Jeep has announced the details of a new limited edition Renegade ‘Desert Hawk’ version. Following in the tyre tracks of the popular Night Eagle and Dawn of Justice versions, the new Desert Hawk is aimed to carry on the Jeep Renegade tradition of introducing new and exciting variations as it builds on its reputation. Designed to enhance Jeep Renegade’s popular design, the new Desert Hawk version takes the Renegade Trailhawk’s rugged appearance and capability a step further with exclusive features and functionality inspired by the desert. Will this land on the Indian shores? There is no official statment about the Indian launch and the chances of that happening look very bleak.
Available in Alpine White, Anvil, Black or – exclusive to Desert Hawk – Mojave Sand, the Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk features 17-inch Low Gloss Black wheels, exclusive bonnet and rear body panel decals.
Inside, the Renegade Desert Hawk features exclusive seats in black leather and fabric – the seat base features a Moab desert map logo – with electric lumbar support for the driver. There is also a leather wrapped steering wheel, dual zone climate control, DAB UConnect radio with 6.5-inch touchscreen, Live services, Bluetooth and satnav, 7-inch full-colour thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display and cruise control.
The Renegade Desert Hawk, like the Trailhawk, is claimed to deliver best-in-class Trail Rated 4×4 capability with standard Jeep Active Drive Low with 20:1 crawl ratio; Selec-Terrain system which includes a Sand mode and an exclusive Rock mode, 8.7-inch ground clearance, skid plates, 8.1-inch wheel articulation, Hill-descent Control and 19-inch water fording.
The Renegade Desert Hawk comes as standard with a 170 hp 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It costs from £28,995 (INR 24.16 lakh) OTR for the 2.0 MultiJet II 170hp 4WD in the UK market