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Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Jeep Gives Clues on Fiat 500X

Fiat 500X
Fiat 500X Concept was first shown in 2012.

The recently unveiled 2015 Jeep Renegade is built on the Fiat chassis called the Small Wide 4x4 Architecture. This flexible platform is derived from the Fiat 500L and will be used in the upcoming Fiat 500X Crossover. The specifications for the Jeep Renegade give some clues about Fiat 500X.

Jeep Renegade

The two new models will be built on the same assembly line at the Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy. The Jeep Renegade will begin production during the second quarter of this year, with the 500X following sometime during the third quarter. Anticipated production volume is estimated at 280,000 cars with the 500X accounting for 150,000 of this total.

Fiat Sedici

The Fiat 500X replaces the Fiat Sedici crossover that Fiat sells in Europe. The Fiat Sedici is a joint venture with Suzuki and will be recognized in the US as the Suzuki SX4.


Fiat 500X Body
Fiat 500X bodies lined up at the factory waiting for assembly. Note the Jeep Renegade bodies in the background.


The Fiat 500X is rumored to make its public debut tomorrow on July 4th - the 57th anniversary of the introduction of the Nuova Fiat 500. While we are waiting, let's take a look at the specification on the Jeep Renegade and get familiar with the platform. We'll see what corresponds to the Fiat 500X once we get more information.

Fiat 500L and 500X
This image was included in the 500L Design Brief to illustrate the 500L concept of maximum interior room, minimum overhang. It also gives a clue to the sporty 500X Crossover's proportions.

What we know is the Fiat 500X will be available in 2 and 4-wheel drive variants. Length is said to be around 165 inches (4.2 meters), about 26 inches longer than the 500 hatchback and a few inches longer than the European-spec 500L. The US version is expected (guaranteed?) to have the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo used in the 500L model, so that is no mystery. The C635 manual and DDC transmission is also a given. However, we have included the specs on the 2.4 L TigerShark engine along with the 9-speed Automatic just in case that becomes available.

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2015 Jeep® Renegade SPECIFICATIONS


Specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Body Style
Sport-utility vehicle (SUV)
Assembly Plant
Melfi, Italy
EPA Vehicle Class
Multipurpose vehicle

BODY AND CHASSIS
Layout
Transverse front engine, 4x2 and 4x4
Construction
Steel uniframe

ENGINE: 1.4-LITER MULTIAIR TURBO
Availability
Standard: Renegade Sport (4x2 and 4x4) and Latitude (4x2 and 4x4)
Type and Description
In-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, turbocharged
Displacement
83.48 cu. in. (1,368 cc)
Bore x Stroke
2.83 x 3.31 (72.0 x 84.0)
Valve System
Belt-driven, MultiAir, SOHC, 16 valves, hydraulic end-pivot roller rockers
Fuel Injection
Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction
Cast-iron block with aluminum-alloy head and aluminum-alloy bedplate
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar)
22 psi / 2.49 bar
Power (SAE)
160 hp (119 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
Torque (SAE)
184 lb.-ft. (250 N•m) @ 2,500-4,000 rpm
Max. Engine Speed
6,500 rpm (electronically limited)
Fuel Requirement
87 octane (R+M)/2 acceptable
91 octane recommended
Oil Capacity:
4.0 qt. (3.8 liter) with dry filter
Coolant Capacity
5.5 qt. (5.2 liter)
Emission Controls
Dual three-way catalytic converters, heated oxygen sensors and internal engine features
Fuel Economy
TBD
Towing
Not recommended
Engine Assembly Plant
Dundee, Mich.

