Despite being available in select markets for several months now, Jeep® has rolled out its new Avenger (JJ) battery-electric vehicle (BEV) to the entire European market. Slotting in the Jeep Europe portfolio underneath the Renegade, the small B-segment UV is versatile and great for commuting around Europe’s tight urban city centers.
The Avenger marks the beginning of the next phase in the electrification of the Jeep brand, known as the BEV wave. According to Jeep management, the brand intends to launch four BEV vehicles by 2025, and by 2030, Jeep Europe sales will be entirely electric.
Designed to meet the needs of European customers, the Avenger’s functional design provides 360-degree protection and full freedom of movement, making it suitable for both urban and off-road driving. The subcompact entry can seat five passengers at 4.08 m (14.4 feet). Its interior is surprisingly versatile and roomy for a vehicle its size. With 1 m (3.28 feet) wide, a square-shaped cargo area is highly adaptable, with multiple modular storage pockets and a central tunnel that can be moved for removal depending on the user’s preference.
Built on the eCMP2 architecture, the Avenger is powered by a second-generation, highly efficient 400-Volt e-motor, known as the M3 power unit. This power unit is the first to be launched by eMotors, which is a 50/50 joint venture between Stellantis and Nidec. The M3 delivers 115kW (156 horsepower) and 260 Nm (192 lb.-ft.) of torque.
Avenger uses a new 54 kWh battery, which Stellantis produces at its Tychy Assembly Plant. The battery offers excellent energy density and a nominal to-usable energy ratio of 51 kWh. It consists of 17 modules and 102 cells, with NMC 811 Lithium-Ion chemistry.
Avenger’s powertrain provides an electric range of up to 400 km (249 mi) on the WLTP cycle and up to 550 km (342 mi) on the urban cycle. The standard fast-charging model allows the Avenger to recharge 30 km (18.6 mi) in just 3 minutes and go from 20% to 80% in 24 minutes.
The 2024 Jeep Avenger is available in four different trims, including:
- Avenger – The Jeep Avenger in its most pure form. The model includes 16-inch black wheels and full-LED headlights. Equipped with the latest technology in terms of security and capability, it boasts of cruise control and lane keep assist and comes standard with a 10.25-inch radio and 7-inch full digital cluster. Moreover, the electric version provides automatic A/C, Hill descent control, Selec-Terrain, and Connected Services.
- Longitude – Provides additional style accents like 16-inch alloy wheels, body-color door handles, and gray skid plates. Hill Descent Control and Selec-Terrain®, which guarantee Jeep’s trademark capability, and the Connected Services come standard to provide a modern and constantly connected driving experience. On the electric version, the Longitude also offers rear parking sensors.
- Altitude – A trim that combines superior elegance and comfort and provides 17-inch alloy wheels, silver skid plates, and premium cloth and vinyl seats perfectly matching the dedicated silver dashboard fascia and interior silver accents. Rear parking sensors, a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel, and a power liftgate all come standard. The EV version also adds a hands-free power liftgate and passive entry.
- Summit – The top-of-the-line Jeep Avenger includes 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights and taillights, a hands-free power liftgate, and passive entry. Plus, the cabin provides unmatched style and comfort thanks to its multicolored ambient light, yellow dashboard fascia, and wireless charger. The Summit trim offers state-of-the-art technology with Level 2 autonomous drive, 360° parking sensors, and a rear camera with an aerial-like view.
Avenger also features cutting-edge technology, with safety and ADAS features that provide level-2 driving autonomy, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Vulnerable Road Users (pedestrian and cyclist) protection, automatic parking, and a 180-degree rear camera with drone view.
The Avenger is available in seven exterior colors, each inspired by the Jeep world of adventure, freedom, and nature: three pastels (Snow, Volcano, and Ruby) 4 metallic colors (Sun, Lake, Granite, and Stone), and a tone-tone livery with a Volcano-colored roof on upper trim levels.
Mopar will also have Avenger owners covered with over 150 authentic accessories. This means customers can personalize their vehicles in various ways, whether it be style, comfort, safety, or leisure.
Accessories such as hood decals, roof decals, mirror cap covers, aluminum door sill guards, rubber floor mats, and reversible cargo tray are all available to customers. Aesthetic packages featuring White and Orange trim pieces are available for those who wish to inject more color into their lives. Trailer hitches, a bike and ski carrier, roof boxes, child seats, and a pet kennel, among other accessories, will be available for those who want to customize their Avenger for their recreational needs.
Eventually, Jeep hopes to introduce the Avenger to markets outside of North America. Jeep considers the Avenger to be too small for the U.S. and Canadian markets, so it will not be sold here.