Jeep Avenger wins Car of the Year 2023
For the first time in its history, Jeep has bagged the title of Car of the Year. The all-electric Avenger took first place with the Volkswagen ID. Buzz as a runner-up, while the Nissan Ariya finished third.
The Avenger took a comfortable lead in the election, scoring 328 points and 21 best votes from the jury comprising of 57 automotive journalists representing 22 European countries. The Avenger takes over the title from last year’s winner, the Kia EV6.
Jeep’s small zero-emission SUV features a 54kWh battery pack and a range of 290 km. It can recharge from 10-80% in 26 minutes. However, with a price of just under 40,000 euros in most European countries, its pricing doesn’t exactly match its dimensions.
The other candidates and their final ranking list as follows:
1. Jeep Avenger (328)
2. VW ID. BUZZ (241)
3. Nissan Ariya (211)
4. Kia Niro (200)
5. Renault Austral (163)
6. Peugeot 408 (149)
7. Toyota bZ4x/Subaru Solterra (133)
The 2023 ceremony, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the internationally renowned award, was held at the Brussels Motor Show for the first time. Traditionally, the unveiling used to take place at the Geneva Motor Show, which was cancelled this year and has moved to Qatar subsequently.
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