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2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk, Limited Edition

By Tristan Tancredi, 24 Feb 2017 News

2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk, Limited Edition

A limited edition, desert-inspired Jeep Renegade hits the UK.

JEEP UK has launched a limited edition Renegade, designated the Desert Hawk.

The off-road, trail-capable Desert Hawk is powered by a 170hp (127kW) 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel donk mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with a Jeep Active Drive Low 4x4 system, with its 20:1 crawl ratio.

Also helping the Jeep Renegade on remote adventures is 8.7 inches (220mm) of ground clearance, skid plates, hill-descent control and 8.1 inches (205mm) of wheel articulation.

A Selec-Terrrain system includes Sand and Rock modes, while the Jeep can ford water to a depth of 19 inches (482mm).

2017 Jeep Renegade Desert Hawk rear“Designed to enhance Renegade’s already very strong appeal in the UK, and capable of delivering Jeep’s legendary off-road capability, the new Renegade Desert Hawk version is an attractive proposition for buyers,” said Damien Dally, head of brand, Jeep UK.

“Sporting and agile on-road and rugged and capable off it, this limited edition newcomer fits perfectly into Renegade’s highly successful family.”

The desert-inspired Jeep’s rugged appearance is enhanced by 17-inch Low Gloss Black wheels, an exclusive bonnet and rear body panel decals. Colour options include Alpine White, Anvil, Black or – exclusive to the Desert Hawk and what we’d pick – Mojave Sand.

2017 Jeep Renegade Desert HawkA unique aesthetic addition is the use a Moab desert map logo on the seat base of the exclusive black leather and fabric seats.

Unfortunately, the 100 examples of the Desert Hawk are only available in the UK, and the units, priced from £28,995 ($47,000 approx.) are expected to be snapped up quickly.