There are two 4x4 systems, and with either, the 2015 Renegade has a rear-axle power transfer unit (PTU) setup that allows the rear wheels to be completely disconnected then there’s no need for the additional traction or stability. However, the system can send up to 100 percent of torque to any wheel, through a wet clutch, and can respond quickly and with subtlety, to improve on-the-road dynamics.
The new Renegade, at first look, has excellent packaging, gorgeous design, and an interior that those also considering a Nissan Juke, Subaru XV Crosstrek, or even Kia Soul will see as a class above.
Pricing, trim levels, and options haven’t yet been detailed, other than for the top Trailhawk. Get more at our preview page for the Renegade, and check back for live photos and more from the Geneva Auto Show.