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Liberty‘Renegade’ Name Returns for All-New Jeep® Liberty Model
Posted by mike on 2002/2/14 0:00:00 (979) reads

The 'Renegade' name makes its comeback to the Jeep® lineup for 2002 - only now it will be worn by an all-new, adventurous model of the successful Jeep Liberty. First used in 1964 on the inside door opening of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Renegade name has always represented the rebellious heart and soul of the Jeep brand, desired by so many Jeep loyalists. Designed for nonstop exploring, the 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade model made its debut at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show.

"Renegade builds on the Jeep Liberty's expressive appearance and adds rugged design cues taken from the exciting Dakar concept vehicle which inspired Liberty's original design," said Rick Aneiros, Vice President - Jeep/Truck Product Design, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.

Living up to the proud heritage of the Renegade name, Jeep Liberty Renegade combines an integrated activity light bar, "bolted-on" wheel flares, removable side steps, unique wheels and a two-tone front fascia for the ultimate adventure package.

The custom activity light bar houses four halogen lamps to let the fun continue even after the sun goes down. With 150,000 candlepower, these lamps light the path, whether it is along the rocky terrain of an off-road trail or an evening game of beach volleyball.

"Jeep Liberty Renegade is for the person that wants to have fun 24-hours a day," said Clyde Ney, Jeep Studio Product Designer.

Available in Bright Cactus Green, Light Khaki and Bright Silver, Jeep Liberty Renegade features body color grille and cladding, with a two-tone front fascia. Unique Renegade wheel flares appear wider than the standard flares with machined stainless steel bolt heads reinforcing the capability of Liberty.

Trapezoidal wheel openings frame rugged, outlined white letter all-terrain tires mounted on 16-inch six-spoke aluminum wheels. Wheels are color keyed with the Bright Cactus Green exterior or painted graphite with Light Khaki and Bright Silver vehicles. Protective silver tubular side steps with black step pads bolt to Liberty Renegade's uniframe rails for easy ingress and egress. Side steps are easily removable for extreme off-road driving.

The interior of the Jeep Liberty Renegade features well-tailored, supportive front seats with a unique combination of flat woven cloth and leather. These high back seats include seat back map pockets for added storage. Genuine brushed aluminum highlights on the instrument panel add a modern, machined look to the interior consistent with the exterior theme.

Jeep Liberty Renegade features the new 3.7-liter PowerTech™ V-6 as standard equipment. Available with either a manual or automatic transmission, this engine provides the most power in its class, with 210 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Renegade models will be available in both two- and four-wheel drive.

A Jeep-engineered, coil spring independent front suspension combines with a link-coil rear suspension to provide exceptional on-road refinement and legendary off-road capability and durability. Liberty is the first Jeep vehicle to offer rack and pinion steering, tuned to give the driver precise control and positive feedback on-road, with enhanced durability for off-road use.

"Our Jeep vehicles are meant to be as enjoyable on-road as they are off," said Craig Love, Vice President-Activity Vehicle Product Team. Sold under the name Jeep Cherokee Renegade, an international version of this vehicle will be available for the 2003 model year in countries around the world. Exclusive to the international model will be low back seats and a unique activity light bar. Jeep Cherokee Renegade will be available with the 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6 and an automatic transmission or the 2.5-liter CRD diesel engine and a manual transmission.

Jeep Liberty exceeds industry-leading quality production targets and is being built at the state-of-the-art Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing facility. As the Chrysler Group's newest assembly plant, the Toledo North Assembly Plant represents the culmination of best practices from the company's worldwide operations for lean, flexible, high-quality production.

