The Avenger will be Jeep’s first dedicated EV, designated to the European markets. The subcompact SUV won’t be available in the US, and it’s quite reasonable.
The subcompact is powered by a single electric motor on the front, and there will be a dual motor, all wheel drive variant to go along with it. While it is the brand’s first fully-electric model, it will also have an ICE engine as an option; but it’s exclusive to Italy and Spain’s markets. Bummer. The FWD variant packs 154 electric horses and 192 lb-ft of torque. It’ll be joining the manufacturer’s current serving of 4xe models like the new Grand Cherokee and Renegade. The Avenger will be assembled (pun intended) in one of Stellantis’ plants in Poland.
Jeep’s released pictures and what to expect on the inside: a 10.3 inch infotainment touchscreen, a gauge cluster of the same dimensions, and luxuries like wireless charging pad that has its own magnetic protector. The color-matching dashboard piece does liven up the interior, given that the car isn’t specced with a monochromatic color. A wide compartment allows for storage of smaller items, and the center console has quite a large storage space. It also features a ridiculously long connecting A/C vent.
Jeep is opting for a target range of 400 kms out of the electric motor(s), which is quite ambitious. Of course, it has all the offroading stuff, with the likes of hill-descent control, skid plates, Selec-Terrain, and other tech like lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
There’s a 4×4 concept, which showcases it with some equipment and offroad tires. The front surely looks quite macho, but everything else makes it look adorable, compared to the other Jeep models. Though there’s offroad stuff onboard, we doubt most of its owners will make use of it. Still, we can’t help but feel that it gives off a familiar aura..