A Closer Look at the All-New 2015 Jeep Renegade

Fiat Chrysler showed off the smallest of Jeeps in New York, and the Motley Fool was there.

John Rosevear
John Rosevear and Rex Moore
Apr 29, 2014 at 6:20PM

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.