Millennials love decals and the color black, right?!
Jeep’s baby model, the Renegade, is getting two new special editions, both of which will debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The Renegade Deserthawk, based on the Trailhawk trim, is the rough and rugged one. The Altitude, based on the Latitude trim, is the all-black city cruiser, which strangely enough is available in other exterior colors. Maybe this was done so that people didn’t confuse it with the Renegade Dawn of Justice Special Edition? Colors aside, here’s what makes each model slightly more special than the trim it’s based one.
The Deserthawk gets decals on its hood and rear body panels, rock rails, the optional Trailer Tow Group (towing capacity boosted to 2,000 pounds) and 17-inch all-black wheels. The interior features black leather with Light Frost stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats and a cargo tray mat. The Deserthawk is priced at $28,140, which is a bit more than the Trailhawk’s base price of $26,745. If you really like the look of the Deserthawk then it’s not a bad buy, especially given that it comes with leather seats. The Trailer Tow Group is a $395 option and those floor and cargo mats come in at $250. The leather seats are the only thing that really push the Deserthawk over the top. Oh, and those sweet decals.
The Renegade Altitude features 18-inch glossy black wheels with glossy black accents found throughout the body, including the front and rear badges, grille rings and taillight rings. The interior is, you guessed it, all black as well. The seats are black cloth, not leather, and Metal Diamond accents are featured on places like the door handles and shifter. The Altitude is more of an appearance package than anything else and is priced at $22,390, $995 more than the Latitude bases at. Jeep buyers go crazy over special editions, and as such the automaker can afford to be a bit lazy with them. The good news is that we liked the Renegade well enough and found it surprisingly capable off-road, so at least the car under the decals is worth buying.