2014 NYIAS Preview: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Jeep is debuting its all-new Renegade model for the first time in the US at the New York Auto Show on Wednesday.

The Renegade comes just months after Jeep announced the Cherokee compact SUV to its lineup. It will be the first subcompact offered from the Fiat-owned automaker.

Due in stores later this year, the Renegade will feature a nine-speed automatic transmission and will have a new roofless MySky feature. The MySky Feature is a combination between a traditional sunroof and a convertible-style removable roof. It will also come with a Trailhawk version that will be able to go on four-by-four trails. In Europe there will be two diesels and a gas engine capable of towing 3,300 pounds. There is no word yet on the US version’s offerings.

Overall, the Renegade will be designed with 16 fuel-efficient powertrain combinations for different markets around the world.

The Renegade will be built exclusively at Fiat’s plant in central Italy. The company expects the model to be popular in China, Europe, and South America due to its flexibility, fuel efficiency, and ease to drive.

Jeep’s press conference will take place at 10:50 AM EST on Wednesday April 16. Stay tuned for all updates and debuts from the 2014 New York Auto Show.