2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: Tony Stark Would Approve
August 17, 2015
I geek out on materials. In particular, I like descriptions that include CNC-machined, bead-blasted, anodized, carbon composite and so on. And that's why I'm drawn to the interior trim of our new 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk.
The side air vents, gear selector surround and cupholders all have this attractive red treatment. It has the look of a semi-gloss anodized aluminum. I know it's only painted plastic, but man, does it liven up the interior.
Thankfully, these treatments aren't on elements that are frequently touched, so you get to keep believing they're not just plastic. Plus, they won't develop scratches or signs of wear over time. That might explain why the shifter knob is still silver. Then again, had Jeep gone with gold for the shifter, it would've had a distinct Iron Man vibe.
What do you say? Stupid or cool?
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 743 Miles