2008 Detroit Auto Show Preview – Jeep Renegade Concept

One of a trio of concepts Chrysler is debuting at the 2008 Detroit Auto show, the Jeep Renegade Concept will sport a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain. Boasting over 110mpg, the hybrid system uses a 40-mile lithium-ion battery pack coupled with a small BLUETEC diesel motor. The funky styling appears to be an evolution of the Hurricane concept from 2005, mixed in with some Halo Warthog for good measure. Like the Hurricane it appears that the Renegade concept will have a fully independent suspension, though it remains to be seen if it will share the Hurricane’s unique “split solid axle” powertrain/suspension design.

2008 Jeep Renegade Concept

Check out the mini press release and a sketch of the rear of the vehicle below.


2008 Jeep® Renegade Concept

The 2008 Jeep Renegade Concept is a sporty B-segment-sized two-seater ideally suited for the all-weather delights of off-roading and dune surfing. Featuring a cut-down speedster windshield, a roll bar, openings in the door lowers and a hose-out interior, it is an “eco-friendly” vehicle with minimized use of materials – designed for those who want to enjoy the earth while taking care of its future. The propulsion system combines a 40-mile lithium-ion battery pack and a small-displacement BLUETEC diesel engine. The result: fuel economy of more than 110 miles per gallon.


Length: 153 inches (3885 mm)
Width at H-point: 62.9 inches (1598 mm)
Height: 56.3 inches (1431 mm)
Wheelbase: 101.6 inches (2580 mm)

2008 Jeep Renegade Concept
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  1. Unknown April 2nd, 2014 4:11 pm

    Jeep so needs to make those i would buy it if it was resanabual

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