A 4×4, a bridge comprising of tree trunks, a body of water and flames, a disused aircraft hangar and plenty of obstacles, you could be forgiven for thinking I had given up my day job to become a stunt driver!
Well not quite but it certainly felt a little like that, with the adrenalin flowing and anticipation building I found myself (much against my better judgement) taking part in ‘Mission Renegade’ a driving experience in association with Jeep. This live themed driving experience was the final part of a series of activations to support Jeep’s role as official car partner of the hugely anticipated action film – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!
All the obstacles were created to showcase the Renegade’s off road capabilities, which I have to say were certainly put to the test and passed with glowing colours. There are only 500 of these new limited edition Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice available for sale in the UK, if I smile sweetly do you think I’ll get one?
The link-up with Warner Bros. Pictures began during production, when Jeep’s Renegade small SUV, which features the best off-road capabilities in its category, was deployed through the streets of Metropolis with Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, at the wheel for a key scene in the film.
“This experience not only showcases the Renegade’s off-road capabilities but allows people to get behind the wheel, to see for themselves why the new car has been such a success in the UK,” says Damien Dally, head of brand, Jeep UK.
Having completed the hair-raising obstacles I began to hallucinate, (it must have been the sheer terror of driving on 2 wheels!) and I spotted the Batmobile waiting for us! Actually I wasn’t seeing things the great big beast was actually here – now all I needed was for Ben Affleck to appear!
Just 500 Jeep Renegade Dawn of Justice limited editions will be made available to customers, all featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, a unique Batman v Superman badge and a choice of either the 1.6-litre E-torQ 110hp petrol (£19,495 OTR), or 1.6-litre MultiJet II 120hp diesel engine (£21,195 OTR), both with manual transmission.