Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively of women motoring journalists. Vehicles in the WWCOTY awards are judged for excellence in their segments. Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits and environmental footprint are taken into account by jurors when casting their votes. This year, the jurors’ work has been marked by an industry evolution towards more efficient and sustainable models. The Avenger impressed judges with its “successful design, excellent off-road capability”, and low environmental footprint.
“We’re delighted and honored that this international jury of motoring journalists has chosen the first-ever all electric Jeep SUV as the winner of this important award,” said Christian Meunier, Jeep brand CEO. “I’d like to thank the jurors for their recognition. The Jeep Avenger plays a key role in our global electrification strategy, as the brand moves towards becoming the world leader in zero-emission SUVs.”
The new Avenger is a compact SUV which, at just four meters in length, is positioned in the rapidly growing B-SUV the second biggest European segment in terms of volume. Aimed at active people who are looking for an SUV with compact dimensions, the Jeep Avenger offers plenty of room and storage possibilites. Designed and built as a Jeep vehicle from day one, the Avenger packs the Jeep DNA into a compact SUV with a unique combination of capability, style, functionality, and technology.
With an electric fuel range of up to 400 km in the WLTP cycle and more than 550 km in the city. A new electric powertrain combines a unique 400-volt electric motor with 115 kilowatts and 260 Nm of maximum torque and a new 54 kWh battery.
The introduction of the Jeep Avenger in Europe marks the beginning of the next phase of the electrification of the Jeep brand – the BEV wave – that will see four fully-electric vehicles hit the market by 2025. By the end of 2030, the Jeep brand’s European sales will be 100% pure electric.
The Jeep Avenger, revealed at the 2022 Paris Motor Show, has already been acclaimed by both customers and industry experts. In January, the Avenger was named European Car of the Year 2023. More than 12,000 units have been sold since the opening of orders for the 1st Edition on Dec 1, 2022 and then the full lineup on Jan 11th, 2023.
Women’s World Car of the Year
Women’s World Car of the Year is the only car awards group in the world comprised exclusively of women motoring journalists. It was created by New Zealand motoring journalist, Sandy Myhre, in 2009. She is currently Honorary President while Marta García is Executive President.
This unique award aims to recognize the best cars of the year and to give a voice to women in the automotive world. The voting criteria are based on the same principles that guide any driver when choosing a car. The jurors do not select a ‘woman’s car’ because cars are not gender specific. Aspects such as safety, quality, price, design, ease of driving, benefits, and environmental footprint, among others, are considered when casting the votes.
About the Jeep Brand
Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand that brings capability, craftsmanship and versatility to people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a broad portfolio of vehicles that continues to provide owners with a sense of safety and security to handle any journey with confidence. The Jeep vehicle range consists of the Avenger, Renegade, Renegade 4xe, Renegade e-Hybrid; Compass, Compass 4xe, Compass e-Hybrid; Wrangler (outside of EU), Wrangler 4xe and Gladiator complete the range with a pick-up/Truck offer. Jeep Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep 4×4 lineup, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep brand owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support. The legendary Jeep brand’s off-road capability is enhanced by a global electrification initiative that is transforming 4xe into new 4×4 in pursuit of the brand’s vision of accomplishing Zero Emission Freedom