Jeep is trying to conquer the European market when it comes to electric crossovers. Their new hope is the recently announced 2023 Jeep Avenger, a car intended for younger drivers and ideal for city traffic jams. The premiere is scheduled for October 17 and the Paris Motor Show.
First of all, the Avenger should not be confused with the Renegade, although they look similar. The design of the front part and the size is what separates these two models at first glance. It has a new front grill, thinner daytime running lights, smaller rear lights, and strengthened suspension. “These cars exist in the city, they climb curbs, so their body has to be armored,” said Ralph Gilles, Head of Design at Stellantis.
When it comes to the powertrain, Jeep hasn’t revealed the power of the electric motor. Some speculate that it could be the 136 hp electric motor that powers another Stellantis model, the Vauxhall Mokka Electric. It is known that the new Avenger will have a range of 250 miles (400 km), which will be quite enough for a car intended for urban use.
In the next three years, Jeep intends to release three new models. The first is Recon, which is announced for 2024. It is expected to be equipped with a 101 kWh battery and will have luggage space at the front. The second is the luxury Wagoneer S which will be powered by two electric motors with more than 600 hp (441 kW) and will have a range of 650 km. The third is a compact SUV that will succeed the Compass or Cherokee model and will arrive on the market in 2025.