The Jeep Meridian prices go up to Rs. 36.95 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top-end Limited (0) 9AT 4×4 variant
Jeep India has launched the much-awaited Meridian 7-seater SUV with a starting price of Rs. 29.9 lakhs (ex-showroom). Prices go up to Rs. 36.95 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top-end Limited (0) 9AT 4×4 variant.
Prices are introductory though and they might be increased soon. Deliveries will begin from June. The SUV is being manufactured at Jeep’s Ranjangaon plant in the outskirts of Pune.
Though the Meridian shares its underpinnings with the regular Compass, Jeep has managed to add the third row seats thereby making it a proper 7-seater SUV.
Unlike many other 7-seater cars derived from their 5-seater versions, the Meridian has witnessed heavy rework to accommodate the third row. SUV is now wider by 41 mm and taller by 48 mm from the Compass it’s based on. The wheelbase is also wider by 146 mm.
Coming to the interiors, the dashboard looks quite similar to the Compass but with a new brown finish against the Compass’ traditional black theme. Also the seats get perforated leather with a quilted pattern.
Most of the features of the Compass are carried on to the Meridian including the 10.25-inch cluster, 10.1-inch center console display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, etc.
Powered front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6 airbags, traction control, ESC, hill-start and descent control, 360-degree parking camera, and selectable drive modes are among the features on offer.
The Meridian comes powered by a 2-litre Multijet diesel engine that exerts 170 HP and 350 Nm. It comes mated either to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 9-speed auto-box.
There are a total 5 variants on offer – Limited MT FWD, Limited 9AT FWD, Limited (0) MT FWD, Limited (0) 9AT FWD, and Limited (0) 9AT 4×4. The last variant is the top-end model with a 4-wheel drive system. Rest all are front wheel driven with either manual or auto-box.
The Meridian competes against the likes of the Mahindra Alturas G4, MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner, Toyota Innova, and Kia Carnival.
Jeep Meridian Prices:
|Limited MT FWD||Rs. 29.9 lakhs|
|Limited 9AT FWD||Rs. 31.8 lakhs|
|Limited (0) MT FWD||Rs. 32.4 lakhs|
|Limited (0) 9AT FWD||Rs. 34.3 lakhs|
|Limited (0) 9AT 4×4||Rs. 36.95 lakhs|