2017 Jeep Renegade Gains Deserthawk and Altitude Special Editions

The new limited series models will debut at the LA Auto Show

Besides the all-new Compass, Jeep's lineup at the Los Angeles Auto Show will include two new limited edition models based on the 2017 Renegade.

Rather different in nature, the Renegade Deserthawk and Altitude special series serve the same purpose: expanding the popularity of Jeep's smallest model.

While the Deserthawk is inspired by the desert's extreme conditions and builds on the Trailhawk's off-road capabilities, the Altitude has a unique "blacked-out" exterior for an urban appearance.

2017 Jeep Renegade Deserthawk

Available in Alpine White, Anvil, Black, or exclusive Deserthawk Mojave Sand, the Renegade Deserthawk also sports fully painted 17-inch black wheels, exclusive hood and rear body panel decals, rock rails, and Trailer Tow Group.

In the cabin, the Renegade Deserthawk offers black leather seats, Light Frost stitching and accents, all-weather floor mats, and cargo tray mat.

The Deserthawk comes standard with a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine with MultiAir2 mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Standard features also include ParkView rear backup camera and a 7-inch full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) cluster display.

The Jeep Renegade Deserthawk limited edition will be available from $28,140 and will arrive in dealer showrooms in January 2017.

2017 Jeep Renegade Altitude

Based on the Renegade Latitude model, the Altitude features a "blacked-out" look thanks to the 18-inch Gloss Black wheels with Gloss Black accents including the front and rear badges, grille rings and taillamp rings.

Shown with a black paint here, the Renegade Altitude can be had in all available exterior colors, while the interior has black premium cloth seats, High Gloss Black finishes, and Metal Diamond accents.

Engine options include the 2.4-liter Tigershark engine and the 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo unit with a six-speed manual transmission. Standard features for the Altitude include ParkSense rear backup camera and Keyless Go, among other things.

The 2017 Renegade Altitude arrives in dealerships later this month with a starting MSRP of $22,390.