ENGINE: 2.4-LITER MULTIAIR2 TIGERSHARK
Availability
Standard: Renegade Limited (4x2 and 4x4) and Trailhawk (4x4)
Available: Renegade Sport and Latitude (4x2 and 4x4)
Type and Description
In-line four-cylinder, 16-valve MultiAir with multiport fuel injection
Displacement
144 cu. in. (2,360 cc)
Bore x Stroke
3.46 X 3.82 (88 X 97)
Valve System
SOHC, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Injection
Sequential, multiport, electronic, returnless
Construction
Aluminum block, aluminum cylinder head
Compression Ratio
10:1
Power (SAE net)
184 hp (137 kW) @ 6,400 rpm
Torque (SAE net)
177 lb.-ft. (236 N•m) @ 4,400 rpm
Max. Engine Speed
6,500 rpm
Fuel Requirement
Unleaded regular, 87 octane
Oil Capacity
5.5 qt. (5.2 liter) (total)
Coolant Capacity
6.8 qt. (6.45 liter)
Emission Controls
Single catalytic converter, heated wide band lambda sensor upstream and mid-catalyst heated oxygen sensor
Fuel Economy
TBD
Towing
2,000 lbs. (907 kg)
Engine Assembly Plant
Dundee Engine Plant, Dundee, Mich.


TRANSMISSION: 948TE NINE-SPEED AUTOMATIC
Availability
2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark engine (4x2 or 4x4)
Description
Planetary gear train, transverse layout
Ratio Spread
9.81
Gear Ratios
1st:4.71
2nd:2.84
3rd:1.91
4th:1.38
5th:1.00
6th:0.81
7th:0.70
8th:0.58
9th:.48
Reverse:3.83
Axle Ratios
1.4-liter 4x4 — 4.334
2.4-liter 4x2 — 3.734
2.4-liter 4x4 — 3.734
2.4-liter 4x4 (Trailhawk) — 4.334

C635 SIX-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Availability
1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo engine (4x2 or 4x4)
Description
1st, 2nd, 3rd gear: Triple cone
4th: Double cone
Gear Ratios
1st:4.154
2nd:2.118
3rd:1.361
4th:0.978
5th:0.756
6th:0.622
Reverse:4.00
Final-drive Ratio
4.438 / 4.438 / 3.579 / 3.833
Overall Top Gear
2.38

4X4 SYSTEMS: JEEP ACTIVE DRIVE, JEEP ACTIVE DRIVE LOW
Availability
Jeep Active Drive is optional on all models
Jeep Active Drive Low is standard on Trailhawk
Type
Fully disconnecting 4x2 mode with automatic 4x4 engagement
Full-time 4x4 mode with active on demand clutch
Operating Modes
Auto 4x2/4x4, Neutral
Center Differential Type
None
Terrain Response
Unique tuning in all terrain modes
Crawl Ratio
20:1 (with Jeep Active Drive Low)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Alternator
150-amp (1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo) 160-amp (2.4-liter Tigershark w/ MultiAir2)
Battery
500-amp (1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo) 600-amp (2.4-liter Tigershark w/ MultiAir2)

SUSPENSION
Front
McPherson strut, coil springs, flat front steel crossmember, high-strength steel double shell lower control arms for 4x4 and high-strength steel mono shell lower control arms for 4x2, stabilizer bar
Rear
Chapman strut, high-strength steel links, isolated steel rear cradle for 4x4 and not-isolated for 4x2, coil springs, stabilizer bar

STEERING
Type
Electric power rack and pinion
Overall Ratio
15.7
Turning Diameter (curb-to-curb)
36.3 (11.07) 4x2 and 4x4
35.3 (10.76) Trailhawk 4x4
Steering Turns (lock-to-lock)
2.68 (4x2 and 4x4)
2.76 (Trailhawk 4x4)

BRAKES
Front
Size and Type
12 x 1.1 (305 x 28) vented rotor with 2.36 (60) single-piston floating caliper
11.06 x 1 (281 x 26) vented rotor with
2.24 (57) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (per caliper)
138.77 sq. in. (895.3 sq. cm), 1 x 60
115.88 sq. in. (747.6 sq. cm), 1 x 57
Rear
Size and Type
10.95 x 0.47 (278 x 12) solid rotor with 1.5 (38) single-piston floating caliper
Swept Area (per caliper)
101.7 sq. in. (656.4 sq. cm), 1 x 38
Power-assist Type
10 (254) vacuum assist
Four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Standard
Electronic stability control (ESC)
Standard
Parking Brake Type
Electric motor on caliper

