Jeep Meridian launched at Rs 29.90 lakh

By Divyank K. Bansal | on May 19, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Jeep Meridian can do the 0 – 100 km/h sprint in just 10.8 seconds and attain a top speed of 198km/h. While doing so, it can also return up to 16.2km/l!

The much-awaited Jeep Meridian has been launched in India at an introductory starting price of ₹29.90 lakh (ex-showroom). There are two trims to choose from – Limited and Limited (O). In total, the Jeep Meridian offers two trims and five variants – Limited MT 4x2, Limited AT 4x2, Limited (O) MT 4x2, Limited (O) AT 4x2, and Limited (O) AT 4x4. Here's a look at the variant-wise pricing of the Meridian:

Variant Prices (introductory ex-showroom)
Limited MT 4x2 ₹29.90 lakh
Limited AT 4x2 ₹31.80 lakh
Limited (O) MT 4x2 ₹32.40 lakh
Limited (O) AT 4x2 ₹34.30 lakh
Limited (O) AT 4x4 ₹36.95 lakh

For those unfamiliar with the Meridian, it's a seven-seater version of the Compass, with three rows of seats, more equipment, and a slightly different exterior design (a six-seater version is yet to be confirmed). Jeep opened bookings for the Meridian on 3rd May – the day it went into production at its Ranjangaon facility. Customer deliveries of the SUV are expected to begin sometime next month.

Jeep Meridian Engine View1

Powering the Meridian is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder Multijet II turbo diesel engine of the Compass. In both models, it develops 168bhp and 350Nm of torque. There are two gearboxes to choose from – a nine-speed torque converter automatic and a six-speed manual. While the latter is on sale as front-wheel-drive (FWD) only, the automatic gearbox gets both FWD and all-wheel-drive (AWD) options.

Unlike the three-row derivatives of five-seat SUVs we've seen so far, there are enough differences between the Meridian and the Compass. Dimension-wise, the Meridian is 364mm longer, 41mm wider, and 42mm taller than its smaller sibling. The length increase has also resulted in a healthy 158mm increase in the wheelbase.

Jeep Meridian Instrument Cluster1

In terms of features, the Meridian is loaded with some top-of-the-shelf equipment. Some of the premium bits on offer include a powered tailgate and a nine-speaker Alpine audio system. Most other features are also carried over from the Compass, like the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 touchscreen infotainment system (with wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity), wireless charging, power-adjustable front seats, a 360-degree parking camera, multiple drive modes (Sand, Mud, Snow & Auto), six airbags as standard across all variants, hill-start, and descent control.

At this price point, the Meridian will lock horns with rivals like the Skoda Kodiaq, MG Gloster, and Toyota Fortuner.

Read more:

Jeep Meridian Review: First Drive

2021 Jeep Compass Long Term Reports

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