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2015 Jeep® Renegade: “Tek-Tonic” By Design

November 10, 2014

What inspires you?

The smell of freshly mowed grass … ocean waves … contemporary architecture … Not sure?

Well, it appears that the interior designers of the all-new 2015 Jeep® Renegade have found their collective muse.

The Renegade interior features a rugged and energetic appearance that builds upon the Jeep brand’s legendary heritage. Its precisely crafted details, innovative and high-quality color and material appointments, state-of-the-art technology, and clever storage features draw inspiration from contemporary extreme sports gear and lifestyles.

“The small SUV segment is a new segment for the Jeep brand and allowed us an opportunity to excite our new global customers with craftsmanship and versatility wrapped in colors, textures and styling that matches their thrill-seeking attitudes,” said Klaus Busse, Head of Interior Design. “From technically styled elements, anodized interior accents, to colors and materials inspired from extreme sports equipment, the Renegade stands out in the segment.”

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    2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude and Trailhawk Models

  • Find out how the designers set the All-New 2015 Jeep® Renegade Trailhawk® apart from the rest of the Renegade lineup.

  • Learn how some of the most famous trails in the world played a role in the design of the All-New 2015 Renegade.

  • Find out how adventure sports equipment inspired the design of the All-New 2015 Jeep® Renegade.

  • The Jeep brand has over seven decades of history to build upon. Find out how its rich military heritage and legendary 4x4 capability inspired the designers of the All-New 2015 Jeep® Renegade.

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    When the sky isn’t the limit ... “Free Falling” Bark Brown and Ski Gray two-tone interior combination with Orange details

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    Stake your ground is the “Trailhawk” Black monotone interior that features Ruby Red anodized finishes

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    Ruby Red anodized finishes and stitched accents

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    A unique Trailhawk signature

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    Paintball provided the inspiration for the mud-splattered gauge cluster.

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    Leave no trail behind is the “Trespass Black” monotone interior

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    A little grit, a whole lot of grind is the “Sand Surfing” Black and Warm Sand two-tone interior combination. This combination is highlighted with Satin Chrome accents and features an embossed cloth.

In order to drive discipline into the process of unifying the multitude of influences, designers adhered to four key principles:

Make an Emotional Design Impact
When designers of the 2015 Jeep Renegade began the interior design process, they started with a fresh canvas and simple design brief: create a small SUV that they themselves would aspire to own. This objective is strikingly apparent in the Renegade’s dynamic lines, hand-sculpted forms, and emotional character. The 2015 Jeep Renegade’s iconic design sets it apart in the global marketplace.

Integrate the latest state-of-the-art technologies
The interior of the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade has a distinctive form language which Jeep designers have titled “Tek-Tonic.” The Tek-Tonic design theme is defined by the intersections of soft and tactile forms with rugged and functional details. Major surfaces such as the sculpted soft-touch instrument panel are intersected with bold functional elements like the passenger grab handle. Indispensable for off-road adventures, the robust handle is borrowed from its big brother, the legendary Jeep Wrangler. It cleverly integrates into the passenger air vent to create a unique sculpted element. The unique center vent “air-pod” and anodized accents draw inspiration from performance goggles and boots used in extreme sports. Unique protective clamps that surround the Uconnect touchscreens, shifter bezel, and front-door speaker bezels exude strength and precision. The clamp surrounding the touchscreens is embossed with “Since 1941,” paying homage to the Jeep brand’s legendary history.

For the driver, the 2015 Jeep Renegade features a unique steering wheel with a thick, substantial rim section. Integrated audio, voice, and vehicle controls add a new level of convenience and sophistication to the small SUV market. For added cold-weather comfort, a segment-exclusive 360-degree heated steering wheel is available.

In front of the driver, the instrument cluster design frames the outboard air vent and includes a large analog speedometer and tachometer. For an added sense of adventure, Renegade’s gauge cluster features a mud-splatter design graphic that originated from one of the Jeep design team’s weekend paintball adventures.

Straddling both gauges is a 3.5-inch monochrome display or a state-of-the-art 7-inch TFT display that provides full-color vehicle information and allows the driver to enjoy a customized user experience. Both screens provide vehicle information and feedback through intuitive design, all to keep the driver’s hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The Renegade’s lower instrument panel neatly integrates climate controls, a dampened glove box and the media center with USB, auxiliary input and 12-volt power connectivity for mobile devices. Proudly touting its Jeep design DNA and capability is a rubberized tray behind the media center, molded with a topography map of Moab, Utah – a legendary off-road spot for Jeep enthusiasts. Similar to the X-shape inspired roof and tail lamps are the two front cup holders with the same embossed design detail that also helps to grip and secure different-sized beverage containers.

The Jeep Renegade’s center console armrest is wrapped, providing a softer touch, and offers an adjustable position for improved comfort. For added detail, the newly familiar protective clamp bezel surrounds the transmission shifter and is finished in an anodized accent color to match the climate control vents.

Develop clever storage and intelligent use of space
The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade’s front and rear door panels feature a high-level of soft-wrapped materials to provide added craftsmanship and a look that is more pleasing to the eye. The distinctive anodized protective clamp bezels surrounding the door speakers tie in the “Tek-Tonic” interior design theme. Integrated door pockets provide passengers with added storage convenience for gadgets or beverages.

Passenger seats in the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade are ergonomically designed to support the contour of the body during longer journeys, and are trimmed with premium cloth or leather. The Renegade includes a second-row 60/40-split seats, or for added convenience, 40/20/40-split seats with cargo area pass-through is available.

In addition to its 18.5 cu.ft. (525 liters) of storage, or 50.8 cu.ft. (1,440 liters) with rear seats folded flat, the vehicle neatly stows the removable My Sky roof panels underneath its dual-position rear cargo area shelf. A uniquely designed Jeep My Sky roof-panel bag is included to protect the panels and help keep the cargo area clean. Maximizing versatility is a fold-forward front seat that enables the all-new Renegade to accommodate up to a 5-foot ladder.

Use high-quality materials with an inspired color and materials story
Following the Jeep interior design team’s philosophy for the Renegade, introduced and seen in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, a new approach for color and materials inspiration was obtained through different lifestyle adventures and locations around the world, creating invigorating color and material environments.  It should also be noted that the 2014 Jeep Cherokee was named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List for 2014.

The all-new 2015 Renegade offers the open-air freedom and iconic styling Jeep is known for in an all-new efficient, trail and urban-friendly size – designed to take the growing global small SUV segment head-on with its beefy proportions and purposeful design elements. Inside, the Renegade features high-quality materials and maximizes versatility and capability through clever, thoughtful storage features and useful technology.

“With its powerful stance, rugged body forms and aggressive proportions, the all-new Renegade is pure Jeep design – styled for best-in-class off-road capability and a symbol of American design and ingenuity,” said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design. “And with its city-friendly size and clever My Sky roof panel system inspired by the legendary Jeep Wrangler, Renegade will attract a new wave of youthful and adventurous customers around the world to the brand.”