Jeep Avenger 4xe Revealed, Europe’s First AWD Avenger

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Jeep is expanding its Avenger lineup by introducing the flagship 4xe variant, which stands out as the first and only all-wheel-drive (AWD) version of Jeep's smallest SUV in Europe. This new model achieves its AWD capability through a mild-hybrid setup that incorporates dual electric motors.

Unlike other 4xe models in Jeep's global lineup, the Avenger 4xe is not a plug-in hybrid. Instead, it features a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine sourced from Stellantis, which produces 134 horsepower. This engine works in tandem with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and two electric motors, each contributing an additional 28 horsepower.

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Power is distributed to all four wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and a "smart all-wheel-drive system." This system ensures a permanent 50:50 power split at low speeds. As the vehicle speed increases beyond 30 km/h, the rear electric motor enters standby mode to enhance efficiency and completely disengages at speeds over 90 km/h.

The Avenger 4xe offers four Selec Terrain modes: Auto, Snow, Sand&Mud, and Sport. The Sport mode enables the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.5 seconds, with a top speed of 194 km/h, which is 10 km/h higher than the front-wheel-drive (FWD) e-Hybrid version. For comparison, the more powerful electric vehicle (EV) variant completes the same sprint in 9 seconds but has a limited top speed of 150 km/h.

To enhance its off-road capabilities, Jeep engineers have upgraded the chassis of the Avenger 4xe. It features a Multilink rear suspension and sits 10 mm higher than the FWD versions. Standard black alloy wheels are equipped with M+S (mud and snow) tires, and All-Terrain 3PMSF (three-peak mountain snowflake) rubber is available as an option.

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Beyond the mechanical upgrades, the 4xe variant boasts several distinctive styling features that differentiate it from other Avenger models. The redesigned front bumper includes additional protective cladding and higher-mounted fog lights. The vehicle also comes standard with roof rails for extra gear transport, anti-scratch bumpers, an optional matte hood sticker, and a rear tow hook for handling tough terrain.

Inside, Jeep has opted for "completely washable" and "twice-as-durable" materials for the upholstery, emphasizing the rugged, outdoor-oriented nature of the 4xe trim.

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The Jeep Avenger 4xe will be available for order in Europe by the fourth quarter of 2024, offered in Upland and Overland trims. Although pricing details have not been released yet, it is anticipated that the 4xe will be priced higher than the FWD-only internal combustion engine (ICE), mild-hybrid, and fully electric versions of the Avenger.

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