Jeep opens pre-orders for Avenger, priced at £36,500
The firm’s first fully electric SUV initially arrives in First Edition guise
Jeep has announced that pre-orders are now open for its first, fully electric SUV - the Jeep Avenger.
Initially available in the First Edition guise, it is priced at £36,500.
The vehicle delivers a power output of 154 bhp and up to 260 Nm of torque, while its 54kWh battery is said to provide a WLTP range of 248 miles.
In the event of some off-road driving, Jeep has made sure to protect the Avenger’s battery by equipping the car with high ground clearance and underbody skid plates.
Up to 100kW of rapid charging is supported, which Jeep says will mean a 0-80 percent charge in just over 30 minutes, while a quick five-minute charge is said to deliver an average daily usage of 28 miles. Meanwhile, a standard 4kW charger will replenish the battery in eight hours.
Though arriving in front-real drive for now, Jeep has confirmed plans for a dual motor version for four-wheel drive in the near future.
As to be expected, the Jeep Avenger comes with the firm’s Selec-Terrain and Hill Descent Control system, which offers up to six driving models for different driving conditions such as “Snow,” “Mud” and “Sand.”
With a ground clearance of 200mm, Jeep claims the Avenger boasts the best clearance in its class. Approach and breakover angles are at 20 degrees, while departure is at 32 degrees.
Interior tech includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with voice recognition, support for Apple Carplay/Android Auto, as well as a wireless smartphone charger.
The car also comes with a number of driving aids, such as 360 degree parking sensors, a 180 degree rear camera, blind spot monitoring, as well as speed assist and traffic sign recognition.
There's also support for level two autonomous driving, which involves lane centering and traffic jam assist.
It comes in three colours (Sun, Graphite, and Volcano), all with a black roof, privacy glass, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The vehicle also comes with a three-year vehicle warranty or a battery warranty of 100,000 miles in eight years.
Since its launch, the new Jeep Avenger marked the introduction of a portfolio of new battery electric vehicles from the brand, with other upcoming models included the more rugged designed Recon, as well as the Wagoneer S, which is poised to compete in the luxury class of electric SUVs next year.
The rest of the Jeep Avenger line-up will launch in June later this year.