reached The compact SUV segment is like no other. The Sport version’s 1.8-litre engine was “somewhat smaller”, higher in the 5-speed manual gearbox version than the 6-speed automatic, but needed to be increased.
And finally the new Renegade arrived, that changes beauty bumpers, grille, lights, wheels and mirrors outside, and a new dashboard and steering wheel inside, plus a panoramic roof in the most equipped version, but which originally had a The new 4-cylinder and 1.3-litre turbo gasoline engine capable of delivering 175 hp now has everything it needs to lead the really congested segment. The market will give its verdict later, but there is reason to be optimistic.
Jeep decided that the way to officially launch it was Jeep Style. With a truly adventurous experience. So, taking advantage of the brand’s presence in ski resorts This winter season 2022 . in Cerro Bayoput a fleet of Renegade Trialhawk T270 4×4 to travel for two days, between areas of varying difficulty San Martín de los Andes, Villa la Angostura and San Carlos de Bariloche.
The weather helped, as, thanks to harsh winters like few others in recent years, the caravan, led by expert Ricky Zapic, was tasked with testing the vehicle’s properties in all kinds of terrain, from hard ground due to the presence of stone. The opportunity arose, passing through large swamps of snow, deep mud with icy parts. it can be said that There was more demand than a user of a Renegade could have requested from the car, Especially its clearance is not so beneficial for heavy off-road and road specification to be shod with tires and not for complex terrain.
However, Jeep defended it very well for the variety of its electronic settings for different floors, which have now been expanded with Rock Mode and its new 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Maybe therein lies the secret. five driving modes, Auto (automatic), Snow (snow), Sand (sand), Mud (mud) and Rock (khona), Selectable from a simple wheel mechanism, but also two additional ones 4WD low, and 4WD locked.
A combination of these systems, called the Jeep Selec-Terrain, is included, allowing for a mix of options. Worth knowing in order to use a Renegade Trialhawk to its full potential.
Each mode interacts with up to four different systems, the engine injection system which more or less controls the power delivery, i.e. dosing the torque as needed. so if the selection is Mud or sand, it will give the maximum torque possible, but if it is snow it will do the opposite. Furthermore, the transmission works, because in Mud or sand will drag down the RPMs before shifting to the next gear, but in snow it will overtake them, shifting at lower revs to avoid skidding. Another factor interfering with these configurations is On or off driving aidsbecause once again, depending on the terrain, it goes reduce or increase their effectSuch as traction control, to release effort from a spinning wheel and apply it to the gripper.
eventually, A differential lock called 4WD Lock and an electronic reduction of first gear called 4WD Low are the other two devices the new Renegade has To assist your driver in difficult terrain. What the 4WD Lock does is overtake the terrain where it would be necessary to have 50% forward and 50% rear traction, something that will happen even when driving in auto mode, but with a difference of immediacy. system Can fully detect changes in auto gripEven on an asphalt route where it suddenly starts raining heavily, and distributes the traction between the two axles, this function requires the time the sensor needs to register the change of floor and that amendment needs to be done, while With 4WD lock, it’s up to the driver, and with the push of a button, it’s already activated.
In the case of Systema 4WD LowIt is not about a parallel box as the mechanics of other times were with high and low for all changes, but only A unique box containing the first very small, so much so that it is only used when it is requested with another switch such as a differential lock. Thus, excluding demand, The Renegade Trialhawk actually uses 8 gears in other modesAlways start from second gear which is used as long time first.
The vehicle clearly evolved in off-road capabilitiesbut also maintains the level of equipment as per the demand of a consumer who wants to get it technology support to maintain the standards of passive and active protection of the current market.
For the time being four versions will be maintained, The Sport retains the 130 hp 1.8 engine with options of a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic and simple traction, intermediate call The Longitude which already includes the new turbo engine, albeit with the same 6-speed gearbox and rear-wheel drive, And the Jewel of the Renegade, Edition The Trialhawk, the same 1.3-litre engine with 175 hp and 270 Nm of torque already starts at 1,850 RPM and maintains it up to 4,000 RPM, and a 9-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
As they say in Jeep, icons don’t change, icons evolve over time.