After this one, only two left. And this week's selection was hard to make - it's hard to pull a truly exceptional new release from such recent cars...
"Jeep Renegade 1.6 MultiJet 2WD Longitude – Frontansicht, 9. November 2014, Düsseldorf" by M 93. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 de via Commons.
2014 Jeep Renegade. Going all the way back to 1987, when the first Jeeps rolled off the assembly line under the auspices of Mopar, folks were skeptical of the pairing. Gone were the iconic round headlights, replaced with soulless square lights (that would be mercifully retired a mere 10 years later to restore the prominent Jeep grill). Would Chrysler maintain Jeep's rich heritage, or would they use the marque to hype an ever-increasing number of mediocre vehicles?
Yeah. It was a foregone conclusion...
Fast-forward to the 'teens, when pretty much every Jeep nameplate is a rebadged Fiat or Dodge. The vaunted Grand Cherokee is a Durango with a different body; the Cherokee itself is no longer a capable off-road machine but a sad little micro-SUV; even the Wrangler is starting to show signs of bloat with the four-door version and assorted extras.
But this? Yeech.
That is all.