Militem Hero Is A Jeep Renegade That’s Gone Both Badder And Plusher

Militem is an Italian coachbuilder that specializes in extensively modifying Jeep and Ram models.

The Como-based company offers exterior and interior overhauls, as well as mechanical upgrades, all tailored to the customer’s preferences.

Their latest product definitely caught our eye because it completely transforms Jeep’s smallest model, the Renegade, into something bold, luxurious and very far removed from its roots.

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Marketed as the Militem Hero, the souped-up SUV features a muscular exterior design courtesy of a higher ride height, beefier wheel arch extensions, a new grille and Militem logo at the front, as well as more aggressive bumpers.

Thanks to the massive 20-inch “Black Edition” Militem alloys shod with knobby tires and a suspension lift kit, the Hero rides 1.5-inch (38 mm) higher than the stock Renegade. Despite that, Militem says the vehicle was not designed solely for off-road use, though it’s really capable off the beaten track given the standard AWD and improved approach, departure and breakover angles. Instead, the company describes the Hero as being built “for everyday use in urban areas.”

That becomes apparent when climbing aboard the Hero: fine leather is used everywhere, including the seats, dashboard, door panels – even the trunk. According to Militem, the plastics are removed from sight almost completely, though we can still spot some of them. The interiors are built to each customer’s exact specification,s so a variety of colors, leather types and other materials are available.

Militem also improves the performance of the Renegade courtesy of some chip tuning for both the 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline four and the 2.0-liter MultiJet II turbo diesel. The former delivers 200 PS (197 hp), while the latter makes 190 PS (187 hp), an increase of 20 HP compared to the stock models.

 

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  • HA!
    A LEATHER LINED RENEGADE, THEY’LL BE LINED UP FOR THEM.

  • Hot Twink

    So they pimped a cheap crossover built on the Fiat SW platform with a transverse front-wheel drive based all-wheel drive system? Wow. They’ll waste time and money on anything these days.

  • Paul

    At least the interior looks nice.

  • Don Boles

    lol, so a more expensive Fiat 500….

  • Paul

    They need to run this by Manley Mike the new head honcho.

  • ship that guy a Jeep Gladiator to work on for SEMA

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    Why you would ever spend that much money modifying a piece of trash like this is beyond me.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    1.3 L and 197 HP. What could wrong. The diesel might be a good idea. It improves a lot over the original. It won’t come cheap.

  • StrangerGP

    Couldn’t have picked a worst Jeep for an “upgrade”.

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