The Avenger 4X4 EV SUV concept features a better approach, higher departure angle and ground clearance.
While Jeep car revealed details about Avenger EV SUV, the brand has now launched a future AWD version of its electric SUV with the Avenger 4X4 concept. Shown at the ongoing Paris Motor Show 2022, the Avenger 4X4 is equipped with dual engines for the EV powertrain.
- Avenger 4X4 gets a dual EV engine setup
- Looks sturdier than the standard Avenger EV
- Range will be slightly lower than Avenger FWD
Jeep Avenger 4X4: AWD version coming soon
Jeep previously announced that all of its SUV models, including EVs, will have AWD versions. The Avenger EV SUV currently only has a FWD setup, and to get the AWD Avenger, Jeep will add another electric motor to its rear axle, according to sources. While the brand hasn’t revealed any specs for the Avenger 4X4, we expect the same engine, which currently powers the FWD version, will also be added to the rear axle.
Jeep Avenger 4X4: Powertrain and expected range
The Avenger’s pre-set engine, in its current form, makes 154hp and 260Nm of torque. However, it remains to be seen whether the electronic motor installed at the rear will be identical.
Should Jeep decide to add the same engine to the Avenger’s rear axle, it could have a combined output of around 300hp and more than 500Nm of torque, on a compact SUV that’s only about four meters long. In terms of battery, the AWD version is expected to carry on the same 54kWh unit. While the standard FWD Avenger EV has a range of around 400 km on the WLTP cycle, the AWD version could see a reduction, thanks to the extra weight of the second engine.
Jeep Avenger 4X4: with terrain-specific changes
In concept form, the Avenger 4X4 features terrain-specific tweaks including a 21-degree approach angle, 34-degree departure angle and 20-degree breakout angle. In addition, the ground clearance is more than 200mm, more than the FWD Avenger EV SUV. It also includes aesthetic changes such as additional integrated headlights and a new, lightweight, scratch-resistant cargo box fitted with a new belt system. Jeep says the concept also features an anti-reflective bonnet sticker and an anti-scratch treatment.
The Avenger EV in FWD system will go on sale in select international markets late next year or early 2024. It remains to be seen whether the standard Avenger EV SUV or the Avenger 4X4 will come to India in the future.
On the other hand, Jeep will start The latest generation Grand Cherokee SUV in India next month and you can read more about that here.