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Meet the Renegade Deserthawk (again)

by David Zatz on

The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk, to appear in Los Angeles, will have 17 inch wheels, a decal package, rock rails, and the trailer towing group, with black leather seats, light stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats, and a cargo tray mat.

renegade desert hawk

To be sold in Alpine White, Anvil, Black or the exclusive Mojave Sand, it is based on the Renegade Trailhawk and includes that model’s Active Drive Low, Selec-Terrain with Rock mode, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, skid plates, and up to 8.1 inches of wheel articulation. Powered by the 2.4 engine and nine-speed automatic, it includes the 7-inch trip computer and backup camera.  The Canadian version will list at C$35,040 (around US$26,000).

This appears to be the same as the more correctly spelled Renegade Desert Hawk which already debuted at the Paris Motor Show.  The name may have ben taken from the Lockheed Martin “Desert Hawk” miniature unmanned aerial vehicle.  There is also a computer game by that name, and a 1950 movie. In these cases, and in the original debut of the Renegade special edition, “Desert Hawk” was two words.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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