During today’s “4xe Day” presentation, we officially learned the name of the upcoming all-electric Jeep® B-UV: the Jeep Avenger (JJ).
That’s right, wearing a nameplate most familiar with the Dodge Avenger passenger car, the new subcompact Jeep is the brand’s battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Focused on the global market, the Avenger will be introduced first in Europe, and then will be offered in Japan and South Korea soon after. The Avenger will sit below the Renegade in the brand’s global portfolio and will not be offered in the North American market, according to our sources.
With a targeted electric range of 400 kilometers (or about 250 miles), the new B-UV will offer impressive ground clearance, break-over, and approach angles for its segment, while delivering a modern and technologically advanced interior, with plenty of space for people and cargo.
The BEV model should make its debut in early 2023, while a turbocharged 1.0-liter (GSE-T3) inline-three-cylinder engine will be available as an internal combustion engine (ICE) alternative that should start production before the end of the year at the Stellantis Tychy Assembly Plant in Poland.
“The all-new Avenger will offer Jeep brand capability that is rightsized for the European market,” said Antonella Bruno, Head of Jeep Europe, “This modern, fun, and emotional SUV will appeal to a growing set of customers who are looking for a capable, compact, modern and all-electric Jeep brand alternative to the current players.”
As we said before, the Avenger will make its official debut during the Paris Motor Show media day on October 17th. Reservations for the European market will also open that same day, with the first vehicles arriving in showrooms in Q1 2023.