• Award-Winning Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first-ever battery electric vehicle (BEV), is heading to New Zealand
  • Limited numbers available – only 50 launch edition models arriving this December.
  • The first all-electric BEV for Jeep
  • 5 Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating
  • International media acclaim, collecting over 5 titles including European Car of the Year 2023
  • Jeep Avenger spearhead’s the introduction of all-new Jeep brand BEVs around the world
  • 7 brand new colour choices with unique environmental names
  • Pricing for the Launch Edition model is $59,990 driveaway after rebate.  Available only while clean car rebate applies
  • Interested customers can now secure their vehicle online at Jeep.co.nz

Jeep New Zealand has confirmed the all-new award-winning Jeep Avenger, the brand’s first-ever 100% battery electric vehicle (BEV), will arrive in New Zealand this December.

Limited to only 50 Launch Editions, the Jeep Avenger will be available in 7 unique colour choices and customer orders can be secured by visiting the jeep.co.nz website.

Since it was unveiled in October 2022 and launched in Europe in April 2023, Jeep says the Avenger has been well received by international media, taking home a variety of awards including European Car of the Year 2023, World’s Best Family SUV in the Women’s World Car of the Year Awards, Electric Car of the Year in TopGear.com Electric Awards 2023, Best Small Car at Autocar Awards 2023, and Small BEV Autovista Group Residual Value Award 2023.

“The impending arrival of the award winning, all-new BEV Jeep Avenger to New Zealand is very timely and is the right choice for those who are looking for a compact, robust, and stylish SUV that exudes state of the art technology, space, and comfort, while staying true to Jeep design.   All of this while offering the satisfaction of a zero-exhaust emission SUV, which compliments Jeep NZs already established clean car position in the industry and will continue to help with New Zealand’s overall goal of decarbonisation.”  states Todd Groves, General Sales Manager for the brand in New Zealand.

The compact Jeep Avenger offers zero exhaust emissions and 100% adventure and passion with an electric range of up to 400km* Combined (WLTP).

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: Jeep Capability 

Jeep says the Avenger packs the Jeep DNA into a compact SUV with a unique combination of capability, style, functionality, and technology to satisfy the needs of ever-connected customers. The brand has adapted its traditional design cues for the Avenger, meaning it is indisputably a Jeep SUV, but not one the market may expect. The all-new Jeep Avenger has 6-mode Selec-Terrain and Hill Descent Control technology lets you adapt to any weather conditions on the road ahead, with Jeep claiming its generous ground clearance lets you face obstacles easily.

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: All-new electric powertrain

Avenger offers energy consumption at 15.4 kWh per 100 km in the WLTP cycle. This result is made possible by the extreme efficiency of a new propulsion system, but also by the extreme lightness of the vehicle, says Jeep.

The M3 power unit adopted on Avenger is a second-generation, highly efficient 400-Volt e-motor. It is the first power unit launched by eMotors – the STELLANTIS 50/50 joint venture with NIDEC, and it delivers 115 kW and 260 Nm of maximum torque.

Avenger’s new 54 kWh battery is also produced by STELLANTIS in the Tychy plant, and it offers top energy density together with an excellent ratio between nominal and usable energy – which is 51 kWh.

Jeep says the battery system is compact and is located under the front and rear seats and the central tunnel, with virtually zero impact on the vehicle. To consider that the battery is twice protected: by high ground clearance and by specific under-body skid plates, whose resistance in case of crash exceeds the requirements of the most stringent regulations.

A key element of Avenger’s electric propulsion is the charging system. The standard on-board charger delivers 100 kW in direct current (corresponding to 0 to 80% charge in 34 minutes in fast-charging mode), and 11 kW in alternating current (corresponding to 0 to 100% charge in 5 ½ hours when connected to a public station).

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: Contemporary Jeep Design

The Avenger follows a “design approach” offering a modern interpretation of Jeep design in a compact package. The front of the vehicle displays the iconic 7-slot grille, an authentic Jeep brand signature which has evolved from a vertical to a more horizontal pattern for functional efficiency.

The bent-over grille is positioned in front of the headlamps to protect them in case of impact. The bulging fenders, another classic Jeep design element, offer a sense of strength and robustness while communicating a solid and imposing presence on and off-road.

The side view is marked by the classic trapezoidal wheel arches, designed to optimise wheel travel for maximum articulation, according to Jeep. The vehicle features 18-inch wheels with a diamond cut finish.

At the rear, the vehicle features signature-lights inspired by the classic X fuel cans. This “X” is a recurring theme inside and outside via the “X-Camo”, a pattern which combines the concept of “camouflage” with the letter “X”.

In a nod to the first Jeep vehicles, the seven-slot grille, boxy shape, and rear lights styled to resemble a fuel can, all remain. The high ground clearance affords good visibility from the cockpit, yet Jeep claims the drive is comfortable and there is little body roll, making it feel planted on the road.

Jeep Avenger is available in seven unique colours inspired by the Jeep world of adventure, freedom, and nature: three pastels (Snow White, Volcano Black and Ruby Red) and four metallic colors (Sun Yellow, Evolution Grey, Ceramic Azure and Stone Grey).

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: 360 degrees of protection

Jeep Avenger has been designed to offer 360-degree body protection and full freedom of movement. Its 360-degrees shock protection, encased protected lights and colour-moulded skid plates make it the ideal travel companion in urban and off-road driving.

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: Functional Interior

At 4.08 meters the Jeep Avenger is the most compact Jeep but is claimed to be a roomy and versatile interior comfortably fitting five people and luggage. The interior continues Jeep’s “design to function” premise offering 34 litres of interior storage, the equivalent of a carry-on bag while the 1 metre wide, square-shaped boot is also spacious and extremely versatile, designed with flexibility and modularity in mind.

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: Safety

The Jeep Avenger has achieved a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Along with all-terrain and all-weather capability which translates into fun and safety and leads in the B-SUV segment in both respects. A complete series of safety and ADAS features which provide level-2 driving autonomy include: Blind Spot Monitoring, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Vulnerable Road Users (pedestrian and cyclist) protection, Automatic Parking and Park View Rear Backup Camera.

2023 Jeep Avenger EV: State of the art technology – always connected 

Designed for the “always connected” customers, the new Jeep Avenger ensures a great digital on-board experience with a 10.25-inch radio screen Uconnect Infotainment combined with full digital cluster available.

Pricing for the All-new 100% Electric Avenger Launch Edition is $59,990, with an RRP of $67,005 including on road costs minus the New Zealand Government Clean Car Rebate – while it lasts.

The Jeep Avenger Launch Edition arrives in New Zealand this December with only 50 vehicles initially available. Jeep says you can secure one via the Jeep NZ website: https://jeep.co.nz/secure-your-vehicle-avenger

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Fred Alvrez
How on earth to start this? I've been car/bike/truck crazy since I was a teen. Like John, I had the obligatory Countach poster on the wall. I guess I'm more officially into classic and muscle cars than anything else - I currently have a '65 Sunbeam Tiger that left the factory the same day as I left the hospital as a newborn with my mother. How could I not buy that car? In 2016 my wife and I drove across the USA in a brand-new Dodge Challenger, and then shipped it home. You can read more on www.usa2nz.co.nz. We did this again in 2019 in a 1990 Chev Corvette - you can read about that trip on DriveLife. I'm a driving instructor and an Observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorists - trying to do my bit to make our roads safer.


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