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Jeep B-Ute concept is a tougher Renegade

Jeep's B-Ute concept shows what's possible with the company's smaller Renegade.

Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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From the outside, the B-Ute concept features unique front and rear fascias.

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Wider fender flares also toughen the Renegade's looks.

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The upper grille has also been changed along with the hood that gains heat extractors.

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To improved off-road prowess, the B-Ute features a 1.5-inch lift kit.

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For more grip, 17-inch wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires have been installed.

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A roof rack and rock rails from the Jeep Performance Parts catalog have also been added.

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For the interior, the custom seats gain special inserts. 

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A distressed carbon finish has been added to the shifter, speaker and vent trim. 

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Piano-black trim pieces have also been installed. 

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The B-Ute is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

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