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Late last week we speculated whether Jeep would consider building a Trackhawk Renegade before the Hellcat powered Grand Cherokee. This week our ramblings were validated by Motor Authority who report the Renegade Trakhawk has been green lit.

Granted, take the news with a grain of salt as FCA refused to confirm, although there was no explicit denial. MA's source suggests that despite what the PR minions say the Renegade Trackhawk has been given the go ahead and should be expected for the 2018 model year (summer 2017).

As for motivation the rumors suggest a twin turbo 2.4L 4 cylinder, capable of some 300 horsepower. AWD would be standard, but which gearbox?

"We don't comment on future products." Got it...
 

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That's quite impressive, how it will look is what i'll be interested in seeing as already I can't imagine the changes they'll make to the exterior and the rendering here doesn't seem to do a good job at that.
 

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It's great that AWD will be the standard for it and I believe there are a few other SUVs with a similar engine but I can't name it off the top of my head.
I hope they give it a bit of redesign before showcasing a prototype as those exposed rivets are hideous.
 

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So I suppose that the Renegade Trackhawk will not be geared towards being off-road at all. That will be a strange road to go down for Jeep.
 

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So I suppose that the Renegade Trackhawk will not be geared towards being off-road at all. That will be a strange road to go down for Jeep.

Not a strange road at all, Jeep has been making a on road performance model since 2006. If people want to go off road they buy the "Trail Hawk" version.
 

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I was thinking of the 2016 Jeep Trackhawk and disregarded the Renegade part. What's the difference between the Renegade TrailHawk and the Renegade TRackHawk?
 

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It's great that AWD will be the standard for it and I believe there are a few other SUVs with a similar engine but I can't name it off the top of my head.
I hope they give it a bit of redesign before showcasing a prototype as those exposed rivets are hideous.
you're aware the OP image is not official right? FCA is refusing to comment on future product and you think they've gone and shown us a proto already LOL
 

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Not a strange road at all, Jeep has been making a on road performance model since 2006. If people want to go off road they buy the "Trail Hawk" version.
Exactly, the reality of where most owners drive can't be escaped and this is one of those models and those trims that cater to that crowd... clearly its doing well for them.
 

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Exactly, the reality of where most owners drive can't be escaped and this is one of those models and those trims that cater to that crowd... clearly its doing well for them.
Yea that makes total sense. There is a boom in trucks and crossovers right now which plays right into Jeep. A road going performance version will be able to compete with products from other brands that cater to the more city living kinda crowd.
 

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The Trackhawk will have to compete with the other crossovers like the Audi Q1 which has a sleek city design. We'll just have to wait and see what Jeep comes up with. Wonder if it'll look like a lowered Renegade.
 

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Wonder is any Renegade owners will trade in theirs for the Renegade Trackhawk or if potential buyers are waiting for the Trackhawk version.
 

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Chances are there's going to be a small percentage of them doing that. Realistically speaking it's going to be mostly those already rolling around in a Trailhawk Renegade.
 

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I would think it's the base Renegade owners that are more likely to switch over. The Trailhawk Renegade is more off road orientated and they may not find the same capability in the Trackhawk.
 

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I would think it's the base Renegade owners that are more likely to switch over. The Trailhawk Renegade is more off road orientated and they may not find the same capability in the Trackhawk.
It's all about mindset and those buying basemodels are completely different from those buying the top trim Trailhawk, they don't have the same passion, plus how many actually off road the **** thing... not many.
 

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Looked up how loyal RR owners are and apparently, Ford won the customer-loyalty title in 2014. This probably extends to Range Rover owners too.
 
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