The Jeep Avenger is a key component of the brand’s global electrification strategy as it strives to become the global leader in zero-emission SUVs.
The Avenger was designed and manufactured as a Jeep vehicle from the beginning, packing the Jeep DNA into a compact SUV with a unique combination of capability, style, functionality, and technology to meet the needs of customers who are constantly connected.
It offers Jeep brand capabilities that are appropriately sized for the European market, and at the Paris Motor Show, we will demonstrate why it is a great all-electric Jeep brand alternative to current B-SUV segment players.
The new Avenger is manufactured at the highly efficient Stellantis plant in Tychy, Poland, and comes standard with Selec-Terrain® and Hill Descent Control, which, along with the vehicle’s outstanding approach and departure angles and ground clearance, bring impressive levels of capability to the segment.
In terms of electrification, the Jeep Avenger is equipped with a 400-volt electric propulsion system of the latest generation that consists of a new electric motor and a new battery.
Using a 100 kW Mode 4 cable with direct current that is connected to a fast public charging station, three minutes of charging is sufficient to provide a range of 30 kilometers. Additionally, it takes 24 minutes to charge the batteries from 20% to 80% capacity.
The new mission of the Avenger in Europe
The new Jeep Avenger is a compact SUV that, at just four meters in length, is positioned in the rapidly growing B-SUV segment, the second largest in terms of volume in Europe. It was designed with the needs of European customers in mind.
The B-SUV segment is projected to reach 2,2 million annual sales in 2023, accounting for one out of every five vehicles sold in Europe. In the B-SUV segment, the new Avenger is positioned below the Renegade to complement the Jeep brand lineup.
It will be the new entry point to the Jeep range and will allow us to complete our SUV coverage and we expect it to become the bestselling model in our portfolio by 2024. Avenger adds another level of electrification to our lineup and represents an additional step in the evolution of the Jeep brand.
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Jeep Avenger Availability
In the majority of European markets, customers can already pre-order the exclusive 1st Edition, an eye-catching, fully-equipped version of the upcoming Jeep Avenger.
This makes it a valuable and appealing option for those seeking a zero-emission alternative from the Jeep brand that is distinct from the segment’s more traditional players. The new Jeep Avenger intends to broaden the customer base targeting active and healthy people looking for a proficient and modern design with convenient dimensions and spacious interiors.
All-new electric powertrain
The Jeep Avenger’s electric propulsion system is of the newest generation and consists of a new electric motor and a new battery.
The new Avenger offers uncompromised on-road and off-road driving pleasure owing to its high power and torque outputs, as well as its specially calibrated e-powertrain.
Stellantis and Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding’s joint venture Emotors has introduced its first 400 Volt electric powertrain of the second generation. It provides 115 kW, which is equivalent to 156 horsepower, and 260 Nm of peak torque.
Stellantis also manufactures the new 54 kWh battery, which features a high energy density and an excellent ratio of nominal to usable energy. Specifically, the battery pack is comprised of 17 modules and 102 cells with NMC 811 Lithium-Ion chemistry, and it provides 400 km of range on the WLTP cycle and 550 km on the urban cycle.
The battery, which has been tested for more than 2 million kilometers, is extremely compact and non-intrusive; it is located beneath the front and rear seats and the central tunnel. Furthermore, it is protected by a high ground clearance and underbody skid plates during off-road driving.
The new Jeep Avenger is extremely simple to recharge. Using a 100 kW Mode 4 cable with direct current that is connected to a fast public charging station, three minutes of charging is sufficient to provide a range of 30 kilometers; or 24 minutes is sufficient to charge the batteries from 20% to 80%.
Considering that European drivers travel an average of 30 kilometers per day, it is likely that the vehicle can be driven for days without being recharged. With a Wallbox or public charging station connected to an 11 kW Mode 3 cable for alternating current, it is possible to “fill up” (from 0% to 100%) in 5.5 hours.
Jeep Avenger Priority capability
An essential pillar of a Jeep SUV is its capability, which today includes a more sustainable approach thanks to the 4xe hybrid plug-in technology and now fully electric powertrains.
The new Avenger is the first front-wheel drive Jeep equipped with standard Selec-Terrain® and Hill Descent Control, which, along with the vehicle’s impressive approach and departure angles and ground clearance, make it a segment benchmark.
