The Jeep® brand is bringing back the Jeepster nameplate. Jeep diehards might remember that the original Jeepster was produced from 1948 to 1950 and was developed to fill in a gap in the brand’s lineup left open from the passenger car segment. About 20,000 of the original Jeepster vehicles were made. Then in 1966, the brand introduced the C-101 Jeepster Commando, that vehicle held the Jeepster nameplate until 1972. The nameplate was then adopted for a 1998 concept vehicle, called the Jeep Jeepster, which we talked about the other day.
Now the iconic nameplate will be featured on a special edition 2020 Jeep® Renegade model. The model will be based on the entry-level Jeep Renegade Sport, the Jeepster will offer the following equipment…
- 19-Inch x 7.5-Inch Granite Painted Aluminum Wheels
- 235/45R19 BSW All-Season Tires
- Gloss-Black Grille Rings
- Jeepster Door Decals
- Black Cloth Seating with Accent Color Stitching
- Metal Diamond Speaker Covers & Vent Bezels
- Uconnect® 4 with 7-Inch Touchscreen Display
- Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
- Passive Entry/Remote Start
- Colorado Red
- Three Custom Colors (Late Availability)
The 2020 Jeep® Renegade Jeepster will come with the 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® inline-four-cylinder engine paired to a 9-speed 948TE automatic transmission. The combination is good for 180 horsepower @ 6400 rpm and 175 lb-ft of torque @ 3900 rpm. The Jeepster will be available in both front-wheel-drive of four-wheel-drive (4×4) offerings.
The Jeepster package will add $1,895 USD to the sticker of your Renegade Sport. Ordering for the new Jeepster is now open. To find out more details on ordering one, you can contact your local Jeep dealer.