Jeep has launched its first electric SUV, Jeep Avenger, in Europe. The Avenger will later be introduced in other markets as well. The electric SUV was revealed at the 2022 Paris Motor Show and has managed to create a lot of buzz around it since. The Avenger has already bagged multiple awards even before its launch.
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Jeep Avenger: What’s on offer?
Being a Jeep SUV, the Avenger gets the signature 7-slat grille. The grille has been closed off since the Avenger is an EV and has also been branded with an ‘e’ to signify the electric powertrain. The SUV also gets split headlamps with high-mounted DRLs. The tail lamps get an X-shaped design. A faux skid plate can also be found at the rear. There is ample body cladding along the sides of the SUV and the wheel arches are very pronounced. Being 4.08 metres in length, it is the most compact Jeep SUV on offer.
Inside, the Jeep Avenger has a functional design. It boasts 34 litres of interior storage and offers customisation options for the central tunnel. Using a divider, this tunnel can be separated into modular storage packets or the divider can be totally removed to form one large storage compartment. In terms of features, the Jeep Avenger gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity features, ambient lighting, power-adjustable seats with a massage function, and a panoramic sunroof.
Powering the Jeep Avenger is a 400-Volt e-motor that can deliver a maximum power output of 115 kW (156hp) and 260Nm of peak torque. The 54 kWh battery pack offers a maximum driving range of 550 km. With 100 kW DC fast charging, this battery pack can be juiced from 20 to 80% in 5.5 hours.
Introducing the all-new fully electric Jeep Avenger, Eric Laforge, Head of Jeep Brand in Europe, said: “Avenger is the right choice for those looking for a compact, robust, and “cool” car which offers state-of-the-art technology, space and comfort while delivering lots of fun. Ideal for commuting as well as for going on vacation, for shopping, for trailing, for clubbing and for sharing. With Avenger you can do anything and go anywhere”.
An Indian launch could be on the cards for the SUV in the coming months. The electric SUV will be manufactured in Stellantis’ plant in Trychy, Poland. If it gets an Indian launch, the Jeep Avenger will rival Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, and Skoda Kushaq.