Jeep introduces the Meridian SUV in India
"Jeep has launched its much-anticipated seven-seater SUV for India. The new Jeep Meridian is simply a three-row Compass with additional features."
Jeep has launched its much-anticipated seven-seater SUV for India. The new Jeep Meridian is simply a three-row Compass with additional features. After the facelifted Compass Trail hawk, it'll be the company's second launch in 2022.
Engine and Specifications
The Meridian features the same engine as its older sibling, the Compass. Powering the SUV will be a 2.0L multijet II diesel engine–mated to either a six-speed manual or a nine-speed automatic transmission–that generates 150 bhp power and 350 Nm torque.
Like the Compass, the SUV comes with forward-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with three Selec-Terrain modes: Sand/Mud, Snow, and Auto.
Talking about the design, the Meridian’s silhouette is similar to the Jeep Compass but with a slightly more upright stance.
The SUV gets LED headlamps with integrated DRLs similar to Compass, a seven-slat grille, a muscular front bumper with a large air intake, LED fog lamps, side cladding with indicators, and newly designed alloy wheels.
The rear profile of the Meridian is inspired by the bigger Jeeps including the Grand Wagoner & the Grand Cherokee.
The Interior layout is similar to that of the Compass but comes with three rows of seating and a brown-colored theme. It will be offered in 6-and 7-seat options with the former having captain seats in the second row.
The Jeep Meridian is expected to borrow features from the Compass, such as a 10.1-inch floating touchscreen, 10.25-inch TFT instrument cluster, automatic climate control, wireless charging, powered tailgate, connected car technology, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, dedicated AC vents for the second and third-row seats, power-operated driver and passenger seats, multiple terrain modes, LED fog-lamps and tail lamps, Type-C USB ports, Ambient lighting and many more.
Speaking of the dimensions, the new Meridian will be 4,769mm long, 1,859mm wide and 1,682mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,794mm.
The wheelbase is said to be increased by 158mm to accommodate a longer body. Compared to the Compass, the new Meridian is around 364mm longer, 41mm wider, and 42mm taller.