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Jeep Meridian launched in India at Rs 29.90 lakh | Autocar India

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The precise-hand-drive Jeep Meridian will solely be manufactured in India for each home gross sales and exports.

Jeep has launched the much-awaited Meridian in India, with costs ranging from Rs 29.90 lakh, going as much as Rs 36.95 lakh for the top-spec 4×4 variants. Bookings for the Jeep Meridian are already underway, and deliveries are set to begin from the third week of June. The Meridian relies on the Compass platform, however has been fully reworked to accommodate a 3rd row of seats.

  • The Meridian is powered by a 170hp, 2.0-litre diesel engine
  • Prices Rs 6.26 lakh greater than an equal variant of the Compass
  • All-wheel drive system reserved for computerized variants solely

Right here’s an in depth worth record of Jeep Meridian in India:

Jeep Meridian worth (ex-showroom, India)
Variants Value
Restricted MT FWD Rs 29.90 lakh
Restricted (O) MT FWD Rs 32.40 lakh
Restricted AT FWD Rs 31.80 lakh
Restricted (O) AT FWD Rs 34.30 lakh
Restricted (O) AT 4X4 Rs 36.95 lakh

Jeep has priced the Meridian fairly competitively as its beginning worth undercuts its speedy rival – the Skoda Kodiaq – by a whopping Rs 5 lakh. Additionally it is about Rs 50,000 cheaper on the top-end. Beginning worth of the Meridian can also be Rs 4.39 lakh cheaper than the Fortuner diesel, and Rs 4.59 lakh than the MG Gloster. 

Jeep Meridian powertrain: will get a sole diesel engine

At launch, the Meridian will solely be out there with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Multijet turbo-diesel engine. It produces 170hp and 350Nm of torque and comes mated to both a 6-speed handbook or a 9-speed torque converter computerized gearbox. Whereas the powertrain configuration is an identical to the Compass, the engine has been recalibrated and will get a remapped ECU for particular software on the Meridian.

Similar to its smaller sibling, the Meridian will get four-wheel drive solely with the automated gearbox, whereas the 4×2 variants can be found with each the handbook and auto gearbox. A petrol engine is prone to be part of the line-up later.

Jeep Meridian: exterior design and dimension

The Meridian appears unmistakably a Jeep, drawing design inspiration from the bigger Grand Cherokee L and Grand Wagoneer bought abroad. It additionally appears noticeably completely different from the Compass. For extra particulars on the Meridian’s styling, you possibly can try our evaluate right here

When it comes to dimensions, the Meridian measures 4,769mm in size, 1,859mm in width, 1,682mm in peak and has a wheelbase of two,794mm – that’s 364mm longer, 41mm wider and 48mm taller than the Compass, with the wheelbase having grown by 146mm.

Jeep Meridian: variants, inside and options

The Meridian might be out there in two trims – Restricted and Restricted (O)– the place the top-spec Restricted (O) mannequin is fairly generously geared up. It will get a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch touchscreen with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wi-fi charging, powered entrance seats, dual-zone local weather management, powered tailgate, panoramic sunroof and extra, most of which has been carried over from the Compass. It, nonetheless, misses out on ventilated seats, front-parking sensors and ADAS performance, which notably stand out at this worth level.

As for the inside itself, not a lot has modified over the Compass, apart from a brand new brown-black inside color scheme, a brand new quilted sample for the seat upholstery, and extra importantly, the addition of a 3rd row. The Meridian, for now, will solely be out there as a seven-seater, though a six-seater variant may very well be within the pipeline for the long run.

Jeep Meridian: rivals

The monocoque-bodied Meridian’s solely logical rival in India is the Skoda Kodiaq, though for its worth and all-wheel drive capabilities, it’ll additionally face competitors from full-size ladder body SUVs just like the Toyota Fortuner and MG Gloster.

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