he has a nice new lineup in his lineup, but not here in America. The all-electric 2023 Jeep Avenger just took home the impressive Car of the Year award in Europe, but the automaker has no plans to sell this compact overseas. With off-road capability, advanced safety features, and a reasonable price, why is America missing out on this Jeep?
The 2023 Jeep Avenger is the first battery electric vehicle
According to the initial press release from , it is the brand’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV). Even though it has zero emissions, Jeep claims to embody the brand’s “everything in a compact size” DNA. The electric powertrain uses a 400-volt electric motor with 115 kilowatts and 260 Nm of torque with a new 54 kWh battery. This is enough to get about 248 miles of range (400km).
recently reported Jeep CEO Christian Meunier’s thoughts on the new SUV in the lineup. At this time, Jeep has no plans to sell the Avenger here in America. It will go on sale in Europe and some North African countries, although Jeep wants electric vehicles to account for half of sales in America by 2030. In 2022, Meunier told Tech Crunch that “there is no real market potential in North America. ”
Jeep has two all-electric SUVs in the lineup for America and the Wagoneer S, but those are slated for 2024. It’s unclear why the US market won’t receive the 2023 Jeep Avenger, but Business Insider suggests better government subsidies in Europe they may be part of it.
For example, buyers in France can get $7,590 (€7,000) for a vehicle that costs less than $50,964 (€47,000). This could help boost sales and bring more people into the 2023 Avenger, while also hitting the all-electric vehicle sales goal. Jeep has many vehicles in the pipeline for the US market, but the Avenger isn’t part of the plan.
The Avenger might be compact, but that’s what buyers are looking for
Jeep plans to offer in Europe by 2025, and the Avenger is off to a good start. Thanks to its compact design, it sits under the small Renegade. While American enjoys its compact SUVs, this vehicle size is very suitable for the European market.
“It will be the new entry point into the Jeep range and allow us to complete our SUV coverage, and we expect it to become the best-selling model in our portfolio by 2024,” said Antonella Bruno, Head of Jeep Europe at Stellantis. .
The 2023 Jeep Avenger checks all the boxes for some overseas buyers, but it may not be a good fit for the American market. Regardless of the reason, Jeep appears to have a winner on its hands with the Avenger.