Jeep has pulled the covers off its very first battery electric vehicle, the Avenger, at the 2022 Paris motor show
Jeep is charging full steam ahead towards electrification, revealing the new all-electric Jeep Avenger SUV at the 2022 Paris motor show.
It’s the first of a portfolio of electric Jeeps for the European market and will utilise 400-volt architecture and have a claimed range of 400km (WLTP). A combustion-powered variant will be launched at a later stage.
Jeep will introduce four all-electric models in Europe by 2025 as it pushes to be “the leading electrified SUV brand in the world”.
The Avenger won’t be made in the United States. Instead, it’ll be assembled in Poland on a largely automated production line. An Australian launch for the new Jeep Avenger is yet to be confirmed.
For the new Avenger, a new-generation electric propulsion system has been used and was developed by E Motors – a joint venture between Stellantis and Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding.
The powertrain produces 115kW of power and 260Nm of torque for the new Jeep Avenger.
Power is provided by a 54kWh battery pack developed by Stellantis and is made up of 102 individual cells.
Rather than use a skateboard-type battery layout, the batteries in the Jeep Avenger are located under the front and rear seats and within the central tunnel.
Although only front-wheel drive, Jeep has fitted the new Avenger with Selec-Terrain traction smarts and hill descent software. Modes include normal, eco, sport, snow, mud and sand.
If venturing off the beaten path, the Jeep Avenger has 200mm of ground clearance and is fitted with underbody protection.
The Avenger will come fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, a central-mounted 10.25-inch touchscreen and the choice of either a 7.0- or 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tomtom navigation and over-the-air (OTA) updates are also standard on the Avenger.
In terms of safety, the Jeep Avenger will be fitted with adaptive cruise control, lane-follow assist, as well as autonomous emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, drowsy driver alert, lane-keep assist and active parking assist.
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