Jeep® is gearing up to introduce its latest offering, the Jeep Avenger, to the Brazilian market. The production of this exciting new model is set to take place at the Stellantis Assembly Plant in Betim (MG), and it is expected to debut alongside the new Fiat Argo, both based on the CMP modular platform utilized by Peugeot in Argentina and Citroën in Brazil. With its launch projected around 2025, the Avenger will bring fierce competition to established rivals like the Volkswagen T-Cross and Nivus, Chevrolet Tracker, Fiat Pulse, and Nissan Kicks.
Contrary to initial speculations, the Brazilian version of the Jeep Avenger will come equipped with a hybrid engine, rather than an all-electric powertrain. Jeep believes that this decision will best cater to the diverse needs of Brazilian customers, offering both eco-friendly benefits and the convenience of conventional fuel.
Designed to meet the demands of European customers, the Jeep Avenger boasts a functional design that emphasizes 360-degree protection and uncompromised freedom of movement. This feature makes it ideal for both urban commuting and off-road adventures. The subcompact crossover has room to comfortably seat five passengers within its 4.08-meter (14.4 feet) frame. Despite its compact size, the interior offers remarkable versatility and ample space. The 1-meter (3.28 feet) wide square-shaped cargo area is ingeniously adaptable, featuring multiple modular storage pockets and a movable central tunnel to accommodate various user preferences.
Under the hood, the Avenger is rumored to house a turbocharged 1.0-liter T200 inline-three-cylinder engine, supplemented by a belt-start generation (BSG) system similar to Jeep and Ram’s eTorque mild-hybrid technology. This innovative system not only adds extra torque to the vehicle’s thermal engine but also generates electrical energy to charge the supplementary 12-volt Lithium-Ion battery. This arrangement works in tandem with the conventional electrical system, ensuring optimal efficiency and performance.
Jeep envisions the Avenger as a direct competitor to well-established crossovers in the Brazilian market. By leveraging its functional design, hybrid powertrain, and adaptable interior, the Avenger aims to capture the hearts of adventure seekers and city dwellers alike. With its exceptional maneuverability and robust off-road capabilities, this crossover is set to become a symbol of versatility and practicality in the automotive landscape.
As Jeep plans to introduce the Avenger in conjunction with the new Fiat Argo, car enthusiasts across Brazil eagerly await their arrival on the market. With its distinctive features and strong performance attributes, the Jeep Avenger promises to make a significant impact on the Brazilian automotive scene, forging a new path for the iconic American brand in the country.