2017 Jeep Renegade DeserthawkEnlarge Photo
Two new editions of the Jeep Renegade will make their debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the media and the public next week.
Neither of the new editions makes any big changes to the running gear on the Renegade. Taking the easier route to the show is the Renegade Altitude. It starts with Latitude-level gear, and can be fitted on vehicles with either the 2.4-liter inline-4 and 9-speed automatic, or on the 1.4-liter turbo-4 with the 6-speed manual.
For $22,390 before destination charges, the Altitude bundles 18-inch wheels with a lot of blackout paint and trim. Inside there are black cloth seats and black interior trim. We're not sure why they didn't name it the Joy Division Edition--it is the 40th anniversary of the band's founding--but given all the darkness that surrounds it, the Renegade Altitude is basically the perfect Goth off-roader.
The Renegade Deserthawk puts its trail-cutting hardware to the forefront. Starting with a Trailhawk edition, the Deserthawk comes in colors other than black (sand and white) and has a trailer-tow group, stickers, 17-inch black wheels, black leather seats, and all-weather floor protection in its kit.
Otherwise, it's a Trailhawk, with a low drive gear, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, hill descent control, and a tow rating of 2,000 pounds. It's only offered with the naturally aspirated inline-4 and the 9-speed automatic, and prices start at $28,140 before destination.
The 2016 L.A. auto show gets underway November 14. For more coverage on the show, head to our dedicated hub.