Remember Jeep’s announcement earlier this year that it plans to introduce a trio of electric vehicles? Well, the US brand has finally (officially) unveiled one of them. Meet the Avenger, the firm’s first all-electric vehicle. 

Avenger

The automaker says the Avenger was designed and built as a Jeep vehicle from day one. “The Avenger packs the Jeep DNA into a compact SUV with a unique combination of capability, style, functionality, and technology to satisfy the needs of ever-connected customers,” said the company. 

“The new Jeep Avenger represents a key milestone for the brand”

Produced at the Stellantis factory in Tychy, Poland, the Avenger features the carmaker’s SelecTerrain set-up. Hill descent control is also present. Jeep says this, together with the SUV’s “outstanding” approach and departure angles and ground clearance, brings “impressive” levels of capability into the segment. The Avenger has a “new-generation” 400 V electric system and a 54 kWh battery, allowing an all-electric range of 400 km on the WLTP cycle. 

The cabin features the firm’s Uconnect infotainment system. The 10.25-inch set-up offers wireless screen mirroring and built-in TomTom navigation. Several safety items are also present. These include level 2 autonomous driving, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist. A 360-degree camera set-up is included. 

“The new Jeep Avenger represents a key milestone for the brand as it is the first of a portfolio of all-new Jeep BEVs to be introduced in Europe,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO.  “It offers Jeep brand capability that is rightsized for the European market, and at the Paris Motor Show, we are showcasing why it is a great all-electric Jeep brand alternative to current players in the B-SUV segment.”