Jeep, the iconic American brand known for its rugged off-road vehicles, is entering a new era with its first electric SUV, the Jeep Avenger. The electric vehicle is part of Jeep's ambitious plan to electrify its entire lineup by 2025 and expand its presence in the European market.
The Jeep Avenger is based on the popular Jeep Compass but with a sleeker design and a more advanced technology package. The SUV features a plug-in hybrid system that combines a 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with two electric motors, one on each axle, for a total output of 240 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. The battery pack has a capacity of 11.4 kWh, which allows the vehicle to travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on electric power alone.
The Jeep Avenger also boasts a range of innovative features that enhance its performance and comfort. For example, the vehicle has a selectable driving mode system that allows the driver to choose between four modes: Hybrid, Electric, E-Save, and Sport. Each mode adjusts the powertrain, steering, suspension, and braking settings to optimize efficiency, performance, or battery preservation.
Another feature is the eAWD system, which provides improved traction and stability on any terrain by distributing torque between the front and rear wheels according to the driving conditions. The system also enables the Jeep Avenger to tow up to 1,500 kg (3,307 lbs) without compromising its electric range.