Jeep expands Avenger range with new e-Hybrid and pure-petrol model for UK
Just 500 examples of the pure-petrol Avenger will be arriving in UK showrooms
Jeep has introduced a new e-Hybrid model to its Avenger range, which will be available to order at the end of November, ahead of deliveries in spring 2024.
In addition, the American firm is also offering pure petrol-powered versions, though it will be limited to just 500 units from December.
These new powertrain options join the all-electric Avenger SUV, which went on sale earlier this year, priced from £35,700. This adopts a turbocharged three-cylinder 1.2-liter PureTech engine, similar to those used in the Avenger's sibling vehicles such as the Peugeot 2008. It makes 99bhp and 205Nm of torque, coupled with a manual transmission.
The Avenger e-Hybrid is powered by a 1.2T MHEV engine coupled with a 6-speed e-DCS6 dual-clutch transmission and an integrated electric motor. This setup allows the vehicle to operate in full electric mode for over half of the time in urban environments, which Jeep says reduces fuel consumption by approximately 15 percent. In terms of performance, the hybrid model can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 10.98 seconds, benefiting from the electric motor's immediate torque.
The vehicle's CO2 emissions are also reportedly 15 percent lower compared to traditional automatic transmission ICE models.
The Avenger e-Hybrid comes equipped with various features including an Open-Air Sky Roof and a Powered Driver Seat with a massage function. It also offers a choice between a 7-inch and a 10.25-inch e-Hybrid cluster.
The model is available in different trims like Longitude, Altitude, and Summit, each offering unique features from alloy wheels to advanced safety technologies. The Selec Terrain system meanwhile provides various driving modes.