Jeep Meridian is committed to offering the option of off-road driving with 4×4 capabilities.
Jeep India on Thursday officially released in the country a three-row SUV Meridian at a starting price ₹29.90 lakhs (former interior) for the base version with manual transmission. Price for the top version with automatic transmission ₹36.95 lakhs (former salon). Indian jeep Nipun Mahajan believes that the price structure is destructive and will help the SUV to fight its competitors.
|The complete price structure of the Jeep Meridian|
|Limited MT FWD||₹29.90 lakhs|
|Limited (O) MT FWD||₹32.40 lakhs|
|Limited to 9AT FWD||₹31.80 lakhs|
|Limited (O) 9AT FWD||₹34.30 lakhs|
|Limited (O) 9AT 4×4||₹36.95 lakhs|
|(former exhibition hall, starting prices)|
Since its launch, Meridian has faced Toyota segment leader Fortuner who for many years was a dominant player in the Indian landscape as well as MG Gloucester. “The Jeep brand believes it is time for Indian customers to embark on a new adventure in the refined and capable Jeep Meridian. Our prices reflect our intention to disrupt this segment and offer unmatched value to customers looking for a powerful, spacious and sophisticated SUV, ”said Mahajan, Jeep India brand manager.
Based on the same platform as Compass, a mid-size SUV that has helped Jeep gain a foothold in the country, Meridian is committed to replicating its younger brother’s success, thanks to a premium cab, full feature list, three-row seats and some very capable 4×4 drives. But while the AWD version is something to watch out for, the Meridian also comes with an advanced transmission.
Meridian equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder multi-jet diesel engine that also performs duties inside the Compass. The Meridian engine produces 167 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. The engine comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a nine-speed automatic transmission. In the SUV there is no option with a gasoline engine.
|Specifications of the Jeep Meridian|
|Drive type||4×2 (FWD), 4×4 (AWD)|
|Maximum power||170 horsepower|
|Maximum torque||350 Nm|
With a top speed of 198 km / h Meridian claims that it accelerates to 100 km / h in 10.8 seconds, which is quite impressive considering the dimensions and proportions of the car.
Jeep Meridian dimensions:
The meridian is 4679 mm long, 1858 mm wide and 1698 mm high. It has a ground clearance of 203 mm. He may look more premium than Fortuner, but even to the naked eye it is Toyota which has a more impressive presence on the road than a jeep.
|Jeep Meridian dimensions (mm)|
Exterior features of the Jeep Meridian:
Meridian has a confident position and shape on the outside, and although it’s not like some of its competitors, it has strong geometric lines around. On the front is a branded seven-layer grille with LED headlights and LED DRL on both sides. There is a solid chrome strip that separates the bumper and large air dams to complete the face.
The SUV stands on 18-inch alloy wheels under large arches. From the front arch to the rear door handle extends a clear line of character. The rear of the car has LED taillights, a chrome connector in the middle and a gray side trim on the rear bumper.
Features of the salon Jeep Meridian:
The Meridian has three rows of seats, and while the last row has limited space, the cab itself is as premium as one would expect in a jeep. There is a 10.1-inch main infotainment screen, and the list of features also includes a digital driver display, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charging, 360-degree camera, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and more.
Date of first publication: 6:34 PM May 19, 2022 IST