Week in Review: Renegades, Reveals, and Recovering from Corvette Destruction
You'd think that the Week in Review would be dominated by images of grand occasion from Geneva, Switzerland. After all, the Geneva Motor Show is now the world's grand poobah of auto shows, mostly because it's on neutral ground. The American shows mostly belong to the 'Murican cars. The German show is for those Hessians to shine. Asia is growing in importance, but it's still largely a show of the small cars you'd only see out there. But Switzerland? Everyone comes to play there, and that's what makes it especially fun. Unfortunately for the biggest auto show in the world, there were a few other events that drown out its limelight. Read our Week in Review to see what all they are.2015 Jeep Renegade may be the most important vehicle to debut this week. Sharing much of its underpinnings with the Fiat 500L, you'd never mistake it for that dorky-looking ride. No, this thing looks rugged, ready to take on the great outdoors. Yet, it's as compact as a city car, able to take on the urban landscape--finding good parking--with ease. Power comes by way of a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower or a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 184. In Trailhawk form, it will carry 8.7 inches of ground clearance--enough to go over plenty of stuff. It'll be built in Italy, but the Jeep Renegade has already manufactured a warm place in the cockles of our hearts.
Are you ready for a four-cylinder supercar?