AUBURN, MI – Starting with the model year 2024, Jeep will be discontinuing the Renegade in the U.S. and Canada, citing falling sales over the course of the last decade for the subcompact crossover vehicle.
Previously, the small SUV was Jeep’s most affordable offering, starting at $29,445, including destination; with its discontinuation, the Jeep Compass will now be the most affordable vehicle offered by the company, which on average retails for approximately $500 more.
Originally introduced in 2014, the writing has been on the wall for the Renegade in recent years. After previously peeking at 103,434 units sold in 2017, 2022 saw the mini crossover selling only just over 27,000 units. The SUV’s figures for 2023 are looking even worse – sales reportedly fell 35 percent year-over-year in the first nine months – so it is hardly surprising to see Jeep putting the model out to pasture at the end of this year.
The Renegade was unique amongst Jeep’s vehicles due to the fact that it was the only imported model in their lineup for a time. It is based on the same architecture of the Fiat 500X and Fiat 500L and the vehicle was built at facilities in Italy, Brazil and China, giving it the distinction to be the first Jeep offering to be completely manufactured outside of the United States until the Compass began being assembled in Mexico in 2016.
Despite the discontinuation in North America, production of the Renegade will continue in Italy and Brazil, with the vehicle still being offered for sale in Mexico, Europe, South America and Asia Pacifica.
However, Jeep’s North American line up will not remain smaller for long, as in 2024 the company will be launching the Wagoneer “S” and Recon off-roader, both of which will serve as their first all-electric offerings; in addition, electrified variants for all their vehicles are slated to be made available by 2025.
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