I'm a new user from Italy (yes...I'm afraid is where Fiat is based...).
I'm at my third Jeep, a JK Rubicon 2011 200HP Diesel powered, who replaced a '88 YJ Laredo 258 6L, which, in turn, replaced a '96 Grand Cherokee.
Personally what I don't like is the misuse thay have done of the "RENEGADE" name.
I would have rather accepted if they had named it PANDA...
I guess you know what "RENEGADE" remind me, as it does to most of you, and I haven't appreciated to find it on a small SUV.
It's not a strategic mistake, rather a (big) marketing mistake, as they did on many Fiat models...marketing in Fiat is definitely crappy
Not a strategic mistake, again, was the civilization of Cherokee and Grand Cherokee...they did what the market was asking for and not what the fan of the brand were asking for...
...Unfortunately the second are less than the first...and I'm afraid we'll discover than the figures will confirm their strategy.
I'm not agreeing, simply understanding why they did what they did.
What I hope they won't do is to put their hand on the Wrangler same as they did on the other Jeeps...this will definitely kill the brand, IMHO...
...Well...in that case anyone knows of a '70 Charger R/T to restore?