Jeep has launched a new European model that combines electric and hybrid technology. The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid is a compact SUV that offers a range of benefits for urban and rural drivers alike, such as lower emissions, fuel savings, and enhanced performance. Here are some key features and facts about the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid, the latest addition to the Jeep family, based on the original Jeep Avenger.
What is the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid?
The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that uses a petrol engine and an electric motor to power the wheels. The petrol engine is a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that produces 130 horsepower, while the electric motor adds another 60 horsepower. The total system output is 190 horsepower, which is enough to propel the Avenger e-Hybrid from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph).
The electric motor is powered by an 11.4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged from an external source, such as a wall socket or a public charging station. The battery pack is located under the rear seats and does not compromise the interior space or the cargo capacity of the Avenger e-Hybrid. The battery pack can provide up to 50 km (31 miles) of pure electric driving range, depending on the driving mode and conditions. The combined fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the Avenger e-Hybrid are 2.0 liters/100 km (117.6 mpg) and 46 g/km, respectively, according to the WLTP cycle.
What are the driving modes of the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid?
The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid offers three driving modes that the driver can select according to their preferences and needs. These are:
- Hybrid: This is the default mode that automatically manages the power delivery from the petrol engine and the electric motor, optimizing the efficiency and performance of the vehicle. The hybrid mode can also use the regenerative braking system to recover energy and recharge the battery pack while decelerating or braking.
- Electric: This mode allows the Avenger e-Hybrid to run solely on electric power as long as there is enough charge in the battery pack. The electric mode is ideal for city driving, as it reduces the noise and emissions of the vehicle and also lowers the running costs. The driver can also activate the electric mode manually using a dedicated button on the dashboard.
- E-Save: This mode preserves the battery charge level and uses only the petrol engine to power the vehicle. The e-save mode can be useful for long journeys when the driver wants to save the electric range for later use, such as entering a low-emission zone or a congested area.
What are the off-road capabilities of the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid?
The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid is a city-friendly SUV and a capable off-roader that can handle various terrains and conditions. The Avenger e-Hybrid features the Jeep Active Drive Low system, a full-time four-wheel drive system that can distribute the torque between the front and rear axles, depending on the traction and the driving situation. The system also includes a low-range mode, which increases the torque and the crawling ratio for tackling steep slopes and rocky surfaces.
The Avenger e-Hybrid also comes with the Jeep Selec-Terrain system, a rotary dial allowing the driver to choose from five driving modes: Auto, Sport, Snow, Sand/Mud, and Rock. Each mode adjusts the throttle response, the transmission shift pattern, the traction control, and the stability control to suit the specific terrain and enhance the vehicle's grip and handling. The Avenger e-Hybrid also boasts a ground clearance of 200 mm (7.9 inches), a water fording depth of 230 mm (9.1 inches), and approach, departure, and breakover angles of 21, 32, and 24 degrees, respectively.
How much does the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid cost, and when will it be available?
The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid is now available in Europe, in select markets such as Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Other markets will follow soon, including the UK in January 2023. The Avenger e-Hybrid is offered in three trim levels: Longitude, Limited, and Trailhawk. The prices start from €35,900 ($40,600) for the Longitude, €37,900 ($42,800) for the Limited, and €40,900 ($46,200) for the Trailhawk. The prices include a six-year or 120,000 km (74,500 miles) warranty and a six-year subscription to My Jeep Connected Services, which provides remote access and control of the vehicle via a smartphone app.
The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid is a new plug-in option for European SUV fans who want to enjoy the benefits of electric mobility without compromising on a Jeep's style, performance, and versatility. The Avenger e-Hybrid is a compact SUV that combines a petrol engine and an electric motor to deliver lower emissions, fuel savings, and enhanced performance. The Avenger e-Hybrid also offers three driving modes, a four-wheel drive system, and a terrain selector to adapt to different driving situations and conditions. The Avenger e-Hybrid is now available in Europe, with prices starting from €35,900 ($40,600).