Jeep unveiled its first-ever all-electric offering, the Avenger, at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. The Avenger is gonna be the first of the four BEVs Jeep is planning to introduce in Europe by 2025. Availability date and pricing are yet to be revealed but pre-bookings have commenced for the Avenger 1st Edition until November 30. Another important point to note is that depending on the market, the Avenger will also be available with a turbo petrol engine.
So, what are we looking at? Well, it’s the Avenger 1st Edition. It comes with a two-tone paint finish of either Sun with Volcano roof or Granite with Volcano roof; privacy glass for the rear occupants; 18-inch two-tone wheels, and standard front & rear full-LED lighting. And, you might be interested to know that those ‘X’ shaped taillight signatures were inspired by the classic X fuel cans.
But anyway, the new Avenger is only ~4,072 mm long, which is 160 mm shorter than the Renegade, which means the Avenger is Jeep’s smallest offering. Thanks to the combination of short overhangs and large wheels, the Avenger is claimed to offer the best-in-class ground clearance (200 mm), as well as outstanding approach (20°), breakover (20°) and departure (32°) angles. But I guess we should let the users verify those claims.
On the inside, the Avenger 1st Edition features the same, body-colored contrast paint on the dashboard; premium heated black seats with contrast stitching, and a pad cover for the central console. Since the launch edition is a fully loaded model, it also comes with a 10.25-inch touchscreen; a 10.25-inch driver display (7-inch in lower trims); wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity; wireless smartphone charging pad; heated windshield; power-foldable and heated side mirrors; auto AC; a height-adjustable cargo floor; hands-free power liftgate, and 360° parking sensors with a rear camera with drone view. ADAS include Adaptive Cruise Control, Traffic Jam Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Keeping Assist, and a few more. The Active Park Assist function will be available at a later date.
The all-electric Avenger is gonna be a front-wheel-drive crossover. The single electric motor at the front produces 115 kW (156 metric hp) peak power and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of max torque. Not big numbers at all, I know, but remember, we are talking about Jeep’s smallest offering here. A 54 kWh battery pack is estimated to offer a WLTP range of 400 km (248.5 miles), which becomes 550 km (342 mi) in the urban cycle. The 400-volt battery pack can handle up to 100 kW DC fast-charging.
Although an FWD model, the standard Selec-Terrain system offers six modes: Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, Mud and Sand. But anyway, visual customization packs will also be available for the buyers. This particular example is customized with a hood sticker with X-camo livery, blue accents, and a centre console magnetic pad cover with X-camo weave inside.