Jeep has unveiled the 7-Seater Meridian today. Deliveries will begin from June 2022. The Meridian is the seven-seater version of the Compass SUV. The Meridian will rival the Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq, MG Gloster, and the Mahindra Alturas G4 when it is officially launched in India. This SUV will be manufactured in India for the domestic as well as international markets starting May 2022 and we expect Meridian’s price in India to be announced by June 2022. Jeep Meridian’s bookings will open in May this year. The upcoming Jeep SUV may be significantly expensive as compared to the Compass.
In terms of exteriors the 2022 Jeep Meridian three-row SUV gets the signature seven-box Jeep grille, all LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, a new set of front and rear bumpers, chrome inserts for the front bumper, silver coloured faux skid plates, fog lights, new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, Meridian branding on the front doors, roof rails, wrap-around LED tail lights, boot-lid mounted number plate recess, horizontally placed reflectors on the rear bumper, and an integrated spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp.
In terms of interiors the Jeep Meridian SUV comes with a long list of features which include a panoramic sunroof, a 10.1-inch free-standing touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 360-degree camera, drive modes including Auto, Sand, Snow, and Mud, dual-tone brown and black upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a nine-speaker Alpine powered music system, electrically-adjustable driver seat, electrically powered tail-gate, ventilated front seats, wireless charging, 80-degree opening doors for the second row, and a fully-digital instrument console.
Safety features on the Meridian include six airbags, active yaw control, engine drag control, hydraulic brake assist, fading brake support, traction control system, electronic stability control, ABS, EBD, hill start assist, all four disc brakes, electronic roll mitigation programme, electronic parking brake, reverse parking camera, 360-degree camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, etc.
Powering the Jeep Meridian is a 2.0-litre diesel motor that makes 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual unit and a nine-speed torque-converter automatic unit. Also on offer will be a 4×4 model. The Jeep Meridian can propel from 0-100kmph in 10.8 seconds, all the way up to a limited top speed of 198kmph.