Jeep’s highly anticipated Avenger, which made its debut as the brand’s first electric vehicle earlier this year, is now set to offer customers even more choices. In a surprising move, the automaker has decided to include petrol and hybrid engines in its Avenger lineup, expanding its appeal to a wider range of consumers.
While initially planning to sell only petrol models in countries like Italy and Spain where the demand for electric vehicles is slower, Jeep has reversed its decision and will now offer conventional versions of the Avenger in the UK as well. This strategic move aims to cater to different customer preferences and ensure that the Avenger can reach a wider audience.
Arriving next month, Jeep will introduce a special ‘limited edition’ Avenger model equipped with a 99bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, providing a spirited driving experience for enthusiasts. Additionally, the Avenger lineup will feature a new ‘e-Hybrid’ version, incorporating a 1.2-litre mild-hybrid setup integrated with a six-speed automatic transmission. This hybrid model provides improved responsiveness, reduced CO2 emissions, and even allows for ‘engine-off’ running at lower speeds.
Jeep claims that the e-Hybrid Avenger reduces CO2 emissions by 15 percent compared to a regular petrol model, with its emissions ranging from 111-114g/km. Furthermore, this hybrid variant introduces luxurious features such as a panoramic sunroof, massaging seats, and an electric driver’s seat, enhancing comfort and convenience for occupants.
While pricing details for these new Avenger models have yet to be announced, it is expected that the petrol version will start at approximately £26,000, while the e-Hybrid variant will likely have a starting price of £30,000. Comparatively, the electric Avenger is currently available from £35,700.
Jeep enthusiasts and potential buyers will have the opportunity to place their orders for both the petrol and hybrid models before the end of the year, making 2023 an exciting time for Avenger fans looking for versatility and electrifying driving experiences.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- 1. What models of the Avenger will be available in the UK?
- 2. How does the hybrid version of the Avenger reduce CO2 emissions?
- 3. What additional features does the e-Hybrid Avenger offer?
- 4. When will orders for the petrol and hybrid Avenger models open?
Jeep is expanding the Avenger lineup in the UK to offer not only the electric model but also petrol and hybrid options.
The hybrid version of the Avenger incorporates a 1.2-litre mild-hybrid setup, which, along with an integrated electric motor and a six-speed automatic transmission, helps reduce CO2 emissions by 15 percent compared to a regular petrol model.
The e-Hybrid Avenger introduces new features such as a panoramic sunroof, massaging seats, and an electric driver’s seat for enhanced comfort and convenience.
Jeep will start accepting orders for both the petrol and hybrid Avenger models before the end of the year.