The Jeep Avenger is Jeep’s first all-electric model, and based on the specs announced so far, it looks like it will be a very attractive package for those who need off-road capability beyond the typical road-going car.
The British Jeep, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show last October, is now available for pre-order.
Avenger’s right-hand drive “first edition” model. (We had already started accepting reservations in December.
Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Poland).
Avenger is built on the same platform as Peugeot 2008, DS 3 and Opel/Vauxhall Corsa/Mokka electric. (Jeep, Peugeot, Opel, Vauxhall and DS are all part of the 14-brand Stellantis Group).
The UK is a right-hand drive market, so being able to order an Avenger means the Jeep
There are right-hand drive models that can be brought into Australia if Jeep decides to do so.
Currently, the Avenger is front-wheel drive only (although the four-wheel drive version is
pipeline). Being front-wheel drive, the Avenger isn’t an EV that rivals full bush bashing.
Possibility of 70-series Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol (Buyers who want this feature should
We’ll have to wait until the Rivian R1T or Ford F150 Lightning arrives here).
Offering excellent approach and departure angles by placing the wheels further into the corners and ensuring 200mm of ground clearance, the Avenger fills yet another ICE alternative niche. A small weekend wagon that can handle rough truck drives. For camping, mountain biking, or bushwalking areas.
The Avenger “First Edition” comes in three colors (Sun, Graphite and Volcano – effectively gold,
Gray and Black) has a starting price of £36,500 ($A65,000) and the entire Avenger range is
It was released for European orders in June this year.
Avenger’s current specs include Hill Descent Control functionality and new features
“Select Terrain” system. The Select-Terrain system has six modes.
“Eco” to extend the cruising range. “Sports” to enjoy driving more.”Snow” for maximum traction on icy roads or
track; “mud” to optimize mud performance and enhance grip; “Sand” to reduce risk
Get stuck in the sand.
Internally, the Avenger features a 260mm (10.25 inch) HD touchscreen infotainment system, DAB,
Voice recognition, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, wireless charging for smartphones.driving function
360° parking sensors and 180° rear camera, Level 2 autonomous driving (adaptive
cruise control with lane centering and traffic jam assist) and keyless entry & go.
That said, we still don’t know the details of the towing rating or if vehicles will arrive to install the feature.
Released. You’ll need both to be a proper camper out of the way.
A viable contender for this market.
As for the Australian market, the Avenger is said to be “under serious consideration”.
In any case, no official announcement has been made yet.
Bryce Gaton is an electric vehicle expert and contributor to The Driven and Renew Economy. He has worked in his EV department since 2008 and is currently working as his EV electrical safety trainer/supervisor at the University of Melbourne. He also offers his EV transition support to businesses, governments and the public through EV transition consultants. EV Choice.
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