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Jeep Avenger wins European Car of the Year, but you can’t the brand’s first EV in America

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Avenger is not available in the US.

  • The Jeep Avenger was named European Car of the Year 2023, but is not available in the US.
  • It’s Jeep’s first all-electric vehicle and is surprisingly small for an SUV at 13.4 feet.
  • Jeep CEO Christian Meunier thinks it’s too compact for the North American market.

Jeep’s all-electric Avenger was named the 2023 European Car of the Year at the Brussels Auto Show on Friday.

The compact SUV is Jeep’s first battery-electric model. The award was voted on by a panel of automotive journalists from around 20 countries. top gear magazine.

One is Paul Horrell top gearhe commented:

It scored 328 points and was ranked first by a 21-man jury, beating out the electric revival of Volkswagen’s duo called ID. Buzz, and Nissan Ariya, an electric family crossover, The Telegraph reported.

According to the paper, the Avenger “has an attractive exterior design reminiscent of ’70s American boxy jeeps and a distinctive 7-slot grille first seen on a World War II-era Willys Jeep.” “It feels comfortable and a little bit special in a nearly identical jacked-up supermini in this class.”

The Jeep Avenger was named European Car of the Year at the Brussels Motor Show on Friday.
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The Avenger is part of Jeep’s commitment to becoming the leader in electric SUVs. Manufacturers want EVs to account for all sales in Europe by 2030, and at least half in North America. tech crunch report.

However, Avenger is only available in some countries in Europe and North Africa. auto express.

Jeep CEO Christian Meunier said there is “no real market potential in North America” ​​for small SUVs like the Avenger. tech crunch last year.

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October, the Avenger is just 13.4 feet long. The designer sought to embody “his DNA of the brand” in “compact dimensions”. Press release from Stellantisowns a Jeep.

Nevertheless, jeep says Despite its size, the Avenger offers “no compromise” off-road capability and a range of almost 250 miles.

The Jeep Recon and Wagoneer S will be the first fully electric Jeep SUVs available to American buyers, though they aren’t scheduled to go into production until 2024.

Many European countries offer government subsidies to let drivers buy EVs, which Jeep hopes will boost sales. For example, in France, Buyer can receive Up to €7,000 ($7,590) for electric vehicles under €47,000 ($50,964).

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