The first Spy Shots of the China-made Jeep Renegade testing in China. The Jeep Renegade will be manufactured by the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture in a new factory in Guangzhou City. Production will start late this year. Earlier on we heard Jeep was planning to import the Renegade until the start of the local production, but that idea was apparently abandoned.
The Renegade will be joined in Guangzhou by the Jeep Compass. The Jeep Cherokee will be manufactured in the existing factory in the city of Changsha in Hunan Province. This factory also manufactures the Fiat Viaggio and the Fiat Ottimo, which are based on the same platform as the Jeep Cherokee, and the Dodge Dart.
The China-made Renegade will be available with two four-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.4 turbo and a 2.4. The 1.4 will be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed DCT, and the 2.4 will be mated to a nine-speed automatic. Price will start around 150.000 yuan and end around 280.000 yuan ($24.000 – 45.000).