2022 Jeep Meridian Launch in India Highlights: Jeep is adding another SUV to their catalogue with the launch of Meridian. This is a three-row SUV that has place for seven people to sit inside and is based on the Compass. Today, the company has finally announced the prices for their first three-row SUV in the country. The Meridian has an introductory starting price of Rs 29.90 lakh and is available in five configurations with the top model costing Rs 36.50 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).
We have already driven the Meridian and reviewed it. You can find our review by clicking on the link below.
Jeep’s latest offering in India comes with a 2.0-litre engine that is good for 168bhp and comes mated to a choice of a manual and an automatic gearbox. It gets FWD and AWD variants with the latter being more suitable for the adventurous souls. 6 airbags will be standard across all models and the SUV will get a whole host of safety features above that. During our time with the vehicle, we got to drive it on smooth tarmac and over a man-made obstacle course as well. You can see the Meridian acing all terrains in our video review.
The interior of the Jeep Meridian is not only spacious but also packs in a lot of features and creature comforts. At the centre of the dashboard is a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. It can be used to play audio content that is channelled through a 9-speaker sound system. The Limited (O) models also gets a large 10.2-inch digital MID for added convenience. Boot space stands at 170 litres when all three rows are up and increases to 481 litres when the last row is folded.
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Jeep has equipped the Meridian with 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels that have been shod with all-season tyres.
The large dimensions of the Meridian result in a boot space of 170 litres when all seats are up. Dropping the seats in the third row increases the space up to 481 litres.
Further adding to the off-roading capabilities of the Meridian is its approach angle of 20 degrees and departure angle of 22 degrees. The ground clearance is also a healthy 203mm.
Here is the complete price list for all variants of the Jeep Meridian. In total, the SUV will be available in five different configurations with the base price being Rs 29.90 lakh and the top-end AWD model costing Rs 36.95 lakh (ex-showroom).
After a very quick introduction, the starting price of Jeep Meridian has been announced. This three-row SUV will have an introductory starting price of Rs 29.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and deliveries will begin in the month of June.
Nipun J Mahajan, Head of Jeep Brand-India takes the stage to begin the launch proceedings.
Despite the sizeable proportions of the vehicle, Jeep claims that the Meridian can accelerate from 0 to 100kmph in 10.8 seconds and achieve a top speed of 198kmph.
The Meridian is a sizeable vehicle as it is 4,769mm long, 1,859mm wide and 1,698mm tall. It also gets a wheelbase of 2,782mm. In terms of weight, the FWD variants of the SUV have a kerb weight of 1,798kg while the AWD is heavier and tips the scales at 1,890kg.
Since the Jeep Meridian is a full-size three-row SUV, it will be facing competition from an established name in the Indian market – Toyota Fortuner. Apart from the Fortuner, it will also be pitted against the MG Gloster and Skoda Kodiaq.
From what we know, Jeep will offer the Meridian in two trims – Limited and Limited (O). The higher-end model gets additional features like a dual-pane sunroof, powered tailgate, 10.2-inch digital MID and more.
Power from the engine is sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox or to all four wheels through the 9-speed automatic. This opens a wide variety of configuration options for customers. One can go for the manual FWD, automatic FWD or automatic AWD option.
The Compass and Meridian share a lot of equipment and have similar design cues too. This is because the Meridian is essentially a bigger, three-row avatar of the Compass. The bigger vehicle does, however, get some unique attributes to make it stand out.
The Meridian gets a 2.0-litre Multijet II diesel engine and there will be no petrol options. This engine is good for 168bhp and 350Nm. It is the same unit that does duty on the Compass as well.
Meridian is the first vehicle in its segment to come with independent front and rear suspension. It is not a surprise that Jeep, a brand known for making excellent off-road-focused vehicles, has equipped a seven-seater with such a setup and anti-roll bars.
The Jeep Meridian is being produced at the company’s Ranjangaon plant and has localization levels as high as 80 per cent. This is part of Jeep’s endeavour to have four made-in-India products by the end of 2022. The other three products include the Compass, Compass Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee.
The Jeep Meridian was officially unveiled in India almost two months ago. While we expected the price to be announced on the same occasion, the company made us wait till now.
We meet again dear reader! Today we shall be following the launch proceedings of the Jeep Meridian and bring you all the relevant updates as per usual. Stick around to find out all details regarding the specifications, price and features of this new SUV from Jeep.