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Jeep Avenger All-Electric SUV : specs, facts, and figures

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The Paris Motor Show was held again this year, which was made even more lively by a new electric-powered model. After failing to be held in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Paris exhibition is now being held again as one of the global-scale automotive exhibitions.

One of those who took advantage of this event was Jeep, which introduced the latest Avenger product. This is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) product or the first pure electricity from the manufacturer from the United States. The design is very Jeep, sturdy and typical of all-terrain vehicles, and is also offered with a wide range of capabilities, functionality and technology for enthusiasts.

“The new Jeep Avenger represents an important step for the brand as the first electric vehicle product to be introduced on the European continent. This demonstrates Jeep’s ability to reach the European market and we present it as the greatest product from Jeep to be the choice in the B-SUV segment,” said Christian Meunier, CEO of Jeep.

Regarding design, the Avenger still carries Jeep DNA in its form. The front shows the iconic 7-stripe grille, now changing from vertical to more horizontal as a form of functionality and efficiency. The slightly bent front grille protects against impact. The large fenders reveal classic Jeep design elements and give off an aura of strength and toughness.

The side, trapezoidal wheel arch provides maximum wheel drive for articulation. The use of 18-inch diamond cut alloy wheels makes the dashing impression even more viscous. At the back, there is a stop lamp with a classic “X” design like the petrol jerry can on a classic Jeep.

Inside, the new Jeep Avenger offers a clean and sturdy design inspired by the Wrangler model. The dashboard design uses one horizontal line, including air conditioning ducts and a 10.25-inch touch screen in the middle that makes it easy for both the driver and passengers. This head unit is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mobile phone connection features, as well as the Jeep Mobile App application to be able to find out the vehicle’s location, battery level, and voice commands. This dashboard is placed a bit low to show wide viewing space and a lot of storage space.

Premium leather is used on the seats as well as some of the details in the interior. There is an ambient light of various colors to reduce eye fatigue during night driving as well as the added comfort of the sunroof. There is a variety of storage spaces around the cabin including a 380 liters of luggage with easy loading and unloading access.

Avenger uses the latest drive technology that combines an electric motor with a battery. This power source is a product of Emotors, a joint venture company between Stellantis and Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding. Power of 400 volts helps generate energy of 115 kW with a power production of 150 hp with 260 Nm of torque.

The 54 kW battery produced by Stellantis uses NMC 811 Lithium-ion material with 17 modules and 102 cells. This battery is capable of driving the vehicle up to 400 kilometers based on WLTP testing which makes it able to run as far as 550 kilometers when using urban cycle calculations.

Stellantis is very proud of this battery because it has been tested for 2 million kilometers and has a compact form and is located under the first and second row seats and in the center of the vehicle. This battery has been protected at the bottom for safe carrying off-road activities coupled with a ground clearance as high as 200 mm.

Charging the Avengers is pretty easy. Through a 100 kW Mode 4 resource, aka fast charging, charging for three minutes can take the vehicle as far as 30 kilometers. For 24 minutes of charging can charge the battery from 20 percent to 80 percent. Through the wallbox or 11 kW Mode 3 power supply, it can charge from 0 percent to 100 percent in just 5.5 hours.

Interestingly, the Avenger is not equipped with 4-wheel drive like the tradition of Jeep models so far. But its ability is guaranteed like an all-terrain vehicle. Even though it is a front-drive, Jeep features Select-Terrain and Hill Descent Control to make it easier to pass through various obstacles. The Select-Terrain system has a choice of six driving modes, namely Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, Mud and Sand.

Regarding other features, the Jeep Avenger has been equipped with safety features such as lane centering and adaptive cruise control. There is also traffic jam assist, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition features, drowsy driver alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and 360-degree parking sensors with active park assist as well as a 180-degree rear camera with drone view.

Jeep offers the Avenger 1st edition to celebrate the presence of this first BEV product in two colors, namely Sun with Volcano Roof and Granite with Volcano Roof. The 18-inch wheels are also LED lighting so one of the main points of this first version. Jeep also offers more than 100 accessories for customization for consumers who want to be different.

The plan, the Jeep Avenger will be produced at the Tychy Plant, Poland, which has been established since 1972. This model will be officially present in 2023 and is eyeing the European continent’s B-SUV segment, which has an increase of 2.2 million units in sales. The Avenger will be positioned under the Renegade model to complement the Jeep product selection.

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