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WranglerChrysler Announces Liberty Renegade and Wrangler Mountain
Posted by mike on 2010/1/8 7:36:30 (2501) reads

In anticipation of the 2010 North American International Auto Show, Chrysler has announced a couple of new variants for their Jeep lineup to go along with the recently announced Wrangler Islander. There's not a whole lot of "new" in either model, rather they both seem to be just rebranded combinations of options along with some unique styling (and stickers!)

The new 2010 Jeep Liberty Renegade boasts a new premium, rugged appearance with standard class-leading capability features, while the Jeep Wrangler lineup is expanded with unique limited-edition models – Jeep Wrangler Islander and Jeep Wrangler Mountain – that deliver high-impact visual appeal with outdoor fun-and-freedom themes.

“While clearly appealing to our core customers, these three new Jeep models will attract new customers to the Jeep dealer showroom,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The new Liberty Renegade delivers renowned Jeep capability and an array of standard features in a stunning new rugged, premium design, while both Wrangler models expand the iconic anchor of the Jeep brand with unique, limited-edition versions that consumers have told us they want.”

The new Jeep Liberty Renegade and Jeep Wrangler Islander edition will be available in Jeep showrooms in the first quarter of 2010. The Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition will follow in the second quarter.

(pics after the jump)

Jeep Liberty Renegade

The “Renegade” name returns to the Jeep® lineup for 2010. First used in 1964 on the inside door opening of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Renegade has always represented the rebellious heart and soul of the Jeep brand.

Positioned between Liberty’s Sport and Limited models, the new Jeep Liberty Renegade expands the Jeep Liberty lineup, delivering renowned capability – highlighted by Jeep’s Selec-Trac® II full-time, shift-on-the-fly, active four-wheel-drive system – in a unique, premium and rugged new design.

Jeep Liberty Renegade is offered in a new, Renegade-exclusive Salsa Red Pearl Coat exterior, as well as Natural Green Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Stone White Clear Coat.

Standard Liberty Renegade exterior features include painted Mineral Gray Keystone 16-inch wheels that wear new, rugged all-terrain P235/70R16 outline white letter (OWL); dark neutral metallic wheel flares, lower side sills, front and rear fascia, body side moldings and rear license plate bar; black headlamp bezel; Argent Silver accent on the lower fascia appliqué and roof rack; Satin Black vinyl hood graphics; deep-tint glass; fog lamps; skid plates and tow hooks.

Inside, standard appointments include new premium cloth seats; leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, instrument panel grab handle and park-brake boot; new driftwood accent bezels; leather-wrapped center console and soft-door armrests; premium Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC); cruise control; security alarm; rear cargo cover and steering-wheel-mounted radio controls.

Jeep Liberty Renegade’s standard Selec-Trac II active four-wheel-drive system offers customers the benefit of a fully electronic two-speed active transfer case and Brake-traction Control System (BTCS). It instantly anticipates wheel slip and redirects torque accordingly, which is ideal for off-roading or when driving in inclement weather.

This premium system offers a “4WD Auto” mode that is ideal for full-time driving. When in 4WD Auto mode, the system uses vehicle sensors to adjust and redirect torque between front and rear axles based on real-time driving conditions, providing the vehicle with responsive tractive performance.

For added capability when traversing steep grades, rough terrain or extremely poor traction surfaces, the transfer case includes a “4WD Low” mode. This second-speed gear multiplies engine torque 2.72 times and locks the clutch pack for maximum traction.

Electric shifting between 2WD, 4WD Auto and 4WD Low is accomplished with a console-mounted switch. A push-pin button is used to shift to Neutral mode.

A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard on all Jeep Liberty models, including the new Renegade. The 3.7-liter engine produces 210 horsepower (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm.

All Jeep Liberty models offer customers an “only-in-a-Jeep” open-air experience, courtesy of Jeep’s industry-exclusive Sky Slider™ full-length open-canvas roof.

Jeep Wrangler Mountain

Further expanding the iconic Wrangler brand’s reach, Jeep delivers another high-impact, limited-edition model with the Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition.

The Jeep Wrangler Mountain edition is based on the Wrangler Sport S package, and is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited 4x4 models.

Exterior features include a unique “Mountain” decal on the hood with latitude and longitude coordinates that represent an actual location relating to the “Mountain” theme of the vehicle; painted high-gloss Mineral Gray 17-inch Moab wheels, grille and bumper appliqués; tubular side steps; 32-inch tires; black tail lamp guards; and a fuel-filler door from Mopar.

Available exterior colors include Rescue Green Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat.

Interior features include an embossed seat insert with embroidered “Mountain logo,” and anodized graphite heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) rings.

The Jeep Wrangler Mountain option package will be available at a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $1,820.

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77chief
Posted: 2010/1/12 19:21  Updated: 2010/1/12 19:22
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 Re: Chrysler Announces Liberty Renegade and Wrangler Moun...
renegade in my mind = cj with a v8. originally the renegade edition cj5/6 was a performance package NOT just stickers.

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bkcurtis
Posted: 2010/1/21 8:16  Updated: 2010/1/21 8:19
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 Re: Chrysler Announces Liberty Renegade and Wrangler Moun...
I wish our 09 Liberty Sport had some of the 'stickers' the Renegade has for appearance and off-roading.

While it might not meet your expectations, it is an upgrade to our Liberty.

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AngryNJ
Posted: 2010/1/11 18:43  Updated: 2010/1/11 18:43
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 Pathetic.
Geez, I know that Chrysler is desperate, but this brings lazy marketing / desperation to a new low. Stickers? Are you kidding? Sigh... I don't have high hopes for Chrysler/Jeep based on what I have been seeing as of late.

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jerryjeep
Posted: 2010/1/8 17:04  Updated: 2010/1/8 17:04
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 Re: Chrysler Announces Liberty Renegade and Wrangler Moun...
I have always been a big fan of JEEP but what are they thinking?? $1820 for some bogus Hood decals and embroidered seat covers? Come on--Mr. Manley --you can do better than that!

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MarkH
Posted: 2010/1/8 8:58  Updated: 2010/1/8 12:57
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Yaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnn!

...hard to believe that somewhere within the JEEP division, there is a team of designers actually collecting paychecks for these boring luke-warm-overed reduxes.

Embarrassing & pathetic !

Give a few of us on this blog a few pitchers of beer, and an afternoon at Hooters, and we could come up with a handful of much more exciting, inexpensive improvements --to tide us over until the new Phoenix, errr umm, Pentastar V6s come out.

Ooohh, what will the geniuses come up with next? Embroidered floormats & seatcovers??

Sonnafabitch, after checking further, it DOES have (click here:) embroidered seat covers. I'm gonna puke...

When will they learn that the Wrangler is about function & utility ...not decals, embroidery & prissy pieces?

If I had 5 minutes (and a beer) I'd cough up a dozen better ideas for Mr. Manley, but he wouldn't listen anyway...

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trevorj
Posted: 2010/1/8 12:53  Updated: 2010/1/8 12:53
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YEAH! ... what he said.

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Posted: 2010/1/9 20:16  Updated: 2010/1/9 20:16
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I like the tire and wheel package on the mountain. The decal is WEAK. The first thing I'd do is pay a detailer to remove it.

Put some real tires on the Renegade and a selectable locker or limited slip and I'd consider it.
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