Jeep Renegade Concept: for nature lovers

Article by Andrew Christian, on March 11, 2016

Jeep Renegade Concept is a two-seater vehicle ideally made for all-weather adventures— from dune-surfing to rock-crawling. The B-segment Jeep concept is built with environmental-responsible materials in line with its theme of sustainability.

The Renegade is specifically designed for environmental-friendly customers who have high regard for innovation and performance consistent with caring for nature.

Exterior Design

The large and flaring wheel openings, cut-down speedster windshield, and oversized wheels and tires, all of which are perfectly combined to deliver cross-country agility and rich experience, highlight the Jeep Renegade's "green" personality.

Some of the key exterior features of the vehicle include "deconstructed" rubber-clad headlamps and taillamps and the two sculpted doors' elongated triangular openings. While the vehicle has a roll bar, it has no top.

The cargo deck behind the cockpit can be fitted with a number of "lids" instead. Model options include a plain lid or configured lids that can accommodate particular gears for outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking.

Renegade can also come "as built.” For this model, formations are crafted to accommodate two matching water scooters with open storage underneath. Moreover, it is incorporated with a first-aid kit, fluid-fill caps, and a plug-in port.

Interior Design

Basically, the Jeep Renegade is made for sustainability, which can be described as the ratio between the energy needed to deliver and the impact of the overall delivery on the environment. The materials used in developing the vehicle were selected carefully, greatly considering their effects on the environment.

The production team made sure that the materials used are environmentally responsible in manufacturing and recyclability. Its earth-friendly interior materials include one-piece molded soy-based foam seats and doors, one-piece molded interior compartment "tub", a co-molded aluminum/silicone steering wheel, one-piece co-molded instrument panel with a urethane skin, and one-piece molded chassis made without the use of environmentally harmful resins.

Needless to say, this architecture is aligned with the brand's philosophy of being one with nature. Additionally, the HVAC system is not coolant-based and the color, gloss, and grain of the interior are molded in one-piece. Furthermore, the no-gloss exterior color of its lightweight composite body is molded in to prevent the use of automotive paints that contain harmful solvents.

The dual-cockpit instrument panel of the Jeep Renegade is balanced symmetrically for convenient plug-and-play left-hand drive and right-hand drive applications. Instead of conventional wiring, the instrumental panel is made up of wireless electronics in sealed, self-contained units that are removable. It is built with an exposed cross-car beam containing a power strip. On the other hand, the passenger side is integrated with pitch, roll indicators— which are also built into the fluid-fill gauges, and yaw.

The instrument panel is hollow, allowing enough open storage below the beam. Beneath the cross-car beam "floats" separately-configured impact-absorbing vinyl-wrapped knee-blockers. The thin multi-plane acrylic instrument cluster is mounted to the steering column while the similar but separate center control screen is mounted on a swivel base, providing both drivers and passengers with easy and convenient access.

The rotating circular LED screen placed at the intersection of the T-shaped spokes of the steering wheel allows the driver to select a driver mode. A flattened rim also leads the way to a more spacious thigh clearance. Beneath the screen is a concealed driver air bag. Meanwhile, the red or green translucent shift buttons have Drive, Park, and Reverse selections. The Renegade's sporty doors boast unique canvass-pull remote "handles".

The rush of the moving landscape through the elongated openings gives passengers the carefree feeling of open-air mobility. Its contoured, figure-form seats that are covered in soft, flexible scuba-like waterproof materials are incorporated with in-seatbelts and unique, hollow, lightweight, reverse-U-shaped headrests. Moreover, the seats feature a urethane skin with soy-based foam co-molded with a composite substructure.

The integral seatbelts, the seats' slender accent strips, and the instrument panel all have a Palm Metallic exterior color. In the central console, there is a "thermal unit" that plugs into the electrical battery pack, allowing food to be cooled or heated. The Jeep Renegade's weather-tight and durable interior is inspired by the simplicity and functionality of scuba diving gears. Its wirelessness is intended to be hosed down.

Jeep Renegade Concept had a drain in the floor. The formations built into its mat are made to channel water to the opening. Above the tub floor floats hollow-section billet-formed pedals. The carefully selected materials and highly functional features of the Jeep Renegade altogether allow for agility and high-performance without yielding harmful effects to nature.

Aside from providing quality experience to customers as they enjoy and maintain their active lives, Jeep is also into promoting environmental awareness and taking care of the nature by minimizing environmentally dangerous impacts.

Powertrain

The Jeep Renegade's advanced propulsion system begins with a 40 mile lithium-ion battery pack. It has a small displacement 1.5-liter, three-cylinder BLUETEC diesel engine for a range extender, making the vehicle perfect for journeys beyond 40 miles.

Notably, the Jeep Renegade has a 400-mile range. The engine generates an extra 115 hp when necessary while cutting exhaust emissions greater than standard gasoline engines.

The Renegade boasts a 110 miles per gallon of equivalent petroleum fuel economy, which is four to five times greater than equivalent gasoline-only models.

On the other hand, its lightweight aluminum design and regen-braking system enhance the Renegade's overall efficiency.

The dual electric 200 kW or 268 hp motors complement a highly capable 4x4 vehicle that comes complete with low range and locking differentials, making it worthy of carrying the Jeep brand.

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