The Avenger is the brand’s first electric vehicle.
It is only offered in Europe and only with front-wheel drive.
A gasoline-powered version will be added later in some markets.
Jeep launched its first fully electric model, the Avenger sub-compact SUV, today at the Paris Motor Show.
The brand unveiled the exterior styling of this vehicle a few months ago, but the interior had remained under wraps until now.
The Jeep Avenger features a dashboard design that hasn’t been seen on the brand’s other vehicles before, with a tablet-like 10.25-inch center screen and a large plastic fascia that is colour-coded to the exterior paint.
This painted section integrates the climate-control outlets, which form a horizontal line that stretches almost the entire width of the vehicle.
Under this element, a storage shelf can hold small elements in front of the passenger and the center console. Just under it, a bank of physical controls allows the driver to adjust the climate control and the audio system without using the screen.
The lower portion of the center console houses the buttons that select the gear position and a fairly large storage compartment that can be closed with a folding cover.
In front of the driver, the instruments are displayed on a digital screen that measures 7-inches on entry-level models and 10-inches on more up-level variants.
According to the images, the Avenger can be equipped with an ambient lighting system that illuminates the door pockets, both ends of the dashboard, and the base of the windshield in a number of colours.
Jeep has yet to announce the price of this model, but a number of available luxury features hint that this model could be aimed at the upper end of the sub-compact crossover market in Europe.
Indeed, the Avenger’s options list will feature massaging seats with leather inserts, a large sunroof, and a hands-free power liftgate.
In addition, Jeep installed many driver assistance systems such as Drowsy Driver Alert, which monitors the driver’s attention level, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and Active Park Assist.
In addition, the Avenger can be ordered with a level-2 driver assistance feature that combines the adaptive cruise control with the lane-keeping assist system.
Under the hood, the brand’s first EV will be powered by a 54-kWh battery and a single electric motor delivering 156 horsepower. This gives the Avenger a range of 400 kilometres according to the WLTP test cycle.
Charging at a 100-kW level-3 station can bring the battery from 20% to 80% in 24 minutes, and using a level 2 charger takes about 5.5 hours to go from 0% to 100%.
Since no other drivetrains are offered at the moment, the Avenger is only a front-wheel drive vehicle. In order to give it capabilities that are in line with the Jeep name, the company made its Selec-Terrain and Hill Descent Control systems standard.
Stellantis says a version of this model, which is slightly smaller than the Renegade, will receive a gasoline engine in the coming years, but only in some European markets.