Jeep Renegade Put Out to Pasture, No One Will Shed a Tear
One of the least popular SUVs in North America won’t be back for 2024. We’re talking about the Jeep Renegade, which sold a mere 345 units in all of Canada last year.
A company spokesperson today confirmed to Automotive News that the expensive and inefficient subcompact model is being discontinued in Canada and in the U.S.
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The Renegade made its debut in 2015 and quickly enjoyed a fair amount of success on both sides of the border, but sales have declined ever since, except for a small rise in 2022. They were down 48 percent after the first three quarters of this year.
The tiny Jeep’s hefty price (starting at $38,090 including freight and PDI) is partly the result of it being produced in Italy alongside the Fiat 500X, which rides on the same platform. The latter is also not returning for 2024.
The Renegade will soldier on in Mexico, South America, Europe and Asia, while in North America the larger and better-selling Compass (starting at $39,465) will replace it as Jeep’s entry-level vehicle. Speaking of which, the next-generation Compass will be assembled in Ontario, as Stellantis announced following the deal it reached with Unifor in early November.
If you’re looking for something smaller and cheaper than a Grand Cherokee, the Compass will actually be your only option for 2024. Remember, the Cherokee’s production ended last winter with no direct successor planned. The Belvidere, Illinois factory will build a new midsize pickup starting in 2027, likely a Ram truck.