The Selec-Terrain® system provides six modes: “Normal” for everyday driving, “Eco” to increase range, “Sport” for more enjoyable driving, “Snow” for maximum traction on icy roads or trails, “Mud” to optimize mud performance and improve grip, and “Sand” to reduce the risk of becoming stuck on sandy soil.
The vehicle’s architecture achieves the highest levels of possible compactness without sacrificing any of the Jeep brand’s distinctive qualities.
The new Jeep Avenger is 4,08 meters in length, 16 centimeters shorter than the Renegade. Its proportions are enhanced by the short front and rear overhangs. Additionally, larger wheels than would be expected for a vehicle of this size enhance its road presence.
Due to the combination of short overhangs and large wheels, the Avenger has the highest ground clearance in its class (200 mm), as well as exceptional approach (20°), breakover (20°), and departure (32°) angles, which are essential for off-road driving but also useful in urban environments, such as when driving up a steep parking ramp.
Modernized Jeep Design
The Jeep Avenger’s “design philosophy” offers a contemporary interpretation of Jeep design in a compact package. The vehicle’s front fascia features the iconic 7-slot grille, an authentic Jeep brand signature that has evolved from a vertical to a horizontal pattern for greater functional efficiency.
The grille is placed in front of the headlamps to shield them in the event of an impact. The protruding fenders, another classic Jeep design element, convey a sense of strength and robustness as well as a solid and commanding presence on and off-road.
Trapezoidal wheel arches, designed to optimize wheel travel for maximum articulation, distinguish the side profile. The vehicle has imposing 18-inch wheels with a sturdy design and diamond-cut finish that are mounted on 690mm tires. The silhouette was meticulously crafted to maximize aerodynamic efficiency and convey a sense of dynamism, which was bolstered by a “C” pillar that floats, which is a characteristic of the current lineup.
The vehicle’s taillights are designed to resemble the classic X fuel cans. This “X” is a recurring motif inside and out thanks to “X-Camo,” a pattern that combines “camouflage” with the letter “X.”
360 degrees of security
The new Avenger is equipped with skid plates, 360-degree cladding, and protected headlamps to reduce any damage caused by low-speed collisions, which account for approximately 70 percent of cases in Europe.
In particular, the front headlamps are encased and mounted high for protection against low-speed collisions. In addition, the new SUV skid plates are made of color-moulded polymer.
For instance, if they are scratched, the damage cannot be seen. Additionally, areas that are more exposed, such as the doors, have higher cladding for added protection.
Jeep Avenger spacious and functional interiors
The interior of the brand-new Jeep Avenger adheres to the principle of “design for function.” The interior design, which is anchored by a slim dashboard, was inspired by the history of the Jeep brand and the Jeep Wrangler in particular.
Once inside the vehicle, the driver and passenger’s eyes are immediately drawn to the upper portion of the dashboard, where a single horizontal function “beam” containing all the air vents, ambient lighting, and a 10.25-inch touch screen can be seen. The lower portion of the dashboard features a large, open storage compartment.
The new Avenger has class-exclusive features such as premium seats with leather inserts that are electronically adjustable with a massage function (late availability), multi-color ambient lighting that reduces nighttime eye strain, and a large sunroof (late availability). For increased safety, the vehicle’s side lights remain visible when the rear hatch is opened.
The central console has also been designed to maximize driver and passenger usable space. Designed to provide the most interior storage space possible in a compact body, the new Avenger has the most in its class: 34 liters of front storage, which is impressive compared to the segment average of 15 liters.
This extraordinary outcome was accomplished by maximizing all available space and designing functional and roomy storage compartments.
Designed with flexibility and modularity in mind, the central tunnel dividers can be moved to accommodate a variety of object sizes or even removed to accommodate larger items. Under the buttons for the automatic transmission is an additional space that is protected by a foldable magnetic cover. In this space, a cell phone can be charged while a 1.5-liter bottle of water is stored.
Design to function rules have also been applied to the trunk. Its volume is among the best in the segment (380 litres), and its functionality can be seen in the lowering of the boot loading sill to 720mm, the widening of the rear hatch to over one meter, and the addition of a hands-free power liftgate, which is uncommon in the segment.
Always connected, using cutting-edge technology
The new Jeep Avenger provides an exceptional digital on-board experience for “always connected” customers. All versions will be equipped with a 10.25-inch radio screen Uconnect Infotainment combined with full digital cluster available in two variants (7 and 10.25 inches) (7 and 10.25 inches).
