Edenilson and his son, Anderson, love to travel with the Renegade.
In Fernando's opinion, the design and cost-benefit of the Renegade are other strong attributes of the model. "I don't see a more beautiful and more comfortable SUV than the Renegade these days. And it comes very well equipped as standard compared to its main competitors. I'm only going to sell mine if I can trade it in for another Renegade, which I intend to do soon", he says. The model's technology package includes items such as electronic parking brake, four-wheel disc brake and multilink rear suspension.
Even those who no longer own a Renegade don’t hide their passion for the SUV. "It was love at first sight, the best car of my life. And look, I've had many vehicles", says taxologist Naiara Delfino, 31, who had to switch brands because of the demand in the company she currently works for, which has another partner. "I had a Renegade Sport and a Longitude, both 1.8 flex. Besides being beautiful and imposing, it was an SUV that enchanted me because of its great stability and ideal size to park in difficult spots. It delivers what he promises!" reinforces Naiara.
A real SUV
Unlike its rivals, the Jeep Renegade is not derived from a passenger car. It was designed to be a real sport utility car, a segment that, incidentally, was invented by Jeep. The national SUV, which is exported to 12 other Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Uruguay and Chile — totaling almost 320,000 units produced — has a robust body, which allows it to have other exclusive items in the segment, such as turbodiesel engine, nine-speed automatic transmission, 4x4 traction with reduced, descent control and land selector, in addition to the independent suspension on all four wheels in all versions.
"At the time of its launch, I read specialized press publications, went to dealerships, saw the vehicle in detail, went on a test drive and soon concluded that the new compact SUV would be the next vehicle in my garage", says Renato. According to him, other factors that contributed to the purchase of the SUV were "versatility, high technology, national production and reasonable price for both acquisition and maintenance".
A recipe for success with a pinch of tradition
With several versions and special series released in these five years of history in Brazil, The Renegade - which underwent its first restyling in 2019 —already gave indications that it would become a sales phenomenon seven before its debut in the country, because of its legitimate SUV in its DNA and the tradition of the brand as well. "The Jeep brand is in the heart of Brazilians because it helped build the nation in the national automobile industry in the early 1950s. What other vehicle has debuted the immensity of this country by staying in everyone's imagination as synonymous with bravery, confidence and versatility, if not the Jeep?" asks Edilson Vieira, economics reporter at Jornal do Commercio, from Recife.