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The New Jeep® Avenger 4xe: The Best of Both Worlds

With a legacy rooted in active service during the Second World War, Jeep is today a globally recognised brand, renowned for its off-road ability while matching European and Japanese brands for styling and luxury.

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Joining famous models such as Wrangler and Cherokee is the latest model, the Avenger, a mid-size SUV that has enjoyed huge sales success in Europe. A full third of the 90,000 European sales have been of the full-electric Avenger models, but Jeep is looking further into the future with the new Avenger 4xe.

The powertrain of the new model is a groundbreaking design for Jeep. It seamlessly merges the advantages of a hybrid system with cutting-edge AWD technology. At its core lies a dynamic 48V hybrid system, featuring a robust 1.2-litre turbo engine generating 136hp, augmented by dual 21Kw electric motors positioned both at the front and rear of the vehicle, driving through an automatic 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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This setup gives a top speed of 194km/h speed, with an acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 9.5 seconds. The 4xe powertrain sets a new benchmark in the Avenger hybrid line-up, offering the highest power and torque output, with 36hp and 25Nm more than the e-Hybrid FWD version. This results in quicker acceleration and a higher top speed, while maintaining a minimal increase in CO2 emissions. This robust performance effortlessly marries power with eco-consciousness, and thanks to the coupling of all-wheel drive with hybrid technology makes it possible to reduce consumption and emissions.

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The exceptional powertrain, combined with the 22.7:1 reducer placed on the rear axle, ensures an extraordinary rear wheel torque of 1,900Nm, providing incredible traction. This capability allows for conquering slopes of nearly 40% on challenging terrains such as gravel and up to 20% when there’s no grip on the front axle.

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The Jeep Avenger 4xe is equipped with a smart all-wheel-drive system, ensuring that 4×4 capability is always available when required. At low speeds (between 0 and 30km/h), traction on all four wheels is permanent, with a 50:50 split. During medium speeds (30 to 90km/h), the rear axle drive activates only upon demand. It’s noteworthy that even with zero Nm of torque, the rear e-motor remains connected to the rear wheels for sudden needs. When all-wheel-drive is engaged, torque distribution is based on actual demand, with a potential split of up to 50:50. At high speeds (above 90km/h), forward drive becomes permanent, and the rear e-motor disengages from the axle to minimise fuel consumption.

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The Selec-Terrain function on the Avenger 4xe empowers the driver to select the appropriate mode for any situation: Auto, which offers all-wheel-drive only upon demand, ideal for everyday driving with minimal CO2 emissions; Snow, providing enhanced stability control and smart all-wheel-drive for safe winter road travel; Sand&Mud, tailored for uneven terrains with specific gearshift ratios and traction control; and Sport, maximising the potent power and torque delivery of the 4xe system, further enhanced by e-boost on the rear wheels.

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Avenger 4xe continues to impress inside the cabin, with a host of innovative features designed to elevate comfort and convenience. Occupants are welcomed with new seats crafted from unconventional, completely washable, and durable materials, two times more resistant than conventional ones, therefore perfect for adventurers who embrace the great outdoors. Meanwhile, standard M+S tyres provide reliable traction in various weather conditions, with optional All Terrain 3PMSF tyres available for enhanced grip on challenging terrain.

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The rims will also be black, to ensure aesthetic quality over time regardless of the terrain and driving contexts in which it is used.industr

For more information, contact your nearest Jeep dealer.

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
From an early age, Harry was obsessed with anything that moved under its own steam, particularly cars and motorcycles. For reasons of a financial nature, his stable of fine automobiles failed to materialise, at which point he realised that motorcycles were far more affordable and so he started his two wheel career, owning, riding, building and fixing many classic bikes. Then came the day when he converted his love of bikes into a living, writing, filming and talking about them endlessly. The passion for four wheels never left him, however, and he has now converted his writing skills into singing the praises of cars in all their infinite variety. Bikes are still his favourite means of getting around but the car in its modern form is reaching a level of perfection that is hard to resist. And they're warmer in winter....
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