Jeep, the iconic American brand known for its off-road prowess, has launched a new plug-in hybrid version of its Avenger compact SUV in Europe. The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid combines a 1.3-liter turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor and an 11.4 kWh battery pack, offering a combined output of 190 or 240 horsepower, depending on the trim level. The Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid can travel up to 31 miles (50 km) on electric power alone, according to the WLTP cycle, and has a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h) in electric mode. The battery can be recharged using a 7.4 kW wallbox or a public charging station in less than two hours.
How does the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid compare to other Jeep models?
The JeepAvenger e-Hybrid is the latest addition to Jeep’s electrified lineup, including the Jeep Renegade 4xe and the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrids. The Avenger e-Hybrid is available in three trim levels: Longitude, Limited, and S. All versions come with a six-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive, and a range of advanced driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Avenger e-Hybrid also features a dedicated hybrid menu on the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and the 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which allows the driver to monitor the battery status, the energy flow, the charging schedule, and the driving modes.
What are the driving modes of the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid?
The Avenger e-Hybrid offers four driving modes: Hybrid, Electric, E-Save, and Sport. Hybrid mode is the default setting, which automatically manages the power sources to optimize efficiency and performance. The electric mode uses only the electric motor, which is ideal for zero-emission urban driving. E-Save mode preserves the battery charge for later use, relying mainly on the petrol engine. Sport mode enhances the throttle response and the steering feel, using the petrol engine and the electric motor for maximum power and torque.
What is the e-Coasting feature of the Jeep Avenger e-Hybrid?
The Avenger e-Hybrid also has a unique e-Coasting feature, which regenerates energy when the driver lifts off the accelerator pedal or brakes. The level of e-Coasting can be adjusted by using the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, allowing the driver to choose between a more or less aggressive deceleration. The e-Coasting function can also be used to drive the Avenger e-Hybrid with one pedal, reducing the need to use the brake pedal.