When someone says the word ‘Jeep’, what do you think of? For many, thoughts of rock-crawling and trail riding immediately come to mind. But Mopar is showing a different side of the Jeep brand just in time for the Geneva Motor Show – its party side.
This is the 2015 Jeep Renegade Hard Steel concept. It dons a shimmering brushed steel paint job, an off-road tuned suspension, and carries with it a trailer load of goodies to keep you and your friends entertained, both in the stadium parking lot or out on the trail. And if you’re lucky, Mopar might actually put that pull-along into production. Maybe.
Walk around the back and the Hard Steel trailer offers all the amenities of a game room… without the couch. The trailer features a wireless hot-spot and Chrysler’s Uconnect LIVE system, allowing users to plug into Internet radio, Reuters news service, Facebook, Twitter, and even receive real-time traffic updates. Though we don’t suggest navigating from the trailer.
Mopar is saying the concept “provides an outlook for future Mopar accessories dedicated to the new Renegade.” That could be code for “we want to build a Renegade trailer and need to judge consumer interest,” but then again, it might not be. Any takers?
At its core, the show car is a Renegade Trailhawk, which means it comes with the larger 2.4-liter four-cylinder, nine-speed automatic, four-wheel-drive, and a specialized final drive ratio.
Mopar has added to that larger BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, a light suspension lift, and “Trailhawk” emblazoned skid plates. As of now, Jeep doesn’t offer brushed metal as paint option (Glacier Metallic is close), but we figure there might be some demand for one now