The graphics reminiscent of a smartphone are embedded in the Uconnect 10″ In addition, the system offers the possibility to physically mirror one’s own device on the radio via wireless Android Auto and CarPlay; mix and match content to build your own interface (up to twelve widgets per page, up to six pages); embedded navigation by TomTom with enhanced natural voice recognition; and over-the-air updates.
Additionally, the new Jeep Avenger offers a suite of remote services and capabilities. Using the Jeep Mobile App, for instance, users can locate their vehicles directly from their smartphones. In addition to locking and unlocking their doors, checking the battery level, adjusting the climate controls, and recharging the vehicle, users can interact directly with the Avenger’s voice assistant.
Innovative Driving Assistance Technology
The Jeep Avenger is loaded with driver assistance features. It features Level 2 autonomous driving, which automatically adjusts speed and course, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Centering technology.
In this manner, the driver is assisted in keeping the vehicle following the lane in the center of the lane and at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of it in order to provide a peaceful driving experience. In addition, Level 2 autonomous driving features Traffic Jam Assist, which allows for a relaxed and comfortable drive even in heavy traffic.
Additionally, the new model includes Traffic Sign Recognition, which interprets road signs; Automatic Emergency Braking with recognition of pedestrians and cyclists, which brings the vehicle to a stop to reduce the risk of accidents; Drowsy Driver Alert, which alerts the driver when drowsiness impairs concentration; Blind Spot Monitoring, which monitors a driver’s blind spot; Lane Keeping Assist, which alerts the driver if the vehicle strays from its lane; 360-degree parking sensors with Active Park Assist; 180-degree rear camera with drone view (late availability).
Jeep Avenger 1st Edition
The eye-catching Jeep Avenger 1st Edition has a two-tone livery – Sun with Volcano roof or Granite with Volcano roof – or full Volcano livery, and has been upgraded with privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels, and front and rear LED lights. The interior features multicolored ambient lighting and a yellow dashboard fascia, as well as black premium heated seats with yellow accents, a heated windshield, a pad cover for the center console, a height-adjustable cargo floor, and a hands-free power liftgate.
In addition, the Launch Edition features the Uconnect 10″ infotainment system with a 10.25″ screen, a 10.25″ full digital cluster, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, and a wireless smartphone charging pad.
Exclusive to the BEV model, the new Avenger 1st Edition is equipped with Level 2 ADAS systems that assist drivers in maintaining their speed, distance from the vehicle in front of them, and lane center.
Completing the refined equipment package are automatic air conditioning, the Blind Spot System, automatic high beam, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-foldable and heated side mirrors, 360-degree parking sensors with rear camera with drone view, and a Mode 3 cable for public charging.
Under the “Freedom to Choose” initiative of the Jeep brand, when the vehicle becomes available, Jeep will offer the customer a complete set of products for private and public charging, such as the Wallbox, which will allow them to plug in their garage, and the RFID card, which will allow them to recharge at one of the 300,000 partner public charging stations in Europe.
Jeep Avenger Exclusive personalization and more than 100 accessories
In keeping with Jeep tradition, the new Avenger is available with a variety of accessories and customization packages.
The Jeep Avenger will feature a “stand out from the crowd” approach, providing customers with a variety of options for personalizing their own SUV.
Constructed at the efficient plant in Tychy, Poland
The Tychy Plant (Poland), which was constructed between 1972 and 1975, encompasses an area of over 2,4 million square meters, of which production halls and service facilities account for 0.5 million square meters. The entire production cycle to transform coils of sheet metal into a finished automobile requires approximately twelve hours of engineering time, and one automobile is produced every 50 seconds.
Tychy’s production is organized to meet the highest quality standards and has been awarded the Bronze, Silver, and Gold levels of the World Class Manufacturing program in recognition of the company’s commitment to the continuous improvement of its products, processes, and customer service in order to maintain its position as an industry leader and offer customers the best possible options.
The plant operates a complete production cycle comprised of four stages: stamping, which has been outsourced since 1998; welding, which is proudly automated by 921 robots to the tune of 99.5%; the paint shop, which is also more than 90% automated; and assembly production lines. Since its production launch in 1975 through September 2022, the Tychy Plant has manufactured a remarkable 12,5 million vehicles. For the launch of the B-SUV platform in Tychy, substantial investments were made.