It will back up its tough looks with off-road ability that’s said will rival that of the current hybrid Renegade 4xe. Most Avengers are sure be two-wheel drive but a 4x4 version, likely powered by a pair of the group’s 95PS (71kW) motors, will be available to make the most of what are said to be competitive approach and departure angles on rough terrain. Range is quoted as 248 miles. We can expect more details, including UK price, at its Paris Motor Show debut on 17th October.
Jeep fans who want a battery model with real off-road ability may be minded to wait a little longer for the Jeep Recon, another all-new addition to the family that will be sold in the UK and Europe, though not before a launch in the US, scheduled for 2024.
The company says the Recon is “100 per cent Jeep” and rugged enough for extreme off-roading such as the brand’s traditional off-road challenge, the rock-strewn Rubicon Trail. Features on the Recon will include trick 4x4 traction and axle technology, underbody protection, tow hooks, a power-operated top and, like the Wrangler, removable doors and windows for that all-round open-air feeling.