Prior to global debut, 2022 Jeep Meridian SUV leaked
Jeep Commander will make its global debut later this month and shall be launched in India by mid-2022. Here, it will be called the Meridian. In the latest development, the upcoming car has been leaked, revealing key details about its design and interiors. The 3-row SUV will have a 7-slat grille, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, and ventilated seats. Here are more details.
Jeep Meridian will have a sculpted bonnet, a 7-slat grille with chrome accents, wide air dams, and sleek headlights. On the sides, the car will be flanked by roof rails, large doors, indicator-mounted black ORVMs, and designer alloy wheels. Wrap-around taillights, a window wiper, and a restyled bumper will be available on the rear end of the SUV.
Jeep Meridian will run on a BS6-compliant 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine linked to a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic gearbox. The motor will generate 200hp of maximum power. Plug-in-hybrid powertrains should be available in the global markets.
Jeep Meridian will offer a 7-seater cabin, featuring ventilated seats with premium upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, and a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with cruise control. It will house a digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system with support for Alexa. Multiple airbags, ADAS, electronic stability program, traction control, and hill descent control should ensure the safety of the passengers.
Jeep Meridian is expected to carry a premium over the Compass SUV, which starts at Rs. 17.19 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The car will take on rivals like the Toyota Fortuner, SKODA KODIAQ, and MG Gloster.