Amid the countless, modified vehicles to grace the halls at SEMA, Mopar got in on the act by rolling out a modified version of the new Jeep Renegade. It’s called the Renegade Riptide, and Jeep’s modifications showcase the energetic lifestyle of the Renegade’s target audience.
The Renegade lends itself to modification, and the Riptide capitalizes on that by giving customers a few ideas on how to equip the model for beach-going.
To start with, the Renegade Riptide’s Vibrance Grandeur Blue paint, which is embellished with a Light Blue base, conjures up images of the ocean. The brilliant hues provide a stark contrast to the Renegade Riptide’s black painted wheels. Jeep tweaked its Jeep Performance Parts logo to incorporate a surfer in action and stamped it onto the rear body sides. Painted satin black accents adorn the front grille, mirror caps and select areas of the front fascia. No beach cruiser would be complete without a surfboard, and the Riptide Renegade sports one on an accessory Mopar carrier racks.
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The Vibrance Blue theme extends into the Renegade Riptide’s interior, too. Blue trim jazzes up the instrument panels and side panels, and white accents throughout the interior give it a little extra “pop.” The front and rear seats and headrests are dressed in black leather, while teak floor mats serve to reinforce the “surf’s-up” theme.
Although the Renegade has already launched in Europe, US customers will have to wait until the first quarter of 2015 before it hits dealerships. In the meantime, the Renegade Riptide and Renegade Frostbite are here to keep the buzz going.
For more information on the Renegade, visit Jeep.com.