The market launch of the Jeep Meridian will likely take place in May 2022
Jeep has announced that it will launch the 2022 Compass Trailhawk in India in the first week of March. The American brand will then introduce the Meridian by around May and the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee later in the year.
2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk –
The Compass Trailhawk returns to the Indian market this year. The flagship of the Compass range, the model will come with distinctive visual enhancements (metallic skid plates, red rear tow hook, etc), factory lift suspension and 4-wheel drive.
Moreover, the 2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk will get Selec-Terrain traction
management system, Hill-descent Control, up to 1.5 tonnes of towing capability and over 480 mm of water fording ability.
But, the SUV will also come with modern features such as a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 10.25-inch digital cluster, among others. The car should be powered by the 2.0-litre diesel engine (172 PS and 350 Nm) teamed to 9-speed automatic transmission.
Jeep Meridian –
As mentioned above, the Jeep Meridian launch will happen in India by May this year as production of the vehicle will commence then at the firm’s factory in Pune.
The 3-row premium SUV based on the Compass will have over 80 percent local componentry and will be launched only with a 2.0-litre diesel motor that can be teamed to a 6-speed manual or an optional 9-speed auto. Four-wheel drive will be offered too.
Jeep says the Meridian will have best-in-class acceleration, independent front and rear suspension, and will be packed to the rafters with new age features, including the latest connectivity tech.
Upon launch, Jeep Meridian will rival other premium SUVs sold in the Indian market such as the Toyota Fortuner, Citroen C5 Aircross, Hyundai Tucson, and the like.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee –
Finally, Jeep will also introduce the fifth-generation Grand Cherokee in India, likely during the second half of this year. This new SUV will be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol motor teamed to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2022 Grand Cherokee will have the Quadra-Trac I 4-wheel drive system, Selec-Terrain traction management system, 4 driving modes – Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand, and Snow – and more.
Featuring a leather interior, the SUV will also come with goodies like a head-up display, ventilated front seats, powered tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, among several others.
By the end of 2022, Jeep will offer a portfolio of 4 nameplates, all of which will be locally produced or assembled at its Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility.