Name Returns for All-New
Jeep® Liberty Model
Feb 7, 2002
- The 'Renegade' name makes its comeback to the Jeep® lineup
for 2002 only now it will be worn by an all-new, adventurous
model of the successful Jeep Liberty. First used in 1964 on the
inside door opening of the Jeep Wagoneer, the Renegade name has
always represented the rebellious heart and soul of the Jeep brand,
desired by so many Jeep loyalists. Designed for nonstop exploring,
the 2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade model made its debut at the 2002
Chicago Auto Show.
builds on the Jeep Liberty's expressive appearance and adds rugged
design cues taken from the exciting Dakar concept vehicle which
inspired Liberty's original design," said Rick Aneiros, Vice
President Jeep/Truck Product Design, DaimlerChrysler Corporation.
up to the proud heritage of the Renegade name, Jeep Liberty Renegade
combines an integrated activity light bar, "bolted-on"
wheel flares, removable side steps, unique wheels and a two-tone
front fascia for the ultimate adventure package.
custom activity light bar houses four halogen lamps to let the fun
continue even after the sun goes down. With 150,000 candlepower,
these lamps light the path, whether it is along the rocky terrain
of an off-road trail or an evening game of beach volleyball.
Liberty Renegade is for the person that wants to have fun 24-hours
a day," said Clyde Ney, Jeep Studio Product Designer.
in Bright Cactus Green, Light Khaki and Bright Silver, Jeep Liberty
Renegade features body color grille and cladding, with a two-tone
front fascia. Unique Renegade wheel flares appear wider than the
standard flares with machined stainless steel bolt heads reinforcing
the capability of Liberty.
wheel openings frame rugged, outlined white letter all-terrain tires
mounted on 16-inch six-spoke aluminum wheels. Wheels are color keyed
with the Bright Cactus Green exterior or painted graphite with Light
Khaki and Bright Silver vehicles. Protective silver tubular side
steps with black step pads bolt to Liberty Renegade's uniframe rails
for easy ingress and egress. Side steps are easily removable for
extreme off-road driving.
interior of the Jeep Liberty Renegade features well-tailored, supportive
front seats with a unique combination of flat woven cloth and leather.
These high back seats include seat back map pockets for added storage.
Genuine brushed aluminum highlights on the instrument panel add
a modern, machined look to the interior consistent with the exterior
Jeep Liberty Renegade features the new 3.7-liter PowerTech
V-6 as standard equipment. Available with either a manual or automatic
transmission, this engine provides the most power in its class,
with 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
Jeep-engineered, coil spring independent front suspension combines
with a link-coil rear suspension to provide exceptional on-road
refinement and legendary off-road capability and durability. Liberty
is the first Jeep vehicle to offer rack and pinion steering, tuned
to give the driver precise control and positive feedback on-road,
with enhanced durability for off-road use.
Jeep vehicles are meant to be as enjoyable on-road as they are off,"
said Craig Love, Vice PresidentActivity Vehicle Product Team.
under the name Jeep Cherokee Renegade, an international version
of this vehicle will be available for the 2003 model year in countries
around the world. Exclusive to the international model will be low
back seats and a unique activity light bar. Jeep Cherokee Renegade
will be available with the 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6 and an automatic
transmission or the 2.5-liter CRD diesel engine and a manual transmission.
Liberty exceeds industry-leading quality production targets and
is being built at the state-of-the-art Toledo (Ohio) North manufacturing
facility. As the Chrysler Group's newest assembly plant, the Toledo
North Assembly Plant represents the culmination of best practices
from the company's worldwide operations for lean, flexible, high-quality
2002 Jeep® Liberty Renegade Preliminary Specifications
measurements in inches (millimeters) unless otherwise noted
Engine 3.7-liter PowerTech V-6
Transmission 45RFE Automatic
Transfer Case NV231 Command Trac® NV242 Selec Trac®
Axle 3.73 ratio (3.7-liter engine)
Wheelbase 104.3 (2650)
Overall Length (including spare tire) 175 (4445)
Overall Width 71.6 (1819)
Height 72.5 (1841.5)
Track (front/rear) 60.0 (1524) / 59.7 (1516)
Running Ground Clearance 9.7 (247)
Approach Angle 37.8 degrees
Ramp Breakover Angle 21.8 degrees
Departure Angle 32.1 degrees
Headroom (front/rear) 40.7 (1035) / 42.1 (1069)
Legroom (front/rear) 40.8 (1036) / 37.2 (946)
Rear seat up 29 cu. ft. (821 L)
Rear seat folded 69 cu. ft. (1953 L)
Rear seat up 132.7 cu. ft. (3758 L)
Rear seat folded 121.7 cu. ft. (3444 L)
Curb Weight 4003 lbs. (1817 kg) (3.7-L 2WD)
4251 lbs. (1930 kg) (3.7-L 4WD)
Assembly Plant Toledo North Assembly Plant: Toledo, Ohio