Over a month ago, American automaker Jeep upped the prices of the Compass and the Meridian by up to Rs 43,000 and Rs 3.14 lakh, respectively. Besides, Jeep also pulled the plug on the petrol version of the Compass in May 2023 due to its non-compliance to BS6 Phase 2 emissions standards. And now, the automaker is offering heavy discounts on the Compass, the Meridian, and the Grand Cherokee models. Certain Jeep dealers are offering discounts of up to Rs 1.30 lakh on the Meridian, up to Rs 1.40 lakh on the Compass, and up to Rs 4.50 lakh on the Grand Cherokee (applicable to limited units only). Note that these offers and discounts, which include cash benefits, exchange offers, corporate discounts, and special benefits, shall vary depending on the variant, area, and availability, and they shall be treated as valid till September 30, 2023. For a better understanding, here is a table below giving you the breakdown of discounts and offers:
|Discounts||Jeep Compass||Jeep Meridian|
|Cash benefit||up to Rs 85,000||up to Rs 55,000|
|Exchange offer||up to Rs 25,000||up to Rs 25,000|
|Corporate discount||starts at Rs 20,000||starts at Rs 20,000|
|Special benefit||up to Rs 15,000||up to Rs 30,000|
|Total||up to Rs 1.40 lakh||up to Rs 1.30 lakh|
The Jeep Compass, the Meridian, and the Grand Cherokee are priced at Rs 21.73 lakh, Rs 33.40 lakh, and Rs 80.50 lakh, respectively. Prices are ex-showroom.
Jeep Compass SUV: Variants, Powertrain
The Compass SUV is available in three variants: Sport, Limited (O), and Model S (O). Powering the SUV is a 2.0-litre diesel engine, which is tuned to generate 168bhp of power and 250Nm of peak torque. For handling transmission, it gets a six-speed manual gearbox as well as a nine-speed torque converter as options. The 4x4 system is also included as standard on the automated models. As of now, the car is not offered with a petrol powertrain. However, some reports suggest that the company may introduce a new turbo-petrol engine as a replacement option in the future. This motor is a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit that was first used in the 2018 version of the Jeep Renegade.
Jeep Meridian, Grand Cherokee: Powertrain Details
The Meridian SUV is offered in Limited (O) and Limited Plus variants that are available with Upland and X special editions. Under the hood, the Jeep Meridian receives a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 168bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. A 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic are both gearbox options for this powerplant. Only the top-end automatic version comes with all-wheel drive (AWD). There is no petrol unit accessible with the SUV right now.
Meanwhile, Jeep India offers a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine for the Grand Cherokee. Both Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Rubicon also have the same unit. This engine produces 268bhp and 400Nm of torque. An 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive are available as standard.
The automaker offers the Grand Cherokee in a single Limited (O) model, equipped with four-wheel drive. In terms of market competition, the SUV locks horns with the Volvo XC90, the Audi Q7, the BMW X5, the Mercedes-Benz GLE, etc.