A Jeep Renegade-Based Mini Gladiator Is Anything But Far Fetched These Days

With automakers across the spectrum abandoning traditional sedans and hatchbacks en masse in favor of crossovers, SUVs and trucks, anything is possible – even a pickup version of the Jeep Renegade.

That said, this digital exercise from KleberSilva for a Jeep Gladiator-inspired Renegade model may not be as much of a stretch as you’d initially think, especially for markets in South America.

In this instance, the photoshop artist extended the rear end of the subcompact crossover, retaining the four doors and giving it an open bed, though we think it could have benefited from some additional styling features like boxed fenders for a more utilarian look.

Also Read: Alfa Romeo’s Compact SUV To Use Jeep Renegade Platform?

What’s that you say about a two-door version? Well, since you mention it, someone actually created a two-door Renegade pickup truck model, which was listed for sale on eBay, just last year.

Unofficially baptized the Comanche, after the 2-door compact model based on the Cherokee and assembled until 1992, it was a two-seater with an open bed behind the B-pillars, and other enhancements.

The custom creation attracted several bidders, who eventually raised the price to $32,000. Mind you, that’s some $4,000 more than the new Jeep Wrangler, and about the same a 2019 Grand Cherokee.

Despite the rather steep price for what is still a Jeep Renegade, which retails from $18,750 for the base model and nearly $8,400 more for the Trailhawk, the vehicle failed to meet the reserve.

 

  • Nelson LiCalsi

    I like the 2 door version, but the 4 🤢

    • Dude

      Same. I’d definitely buy something like that

  • Paul

    Oh, we’re having fun now. I like the little Renegade pickem up truck idea.

  • Dennis Scipio

    A Pickup Renegade doesn’t sound like a bad idea.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      The renders don’t look bad either

  • J. P.

    Give me one in Trailhawk spec, please!

  • Ilbirs

    The closest thing to a Renegade with a bed is called Fiat Toro and has the same SUSW underpinnings but a different rear suspension. In Brazil, Renegade and Toro are built on the same assembly line at Goiana’s plant, in the state of Pernambuco.

  • Bash

    That sounds like a new year resolution. I love it.

  • ejd1984
  • SgtBeavis

    That’s the Comanche concept from the 2016 Jeep Easter Safari. I loved it back then and still do now.

  • Hot Twink

    Just don’t get your hopes up for a true four-wheel drive system. The Renegade is based on the Fiat SW platform which is transverse front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive versions do not have a transfer case, since a transfer case is unable to work with the front-wheel drive powertrain. That also means it doesn’t have real low range gearing.

    Instead of a traditional heavy-duty transfer case, the Renegade has to use a small power take off (PTO) and light-duty rear driveline module (RDM).

  • Thomas Elkins

    I would like to see a Jeep Compass pickup based on the Fiat Toro.

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