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES(a)
Wheelbase: 101.2 (2,570)
Track, Front: 60.6 (1,540)
Track, Rear: 60.6 (1,540)
Overall Length: 166.6 (4,232)
Overall Width: 71.0 (1,804)
Overall Height: 66.5 (1,689)
Load-floor height: 29.8 (758)
Sill-step height: 19.4 (494) front, 19.6 (497) rear

Ground Clearances
6.7 (170) 4x2
7.9 (200) 4x4
8.7 (220) Trailhawk 4x4
Approach Angle, (with air dam) (degrees)
17.9 4x2
21.0 4x4
30.5 Trailhawk 4x4
Breakover Angle (degrees)
21.2 4x2
24.0 4x4
25.7 Trailhawk 4x4
Departure Angle (degrees)
29.7 4x2
32.1 4x4
34.3 Trailhawk 4x4
Curb Weight (kg)
3025 (1372) 4x2 and 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo
3190 (1447) 4x4 and 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo
3126 (1418) 4x2 and 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark 3311 (1502) 4x4 and 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark 3490 (1583) Trailhawk 4x4 with 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark
Aero Cd
0.350 4x2
0.360 4x4
0.370 Trailhawk 4x4
Fuel-tank Capacity
12.7 gal. (48 liters)

ACCOMMODATIONS
Seating Capacity — Front/Rear
2/3
Front Row
Head Room without Sunroof
41.1 (1,045)
Head Room with Sunroof
39.7 (1,009)
Legroom
41.2 (1,046)
Shoulder Room
55.9 (1,419)
Hip Room
53.1 (1,348)
Seat Travel
9.0 (230) driver / 10.2 (260) front passenger
Recliner Range (degrees)
From 25 nominal, 38 forward and 30 rearward (from vertical 13 forward, 55 rearward)
SAE Volume (standard roof),cu. ft. (cu. m)
54.8 (1.55)
Second Row
Head Room
40.5 (1,029)
Legroom
35.1 (891)
Shoulder Room
55.1 (1,400)
Hip Room
51.9 (1,319)
SAE Volume, cu. ft. (cu. m)
45.3 (1.28)
Cargo Access
Liftover Height
30.2 (766)
Maximum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening
40.1 (1,020)
Minimum Cargo Width at Liftgate Opening
39.0 (990) at bottom of opening
Maximum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening
29.5 (749)
Minimum Cargo Height at Liftgate Opening
29.0 (739)
Distance Between Wheelhouse Interior Trim
37.6 (956)
SAE Cargo Volume
Rear Seats Up, cu. ft. (cu. m)
18.5 (0.525)
Rear Seats Folded, cu. ft. (cu. m)
50.8 (1.440)
EPA Interior Volume Index, cu. ft. (cu. m)
118.6 (3.359)
Behind Rear Seat, cu. ft. (cu. m)
18.5 (0.525) (rear seat at design position)
Behind Front-row Seats with Rear Seats Folded, cu. ft. (cu. m)
50.8 (1.440)

TIRES
Availability
Standard on Sport / Latitude
Size and Type
215/65R16 BSW, All-season
Mfr. and Model
Continental, CrossContact LX Sport
Revs per Mile (km)
749 (464)

Availability
Standard on Latitude (with 2.4-liter Tigershark w/ MultiAir2)
Size and Type
215/60R17 BSW, All-season
Mfr. and Model
Continental, CrossContact LX Sport
Revs per Mile (km)
768 (478)

Availability
Standard on Limited
Optional on Latitude
Size and Type
225/55R18 BSW, All-season
Mfr. and Model
Goodyear Eagle Sport or Kumho KL33
Revs per Mile (km)
729 (452)

Availability
Standard on Trailhawk
Size and Type
215/65R17 OWL, All-season
Mfr. and Model
Goodyear Wrangler SRA or Falken Wildpeak
Revs per Mile (km)
722 (448)

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