Capable of tackling a variety of terrain, the Jeep Renegade now adds an Olympic-standard white water course to the list of places it can conquer. The stunt, which was done to showcase the 4×4’s credentials, was done at Cardiff’s International White Water Centre. With this feat, Jeep becomes the first automotive manufacturer to drive a car up and down an Olympic-standard white water course.

In the video, we see Jeep and Red Bull ambassador Aimee Fuller guide a Jeep Renegade Trailhawk up and down the 250 metre-long course. While it may appear to be an easy task, it is anything but, as Aimee had to battle the flow of water exceeding four tonnes per second. The Jeep also had to go through a descent of more than 30 feet from top to bottom.

“I’ve never done anything like this before so when I arrived and saw the power and heard the noise of the water I was nervous. But once I had driven into the course and got through the first few rapids the car felt great, really in control, and I started to relax and enjoy it. It’s a pretty cool thing to say I was the first person ever to drive a car down a white water rafting course, not something you do every day,” said Aimee.

It certainly helps that the Jeep Renegade Trailhawk comes equipped with the Selec-Terrain system, featuring two innovative driveline systems – Jeep Active Drive and Jeep Active Drive Low (20:1 crawl ratio). An increased ride height of 30 mm from the regular Renegade and special skid plates also help in its off-road endeavours.