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2023 Jeep Avenger 1

Avenger Jeep’s first fully electric SUV

Riley Riley

Jeep has taken the wraps off its first fully electric SUV.

The all-new Avenger also has the distinction of being Jeep’s smallest SUV to date.

It will be produced in Poland and is targeted at European customers, with a unique combination of capability, style, functionality and technology.

Avenger will be offered in mild hybrid and battery electric form and shares a platform with the Peugeot 2008Opel Mokka and DS 3 Crossback.

A new generation 400 volt electric powertrain produces 115kW of power and 260Nm of torque.

With a new 54kWh battery, it offers an all-electric range of 400km (WLTP).

Charging with a 100kW DC commercial charger takes 24 minutes to charge from 20 to 80 per cent.

An 11kW Mode 3 cable from a wallbox or public charge station, takes 5.5 hours from 0 to 100 per cent.

Battery elements are located under the front and rear seats.

Measuring 4.08 metres in length, Avenger is a full 16cm shorter than the Renegade.

It’s the first front-wheel drive Jeep equipped with standard Selec-Terrain and Hill Descent Control.

Together with impressive approach and departure angles and 200mm of ground clearance, it delivers benchmark off road ability for the segment.

Selec-Terrain offers six modes: “Normal” for everyday driving; “Eco” to enhance range; “Sport” for more driving fun; “Snow” for maximum traction on icy roads or trails; “Mud” to optimize mud performance and to enhance grip; and “Sand” to limit the risk of becoming stuck on sandy soil.

Jeep says Avenger’s architecture achieves the highest possible levels of compactness without compromising any of the brand’s distinct characteristics.

In order to reduce any damage caused by low-speed impacts, which account for about 70 per cent of cases in Europe, it’s equipped with skid plates, 360-degree cladding and encased headlights for protection.

It believes this will make the vehicle a valuable and appealing choice for those who are looking for a zero-emission alternative to the more traditional players in the segment.

Avenger arrives in showrooms early next year, but customers can already pre-book the exclusive Launch Edition, an eye-catching, fully equipped version.

Finished in two-tone paint, it features 18-inch alloys, privacy glass and full LED lights front and rear.

Inside there is coloured ambient lighting and a yellow dashboard, as well as heated black seats with yellow accents, a heated windshield, a pad cover for the central console, height adjustable cargo floor and hands-free power tailgate.

The Uconnect infotainment system features a 10.25-inch touchscreen and fully digital instrument cluster, together with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and wireless smartphone charging pad.

Exclusive to the electric version, the Launch Edition is equipped with Level 2 ADAS systems which allow drivers to maintain their speed, distance from the vehicle ahead and the centre of the lane in a completely autonomous way.

Thanks to Level 2 autonomous driving, it is possible to drive almost autonomously in traffic thanks to the Traffic Jam Assist system.

Capping off the equipment list is climate air, blind spot alerts, auto-dimming rear view mirror, power-fold and heated side mirrors, parking sensors and a 360 degree camera.

Buyers of the Launch Edition get to choose between a wallbox for domestic charging or RFID card for public charging.


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