Jeep India is gearing up to widen its SUV variants in India, and the American carmaker is on it with all its grandeur. Jeep officially unveiled the brand-new Meridian SUV. An extravagant launch of the 7-seater is scheduled for May 2022.
Power & Performance
The Meridian shares the same engine as its sibling, the Compass. A 2.0-litre diesel engine, bred to either a 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic transmission is some primary powertrain features coming along with the Meridian. This variant of Jeep has an upgraded power of 187 hp and 270 Nm of torque. An advanced 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine which is named – T270, is soon to be launched in India. The Compass variant in South America uses the same engine.
The price of the all-new Jeep Meridian SUV is expected between Rs.30-35 lakhs (ex-showroom). The American carmaker is in action mode with the intent to compete with other latest SUVs namely – Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and Skoda Kodiaq.
Jeep Meridian: What we know
The Jeep Meridian is the 7-seater variant of Compass that has been under the covers for close to two years now. The SUV initially made its worldwide launch in the South American market under the name – Jeep Commander. But due to a legal tryst with Mahindra, the brand decided to drop ‘Commander’ as its name.
This particular 7-seater variant of Jeep India is unique in its own way. It is a display of class and sophistication aligned with the portrayal of Indian culture, particularly states that rest on the Meridian 77 passing through India. Along with this, a nationwide test run of the car took place across regions of Kashmir, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The Meridian underwent 5,000 km testing of agility, engineering and performance throughout the country.
1. Is the Jeep Meridian available as an 8-seater?
No, the Jeep Meridian SUV is available with a spacious 7-seater which is ideal for the particular model of Jeep.
2. Is Jeep an American car brand?
Yes. Jeep is a part of American automobiles marque now owned by Stellantis.