A Closer Look at the All-New 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep brand chief Mike Manley presented the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade to reporters at an event in New York. Photo credit: Fiat Chrysler 

The New York International Auto Show is a major stop on the world's auto show circuit. Like so much else in New York, it's big, it's loud, and it's one of the industry's highest-profile stages.

The Motley Fool's Rex Moore and John Rosevear were in New York last week for the two days devoted to events for the world's automotive and financial media -- and they've captured the highlights to share with you through the magic of video.

One of the highlights of the second day of the New York show was a Fiat Chrysler  (NASDAQOTH: FIATY  ) event showing off the all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade. It wasn't an "unveiling", exactly -- the Jeep was first shown in Geneva back in March -- but it was the U.S. debut of the latest product from a very American brand.

This Jeep, though, was created with a global market in mind. Small SUVs and crossovers, particularly premium ones, have been a white-hot product segment in markets all over the world for a while now. With newly merged Fiat Chrysler looking to build out a global presence for Jeep, perhaps the greatest SUV brand of them all, a new small Jeep made a great deal of business sense.

As John and Rex explain in this video, the new Jeep may look a little cutesy -- but it will be offered in "Trail Rated" versions that should give it more off-road capability than most of its rivals. Join John and Rex for a closer look at this new Jeep, and then scroll down to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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  • Report this Comment On April 30, 2014, at 8:36 PM, luckyagain wrote:

    So the idea is to infect other countries with the US fixation on SUV. I wonder if it will work.

  • Report this Comment On April 30, 2014, at 10:14 PM, frank5079 wrote:

    It looks like a modern rendition of the old International Harvester Scout...

  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2014, at 11:18 AM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    It does have kind of an IH look to it, doesn't it? But... funky. It's nice up close, but I'm not sure it's pretty.

    John Rosevear

  • Report this Comment On May 12, 2014, at 11:22 AM, TMFMarlowe wrote:

    @luckyagain: The fixation has already gone global. Small crossovers and SUVs make a lot of sense in countries where gas is expensive and the roads outside of major cities aren't all that great. Jeep is actually pretty late to the party.

    John Rosevear

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