Jeep Avenger Electric SUV Revealed
During 4xe Day 2022, Jeep introduced the Avenger, Recon, and Wagoneer S, three new electric SUVs. A fourth EV was also hinted at, which Jeep claims would preview the brand’s future, but no more information was provided regarding the vehicle. The SUV maker also said that it will create electrified, 4xe variants of every one of its models.
The Jeep Avenger, Jeep’s smallest SUV, will be the first to employ Stellantis’ STLA Small platform when it debuts in Europe in the first half of 2023. The CMP platform will also support a mild hybrid Avenger, but information on its engine is still lacking. On October 17 during the 2022 Paris Auto Show, further information on the Avenger will be made public.
The compact EV SUV, according to Jeep, has an approximate 400km range. Depending on the model, two or four of Jeep’s electric motors with a 95hp output will be installed. With four electric motors, it could generate up to 400 horsepower. There will also be two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants of the Avenger. According to Jeep, the Avenger would have “excellent” ground clearance as well as strong break-over and approach angles.
The Jeep Avenger will be made and sold in Europe, Japan, and South Korea at the Stellantis facility in Tychy, Poland. In the future, it may be introduced in India as well.
In March, Jeep released a teaser of the Avenger’s exterior styling. The base SUV features the recognizable grille, which is closed off on the electric vehicle variant and features a “e” badge to highlight the model’s electric prowess. The headlights feature a split design, and the daytime running lights (DRLs) are small LEDs that are placed just below the bonnet line.
The Jeep Avenger’s SUV-like appearance has significant wheel arches, a sharp shoulder line, and a sizable quantity of black body cladding. The rear has squared-off tail lamps with LED lighting in an X pattern. The bumper also has a tonne of black body cladding and a fake skid plate, and the tailgate has an ‘e’ emblem in the bottom left corner.
A large, freestanding touchscreen that is positioned above the main AC vents is displayed in the Avenger’s five-seat cabin. Other than this, not much information has been made available regarding the compact EV SUV’s inside.
The range-topping vehicle in Jeep’s lineup will be the Wagoneer S, which is now only a codename. With a large battery, the forthcoming EV SUV could have a range of up to 640 kilometres. Jeep expects the electric Wagoneer S to reach 0-60 mph (97 kph) in 3.5 seconds and generate about 600 horsepower.
The Wagoneer S will be among the first vehicles constructed on Stellantis’ STLA Large platform, however, specifics are few. By the end of 2025, it will be introduced, starting in the USA.
The Wagoneer S will include an updated version of Jeep’s iconic seven-slat grille with LED lighting, slim headlights on either side and an LED DRL lightbar. The range-topping EV from Jeep has flush-fitting door handles, smooth body lines, and a chrome accent above the windows.
The Wagoneer S is depicted in the back with a large wing that is supported by the D-pillars and a sloped roofline. Additionally, the rear receives a chrome strip-accentuated LED lightbar for tail lights.
The off-road-focused Jeep Recon, which takes inspiration from the Wrangler, will have removable doors and an open-top design with one-touch power functions. It will share a platform, power specs, and range with the Wagoneer S. The Recon boasts “excellent approach, departure, and breakover angles,” according to Jeep.
The Jeep Selec-Terrain traction control system, e-locker axle technology, off-road tyres, and other off-road goodies are mentioned as trail-rated capabilities of the Recon. Despite the Recon’s lack of information, the Ford Bronco Sport is anticipated to face competition from it.