Harry Leahey

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Jeep has confirmed a rumoured U-turn on the all-electric Avenger SUV - a petrol powered version expected to arrive in autumn 2023. 

Initially, Jeep's plan was to launch its first European-focused model as an electric-only vehicle in almost all markets, with exceptions in Italy.

Even though the car is promoted as '100% electric' on Jeep's official UK website, speculation has been growing about the possibility of offering 1.2-litre PureTech petrol-powered editions in other countries. Jeep UK has now confirmed that these petrol versions will indeed be offered to customers in the UK.

The decision to introduce petrol-powered Avenger models in the UK is said to have been driven by high interest levels and corporate fleets seeking both electric and ICE options. 

The internal-combustion engined Avengers will have minor visual differences compared to the EVs but will be nearly identical. The petrol versions will not have Jeep's 'e' badging, and the engine of choice is the Stellantis turbocharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder Puretech engine, offering around 110bhp in the UK.

No specific timeframe or prices have been disclosed, though is expected to be priced more affordably than its electric counterpart. 

Launched in early 2023, the Avenger marked Jeep's first venture into fully-electric cars. It has a battery capacity of 54kWh (51kWh usable), and can support 100kW DC charging, enabling a 0-80 percent charge in slightly over 30 minutes. Jeep says this battery can provide a range of 254 miles on the WLTP test cycle.

The all-electric Jeep Avenger is priced from £35,700. 


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Harry Leahey 17/07/23