Jeep Renegade Hard Steel Concept Bares it All
Brushed-Steel Finish Gives Littlest Jeep Tough Look
Perhaps no other brand is as quintessentially American as Jeep, but thanks to the nuances of global business and commerce, the brand is now owned by a European-American corporation with global ambitions. With 2015 Jeep Renegade being built exclusively in Melfi, Italy, and exported back to America, it’s not entirely surprising that Jeep decided to show its newest Renegade concept at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s highly unlikely the Hard Steel concept will go into production, but a few of the items showcased on it likely will.
Naturally, the first major difference with production Renegades is its unpainted brushed-metal exterior finish. Imagine the idea and finish of the original DeLorean and you’re about there. To contrast the brushed-metal finish, the Hard Steel gets matte-black trim, black 16-inch alloy wheels, and BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires. The Hard Steel also gets a slight suspension lift and an engraved front skidplate with the “Trailhawk” logo. The concept is also equipped with a Mopar accessory grille, black mirror covers, and a vented hood.
Around the back is where the party is taking place in the form of an accessory trailer with a flat screen TV that interfaces with the Uconnect Live system, giving access to Deezer streaming audio, TuneIn radio, Reuters news and TomTom traffic info. No word on if you can watch the Italian national soccer team on the TV. After all, the first thing we thought of when we saw the trailer was “tailgate party.”
Source: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles