'Renegade' Name Returns for All-New Jeep Liberty Model
The 'Renegade' name makes its comeback to the Jeep lineup for 2002, only now it will be worn by an all-new model of the Jeep Liberty. The Renegade name was first used in 1964 on the inside-door opening of the Jeep Wagoneer. The 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade model made its debut at the 2002 Chicago Auto Show.Jeep Liberty Renegade combines an integrated activity light bar, "bolted-on" wheel flares, removable side steps, unique wheels and a two-tone front fascia.Jeep Liberty Renegade features the new 3.7L PowerTech V-6 as standard equipment. Available with either a manual or automatic transmission, this engine provides 210 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Renegade models will be available in both two- and four-wheel drive. Jeep Liberty is being built at the Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing facility.