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Jeep is getting a makeover with its Avenger. The brand’s first electric vehicle even won the title of Car of the Year 2023. And there are very good reasons for that.
First electric car and first Car of the Year 2023 title for Jeep and its all-new Jeep Avenger. Design, engine, connectivity or even habitability, it won over the jury of 57 European journalists to win the prestigious trophy. And beat the other 27 cars selected this year. All this, without denying any of the brand’s heritage.
Electric urban SUVs already exist. But electric urban SUVs with a strong visual identity and a stylistic DNA that we recognize at first glance, there are few.
The Avenger takes up the brand’s timeless markers such as the famous seven-slot grille, inherent in Jeep production for decades, reinterpreted here in a modern way. High on legs, it proudly displays its adventurer attributes: curved fenders and plastic protections to withstand shocks… And always this “Xin the rear lights, reminiscent of the jerry cans of the brand’s historic models.
The Jeep Avenger reflects both the era in which the automobile entered, without denying any of its origins. And that, the jury did not miss it!
More than 400 km of autonomy
The versatility of the Jeep Avenger played in its favor to win the title of Car of the Year 2023: its 156 horsepower engine ensures that it is comfortable on any type of road. As for its 54 kWh battery, it offers 404 km of autonomy in the WLTP cycle, even up to 550 km in the city.
Agile in urban areas, it is not afraid to get out, especially as the 100 kW charging on a fast terminal allows it to go from 20 to 80% charge in less than 30 minutes.
Jeep has not launched into the unknown with its first electric car and benefits from the synergies of the Stellantis group to which it belongs. The Avenger is based on a solid technical base, which has proven itself at Peugeot, Opel and even DS.
Full of driving aids
Cut for the city, the Jeep Avenger does not forget its history and gives itself the means to get out of the paved roads. This is a rare occurrence in the electric car segment.
Thus, the descent assistance (Hill Descent Control) is part of the initial endowment to control speed and traction in off-road, for example. Six driving modes are also added to get out of difficult conditions, such as sand, mud or snow.
In terms of driving aids, this Jeep Avenger is complete. And this from the first level of finish: cruise control or autonomous emergency braking that detects pedestrians and cyclists are standard. An excellent price/equipment ratio therefore, which is also found on the higher finishes, with a level 2 autonomous driving system.
State-of-the-art connectivity, as standard
The Jeep Avenger does not compromise on standard equipment, and connectivity is an integral part of it. The eye is caught by the 10.25-inch central screen that manages the infotainment, standard on all versions. The instrumentation behind the steering wheel is also digital.
What about apps? Jeep has left it to TomTom to manage the integrated, voice-controlled navigation. And for those who would like to connect their smartphone, Android Auto and Apple Car Play are included. And wireless please.
Small on the outside, spacious on the inside
At only 4.08 meters long, the Avenger is one of the smallest SUVs in its class. And yet, it is particularly welcoming inside. Here again, the Car of the Year 2023 jury wanted to reward its versatility, which makes it more than just a city car.
The roominess of this Jeep Avenger can thus boast of offering 34 liters of storage in the front for storing everyday objects, such as a backpack. The trunk of 380 liters is him in the high average of the category. A large capacity that does not come at the expense of the rear seats where two adults can comfortably sit.
A Jeep eligible for the ecological bonus of 7,000 euros
Jeep had never won Car of the Year in its history. And there is no doubt that the jurors who consecrated it, for the majority Europeans, were sensitive to the provenance of this Avenger. Because yes, with its engine made in France and assembly in Poland, it is a real European car.
Expected on the roads in spring 2023, the Jeep Avenger is already available for configuration on the Jeep site at an entry ticket of 39,000 euros… from which you still have to withdraw the 7,000 euros in bonuses including she benefits. Or 32,000 euros. At this, you also have the option of withdrawing 2500 euros via the conversion bonus, if you scrap an old vehicle. Again, difficult to do better in view of the overall benefits.
Moreover, the higher finishes, Longitude, Altitude and Summit, also benefit from the maximum bonus of 7,000 euros.
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