There will be no 2024 Jeep Renegade in the United States or Canada, according to a report from the industry weekly Automotive News.
The Renegade is Jeep’s least expensive vehicle. It was co-developed with the Fiat 500X; early prototypes were reportedly unsatisfactory and sent back to the engineering center after Jeep’s testing, requiring two years to meet the marque’s standards. Often sneered at by Jeepers for its relatively low off-road capability, the Renegade was still a tough-bodied vehicle that could outperform most or all of its peers when away from paved roads. Jeep testers took Renegades over tough courses at high speeds to prove its worth.
The Renegade struggled to find an audience after its launch year, the only year it sold over a hundred thousand copies in the United States. Sales have been minimal in 2023 so far; but it still greatly outsold the almost ignored 500X, which was built on the same line in Italy.
The Jeep Compass, which starts at $5 less than $30,000, replaces the Renegade as Jeep’s entry level in its home market. The Renegade will stay in production in the rest of the world, where smaller vehicles have greater sales, including Mexico, Asia, and South America. See Motales’ in-depth look at the Renegade.