2002 Jeep® Liberty Renegade Preliminary Specifications
[measurements in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted]
Engine - 3.7-liter PowerTech™ V-6
Transmission - 45RFE Automatic, NV3550 Manual
Transfer Case - NV231 Command Trac® NV242 Selec Trac®
Axle - 3.73 ratio (3.7-liter engine)
Wheelbase - 104.3 (2650)
Overall Length (including spare tire) - 175 (4445)
Overall Width - 71.6 (1819)
Height - 72.5 (1841.5)
Track (front/rear) - 60.0 (1524) / 59.7 (1516)
Running Ground Clearance - 9.7 (247)
Approach Angle - 37.8 degrees
Ramp Breakover Angle - 21.8 degrees
Departure Angle - 32.1 degrees
Headroom (front/rear) - 40.7 (1035) / 42.1 (1069)
Legroom (front/rear) - 40.8 (1036) / 37.2 (946)
Cargo Volume:
Rear seat up 29 cu. ft. (821 L)
Rear seat folded 69 cu. ft. (1953 L)

Total Volume:
Rear seat up 132.7 cu. ft. (3758 L)
Rear seat folded 121.7 cu. ft. (3444 L)
Curb Weight - 4003 lbs. (1817 kg) (3.7-L 2WD), 4251 lbs. (1930 kg) (3.7-L 4WD)
Assembly Plant - Toledo North Assembly Plant: Toledo, Ohio

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Poster Thread
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: MUD MAN
Hey, Dillinger dude, chill out ! If your not going to stick with DC on the Jeep thing thats your business, and I know you and guys like the Griffster seem to think that you made Jeep what it is today, but give me a break. Maybe its time
for the "OLD FART BRIGADE" to step aside and let the next generation of Jeep
lovers take Jeep to the next level. You old guys seem to think of Jeep in a
rather narrow focus, maybe the younger guys want to expand the Jeep brand
into more diverse areas. For instance there is a growing interest in Off Road
Rally racing, which has never been a strong area for Jeep. Thats kinda strange
when you consider that Jeep is the self proclaimed king of 4x4's, don't you think? If vehicles like the Compass can succeed against the Mitsu's, Subaru's
and even the Kia's in that area, more power to them. I for one am all for any
manufacturer who can deliver an entry level model like the Willy's 2 if it's priced
well below $20,000. If you old guys can't get on board with IFS, then you can
still buy a new Grand or Wrangler with your precious live axles. Buy one, put it
in a climate controlled garage and in ten or fifteen years, when live axles are
extinct you will own a perfect ten or fifteen year old dinosaur. If you can't afford
a new one there are hundreds of thousands of used ones out there, go crazy.
Instead of taking all the credit for making Jeep what it is today maybe you
should take some of the blame for holding Jeep back. I would like to personally thank all the old farts for everything you have done for Jeep, now
get the hell out of our way.

Poster Thread
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Utah
Hi parked my 2000 Cherokee Sport (black) beside a Liberty Ltd Edition in black yesterday. The Liberty Ltd Edition was dressed up with options very similar to the Liberty Renegade in the picture:

My reaction to the Liberty looked sort of like an Ugly Woman wearing way to much makeup, perfume and jewelry. Maybe "nice from far...but far from nice"

So....dress up the Liberty as much as you want. It only highlights the fact that it is too tall...has a funny looking front easily damaged rear end in a bumper room behind the back seat....and a wierd looking side profile.

Poster Thread
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Stock Tias
OOOOOOOhhhhh, "BOLTED ON" fenda
flares.....if dat ain macho i don knoe whut is!!!!
LOSERS. I'd rather drive a Turbo Beetle with a
6 speed manual, just as rugged as the Liberty

Poster Thread
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Dillinger
Good bye DC.... You bunch of losers couldn't design anything that'll last 16 years...since the original Jeep engineers have departed your company for new stomping grounds at GM and Ford....

If you gain all the wannabees who'll buy a Libby this year and will end up buying Toyotas next year, but lose even more once faithful buyers who bought time and time again in the're days with Jeep are numbered.

Good're gonna need it. All your sending out now is fluff... And even the worthy Renegade is the bang before the bust....

Poster Thread
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: MUD MAN
Two inch coil spacers. M/T tires, lockers, real rock rails.... Maybe.
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