Prepare for a cornucopia of special edition Jeeps for the 2021 model year, because not only is the Gladiator getting a bunch of deceptive versions, but the Renegade too. Well that’s according to a member of the Wagoneer fans forums after finding a VIN decoder released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the small crossover’s model year change.
According to the document, the 2021 Renegade will be offered in North America in Freedom, Islander and Jeepster flavors. If this sounds familiar to you, there is a perfectly good reason as the first two were used on the Wrangler while the Jeepster does not need to be introduced. It was last used in March 2018 for a concept based on the Wrangler Rubicon. Going back in time, the NAIAS 1998 saw the unveiling of a rad concept with the same name.
Concept Jeep Jeepster 2018
Concept Jeep Jeepster 1998
The Renegade Freedom is expected to wear military-themed decals, much like the current Wrangler Freedom, which also receives satin carbon painted alloys, embroidered seats, and a nameplate as a nod to the military history of the Jeep. An “Oscar Mike” (military-speaking for “on the move”) on the tailgate might be on the lookout as well as the way the Wrangler has it.
The Renegade Islander would follow previous generations of the Wrangler, with Jeep last using it in 2010 for the JK generation. This spec’s subcompact crossover could be based on the mid-range Altitude trim and feature paint choices similar to those of the Wrangler of a decade ago, including Surf Blue Pearl Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat and Brilliant Black Crystal Clear Coat.
In addition to these three special versions, the Renegade would have received an 80e The Anniversary Edition should be available across the Jeep lineup. It is listed in the NHTSA document with both front and all wheel drive and is likely to be based on the Altitude or Limited version.
One missing piece of the puzzle is whether the recently launched Renegade 4xe plug-in hybrid in Europe will be available in the United States for the 2021 model year.
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