Jeep Meridian SUV debuts in India: Check out its features
US automaker Jeep has revealed its Meridian SUV in India. Its production will commence here in May. As for the highlights, the four-wheeler has an imposing look and an upmarket cabin with a bevy of tech-biased features including dual-zone climate control. Under the hood, it is fueled by a 2.0-liter diesel engine that puts out a maximum power of 168hp.
- Jeep Meridian serves as a 7-seater version of the Compass SUV in India and boasts over 80% localization. It offers good looks, lots of features, and decent performance.
- The car is expected to be priced competitively on our shores and will take on rivals such as the Toyota Fortuner, Mahindra XUV700, SKODA KODIAQ, and MG Gloster.
Jeep Meridian has a muscular hood, a seven-slot grille, a front bumper with chrome inserts, silvered faux skid plates, LED headlights with integrated DRLs, and fog lamps. It is flanked by roof rails, ORVMs, black B-pillars, and 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. An integrated spoiler with a high-mounted stop lamp, horizontally-positioned reflectors on the bumper, and wrap-around LED taillights grace the rear end.
Jeep Meridian runs on a 2.0-liter diesel engine that makes 168hp/350Nm. It is linked to a 6-speed manual/ 9-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system. The car can sprint from 0-100kmph in 10.8 seconds and hit a top-speed of 198km/h.
Jeep Meridian has a 7-seater cabin with ventilated front seats, wireless charging, dual-tone brown and black upholstery, a nine-speaker Alpine-sourced audio system, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It packs a digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Six airbags, ABS, traction control, EBD, and electronic stability control ensure the safety of the passengers.
In India, the Jeep Meridian three-row SUV is expected to bear a starting price-tag of around Rs. 26 lakh (ex-showroom). Deliveries of the vehicle will begin on our shores in June.