Jeep has finally dipped its toes into the EV market. It has done this by finally launching the all-new Jeep Avenger, the American brand’s first-ever fully electric crossover SUV. This of course signifies the brand’s eagerness to shift towards electric power.
The 2023 Jeep Avenger EV
Curiously enough, it recently made its first appearance in Europe at the 2022 Paris Motor Show. In a way, this can be described as fitting, as the new Avenger is touted as “sized just right for Europe.”
So what is the all-new Jeep Avenger EV capable of? Let’s check out its specs, and see what it offers as a zero-emission SUV.
While breaking the standard Jeep mold by getting an EV powertrain, the new Avenger still retains the modern design approach typical to the brand.
Up front on this new crossover is Jeep’s iconic seven-slot grille. However, this now assumes a new horizontally-oriented design. Flanking this piece is a pair of sharp-looking LED daytime running lights (DRL). Below the DRLs are the headlamp clusters.
It bears unmistakable Jeep styling
As a side note, the Avenger also gets a good deal of protection from damage caused by low-speed impacts. For starters, its headlamps are actually encased, and it gets real skid plates as well. Jeep also implied that the plastic cladding around the vehicle is thick enough to stave off damage to the body.
From the side of the new Avenger, one can see bulging fenders. The said fenders top off the signature Jeep trapezoidal-shaped wheel arches which were designed to allow for better wheel travel and maximum articulation. It is also from this angle where one can see the new model’s silhouette which was optimized for aerodynamics.
The beefy lines and angles continue towards the rear
The rear of the Avenger then gets a pair of LED taillights with a design reminiscent of the classic X-marking on old jerrycans.
Completing the look of the Avenger EV is a set of 18-inch wheels.
As an adventure-ready crossover EV, Jeep made sure to provide the Avenger plenty of usable interior space. The design itself is described as robust and functional, and it has plenty of storage spaces as well.
For instance, the center console of the vehicle can swallow up to 34 liters of stuff. The trunk meanwhile has a cargo capacity of 380 liters. Access to the trunk is also made easy thanks to a power liftgate, while an adjustable floor allows for flexibility in loading bulkier items.
Inside the Jeep Avenger
The Avenger can also provide comfortable seating for up to five occupants. The seats themselves are wrapped in a combination of leather and vinyl, with those at the front featuring electronic adjustment.
Drivers of the new Jeep EV also get an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as heated and power-folding side mirrors.
Tech & Safety
The Avenger also manages to balance a no-nonsense interior design with high-tech features. For instance, it comes kitted out with a 10.25-inch central touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It even has a wireless smartphone charging pad.
Its power trunk is kick-activated
Its safety kit is no slouch as well. This is thanks to the presence of a Level 2 Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which enables the vehicle to keep itself in the center of the lane autonomously.
Other tech features present on the Avenger EV include a blind-spot monitoring system, automatic high beams, a 360-degree view camera, parking sensors, driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition, autonomous emergency braking, active park assist, and hill-descent control.
Powering the all-new Jeep Avenger is a 400 Volt electric powertrain that’s capable of producing up to 156 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. Power for the said motor is then stored in a lithium-ion 54-kWh battery. The projected range for the Avenger clocks up to 550 kilometers.
The said EV system is also equipped with fast charging capability. In fact, just three minutes of charge time can already return up to 28 kilometers of range.
There are six drive modes to choose from
The Avenger is also notable for being the first-ever front-wheel-drive Jeep model to get the Selec-Terrain system, although a separate and beefier Avenger 4x4 Concept has likewise been revealed. The said system provides a total of six different drive modes which includes Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, Mud, and Sand.
This new Jeep EV also touts a 200mm ground clearance, a 20-degree approach angle, as well as a 32-degree departure angle. It isn’t on-par with dedicated off-road models like the Wrangler, but the numbers are still far better than your run-of-the-mill modern crossover.
With regards to pricing, Jeep is yet to release that to the public. They did say however that orders for this model will commence in October 2022, with deliveries to start in the opening months of 2023. The question now is, will this new Jeep make it to the Philippines?
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Know more about Jeep
For the local market, Jeep Philippines offers a total of four models. These includes the Jeep Compass and the Renegade subcompact crossover, the Gladiator pickup truck, and the Wrangler midsize SUV. The most affordable vehicle is the Renegade which starts at Php 1,640,000, while the most expensive is the Gladiator which starts at Php 3,890,000.
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Cesar G.B. Miguel