The new Jeep Renegade will be priced from £16,995 when order books open on 6 January next year.
Kicking off the 18-strong model range for the compact SUV is the front-wheel-drive 1.6 eTorq Evo 108bhp Sport. The flagship model is the four-wheel-drive 2.0 MJet 168bhp ‘Auto Low Trailhawk’, costing £27,995.
Buyers get a choice of four different trim levels – Sport, Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk – with a choice of petrol or turbo diesel engines and in either front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive configurations. Four-wheel-drive versions are only available mated to Jeep's nine-speed automatic transmission.
Two petrol engines are offered: 168bhp turbo and 138bhp naturally aspirated versions of Fiat’s 1.4-litre MultiAir four-pot. Diesel engines come in the form of a 138bhp 1.6 and a 2.0-litre unit with 168bhp and 258lb ft of torque.
Standard equipment in the entry-level Sport model includes DAB radio with touchscreen and Bluetooth, air conditioning, 16-inch alloy wheels and an electric parking brake. Mid-range Longitude spec gains 17-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured door mirrors, cruise control and a six-speaker audio system.
The Limited version further adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats and steering wheel, leather upholstery and rear parking sensors. The halo Trailhawk model completes the line-up with dual-zone climate control and front suspension and fuel tank skid plates.
Jeep experts say the Trailhawk’s raised suspension and short overhangs give it best-in-class off-road capabilities.