Jeep India will introduce the Meridian only in the top-end Limited and Limited (O) trims, and given the fact that it boasts 82 per cent local content, we would expect the company to launch the SUV at Rs. 31 lakh to Rs. 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Jeep India will launch its new three-row SUV, the Meridian, in the country on May 19, 2022. Based on the same platform as the company’s mid-size SUV Compass, the new Jeep Meridian will take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and the Skoda Kushaq in the full-size SUV segment. Jeep India has already received over 1200 bookings for the SUV, which will be available in two variants – Limited and Limited Option but will be a diesel-only SUV. In fact, we have already driven the Jeep Meridian and told you all about it in our review. So, all that remains to be known is the price of the new 3-row SUV.
Currently, the Jeep Compass is priced in India at Rs. 18.04 lakh to Rs. 31 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Considering the company only plans to introduce the Meridian in the top-end Limited and Limited (O) trims, it will be priced above the Rs. 30 lakh mark. In fact, given it boasts 82 per cent local content, we would expect the company to launch the new Jeep Meridian at Rs. 31 lakh to Rs. 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
The Jeep Meridian is powered by the same 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine developing 168 bhp and 350 Nm of torque
Power in the Jeep Meridian SUV comes from the familiar 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine developing 168 bhp and 350 Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed manual and 9-speed torque converter automatic units. The front-wheel-drive system comes as a standard fitment with both gearboxes. Jeep says the Meridian SUV features up to 82 per cent localised components.
In terms of the equipment, the Jeep Meridian SUV will pack in a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, connected car tech with an embedded SIM, a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone connectivity, wireless phone charging, powered front seats with ventilation, a powered tailgate and much more. The safety kit includes six airbags, a 360-degree camera, and tyre pressure monitoring.