Originally Posted by The Pretender
Every 500 spin-off is a failure, the 500L does not sell that well, as does the 500X.
The 500L will not be renewed and ends after this life cycle, also the 500X's future is uncertain.
The Panda get renewed in 2020, and road testing of the replacement starts this coming September.
The plan is to withdraw FIAT from the USA and withdraw Chrysler from Europe.
But with the passing of Sergio Marchionne everything can change.
The not succession of the 500L makes sense, despite it enjoying a certain popularity in mostly Southern Europe, thanks a to being a spacious and cheap family car, but frankly, all these small MPVs are actually bettered in any way by the likes of a Citroen Berlingo, at an even lower price;
The 500X will IMO certainly live on, as a t least it's jeep cousin is a huge success, so the tech is there, and a different dress won't cost much to develop; Probably not making it an exact 500 clone might help....
Withdrawing Chrysler from Europe is something that IMO mostly has happened, even if for the lack of products (I think the Voyager/Pacifica and 300 died with Lancia in most markets), and tbh, Chrysler lacks products relevant for Europe as Fiat does for the US. The Hellcats, RAM trucks (mostly sold "unofficially") and Jeep cater the US car fans much better than a huge MPV....