Jeep Avenger petrol engine details revealed

    Apart from the EV variant, the Avenger gets a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, which also powers the top-spec Citroen C3 sold in India.

    Published On Oct 28, 2022 02:40:00 PM

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    After announcing details of the Jeep Avenger EV, the focus now moves on to the petrol-powered Avenger, the brand's smallest SUV. It will go on sale in Europe initially, and its engine and powertrain details have now been revealed via the configurator on its website. 

    • Avenger to come with a manual gearbox initially
    • Will go on sale in Europe first

    Jeep Avenger: powertrain details

    The Avenger will be powered by a 100hp, 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine and have a front-wheel drive layout. This is the same engine that also powers the India-spec Citroen C3's top trim but puts out 110hp. The Avenger's engine will only be paired to a manual gearbox as there’s no word on the automatic transmission yet; however, for India, the C3 will come with an automatic gearbox soon. The Avenger also shares the modular CMP platform with the C3.

    Both the ICE and EV versions of the Avenger SUV will get Jeep's Selec-Terrain off-road modes (Normal, Eco, Sport, Snow, Mud and Snow), which change various parameters depending on the mode. The Avenger EV offers 400km of range and puts out 154hp, 260Nm from its electric motors that are powered by a Stellantis-built 54kWh battery. 

    Jeep Avenger: design and features

    The Avenger also gets the traditional seven-slot grille which is flanked by headlamps that have a split layout with thin LED daytime running lamps (DRLs) positioned right below the bonnet line. Its other exterior highlights include the 18-inch alloy wheels, a strong shoulder line, squared-off tail lamps with X-shaped LED lights and notable amounts of black body cladding.

    The interior layout of the Avenger has a minimalist theme with the highlight being the large 10.25-inch touchscreen and digital driver’s display. The rectangular AC vents are integrated seamlessly into the dashboard, which has a body-coloured strip spanning the width of the dashboard. The SUV gets ambient lighting, adaptive cruise control, dual-zone climate control and rain-sensing wipers, among other features.

    Jeep: what's next for India? 

    Jeep will launch the Avenger in Europe during the first half of 2023, but it remains to be seen if the brand decides to bring the SUV to our shores. Meanwhile, Jeep is currently gearing up to launch the new Grand Cherokee in India that will rival the Mercedes GLE, BMW X5 and the Land Rover Discovery.

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