Jeep’s Eagle-Eyed Night Vision

New Renegade variant won’t leave you in the dark.

Jeep’s compact SUV, the Renegade, gets a dark and moody makeover for the new Night Eagle limited edition.

Following in the wheel tracks of its bigger brother, the Cherokee Night Eagle, the Renegade version is based around the mid-spec Longitude model, but adds a host of new features.

The exterior gets unique 17-inch black alloy wheels, satin grey badging, coloured roof bars and side mirrors and darkened grille rings on a black front grille. Naturally, there’s also a unique Night Eagle badge.

Exclusive seats in bark-brown fabric mark the interior as being special, with a leather wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, DAB radio with 5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, sat-nav, and cruise control all standard as well.

Under the bonnet it’s all slightly more conventional, with a choice of two diesel engines fitted with Jeep’s six-speed manual transmission: the 1.6-litre 118bhp with two-wheel drive, or the 2.0-litre 138bhp unit, driving all four wheels. Economy is as high as 64.2mpg on the lower power unit, at least officially.

The Renegade Night Eagle will be limited to just 350 examples in the UK, of which around half will be in the unique Volcano Sand matt paint finish. Carbon Black and Alpine White colour options are also available. Prices start from £21,595 for the 1.6 MultiJet II 120hp 2WD, rising to £24,095 for the 2.0 MultiJet II 140hp 4WD.

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Phil is a motoring writer for print and web, failed racing driver, car hoarder and banger rally competitor. Nominated for the Headline Auto Rising Star award and a MGMW member, Phil freelances for outlets as diverse as Diesel Car magazine, and Cambridge Magazine, amongst many others. He also maintains a fleet of unloved motors, but spends most of his time driving an old Corvette.

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