Jeep India will introduce the Meridian only in the top-end Limited and Limited (O) trims, and given the fact that it boasts 82 per cent local content, we would expect the company to launch the SUV at Rs. 31 lakh to Rs. 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
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Currently, the Jeep Compass is priced in India at ₹ 18.04 lakh to ₹ 31 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Considering the company only plans to introduce the Meridian in the top-end Limited and Limited (O) trims, it will be priced above the ₹ 30 lakh mark. In fact, given it boasts 82 per cent local content, we would expect the company to launch the new Jeep Meridian at ₹ 31 lakh to ₹ 36 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Power in the Jeep Meridian SUV comes from the familiar 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine developing 168 bhp and 350 Nm of torque, coupled with a 6-speed manual and 9-speed torque converter automatic units. The front-wheel-drive system comes as a standard fitment with both gearboxes. Jeep says the Meridian SUV features up to 82 per cent localised components.
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Visually, the Meridian certainly looks like the bigger and a more matured sibling of the Compass, with styling cues similar to the company’s flagship SUV, the Grand Cherokee. You get LED lights, sporty alloy wheels, a dual-tone exterior paint job, and a lot of chrome elements.
In terms of the equipment, the Jeep Meridian SUV will pack in a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, connected car tech with an embedded SIM, a panoramic sunroof, wireless smartphone connectivity, wireless phone charging, powered front seats with ventilation, a powered tailgate and much more. The safety kit includes six airbags, a 360-degree camera, and tyre pressure monitoring.