Petrol Jeep Avenger to cost from £25,630
Details of the long-awaited petrol Avenger have emerged, and it slashes £10k from the electric Jeep’s price
- Petrol to cost £25,630 in mid-spec Altitude trim
- 99bhp 1.2-litre PureTech engine
- 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds and 50.4mpg
Full details for the petrol Jeep Avenger have appeared online, and the combustion-powered crossover looks set to cost from £25,630 in Altitude trim. This undercuts the entry-level electric Avenger by around £10k, making it much more affordable to buy or lease.
It will be fitted with a familiar 1.2-litre PureTech petrol engine, shared with models like the Peugeot 2008. The Jeep will come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, and with 99bhp the Avenger is said to do 0-62mph in 10.6 seconds – around a second behind the heavier 154bhp Avenger EV.
While the electric Avenger comes in Latitude, Altitude and Summit trim levels, we’ve so far only seen specifications for a mid-level petrol Altitude model. This is set to come equipped with adaptive cruise control, a 10.25-inch infotainment display, a wireless smartphone charging pad and a hands-free powered hatchback. Music should also sound pretty good, thanks to a JBL premium sound system.
While it won’t benefit from free VED road tax until 2025 like the electric Avenger, the petrol model’s average fuel economy of up to 50.4mpg should make it cheap to run, while CO2 emissions of 126g/km put it in a middling Benefit-in-Kind band for company car choosers.
Just a few months ago, a Jeep spokesperson told us: “Whilst Avenger is launched as a fully electric model and we expect BEV to be by far the most popular powertrain for the vehicle, it has also been available in certain markets with an internal combustion engine since launch. With high interest levels in Avenger, as well as certain corporate fleets wishing to run both BEV and ICE, this powertrain will come to the UK in the near future.”
With a new lower price point, the Jeep Avenger will go head-to-head with petrol rivals including the top-selling Ford Puma, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur, which should help it appear on far more buyers’ shopping lists.
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