Jeep is discontinuing the Renegade in the U.S. after selling it for nine model years.
Its Italian sibling, the Fiat 500X, is also dying off after the 2023 model year.
There will likely be remaining 2023 Renegade and 500X models in inventory for the time being.
The smallest Jeep is getting the axe, as the Renegade will exit the U.S. market after the 2023 model year. Fiat also confirmed that the related 500X will say goodbye for 2024. Both of these subcompact SUVs are among the smallest and least expensive vehicles that Stellantis sells in the U.S.; the departure of the Renegade leaves the Compass as the entry-level Jeep, while the 500X's discontinuation leaves Fiat with just one model, the recently revealed 2024 500e electric hatchback that will go on sale in early 2024.
The Renegade first arrived for the 2015 model year and has received a few updates during its nine-year production run. Sales have slowed recently, with just 15,561 units sold in the U.S. through the third quarter of 2023, a drop of 35 percent. The outgoing 2023 model started at $29,445, meaning it's not much of a jump to the 2024 Compass' $29,995 starting price. Jeep does say that it will continue to produce the Renegade for other markets including Mexico, Europe, and South America.
The 500X, meanwhile, has been around since the 2016 model year and has largely kept the Fiat brand afloat in the U.S. market. But these days it sells in the hundreds, not the thousands, with only 757 units sold through the first three quarters of 2023. Starting at $31,840, its only real party piece was an available canvas top that was first introduced on the Yacht Club Capri special edition.
Stellantis does say that there will likely be 2023 Renegades and 500X models remaining in dealership inventory for some time. So if you're angling to put one of these in your garage, hopefully with a steep discount, the opportunity is now.
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