The three-row SUV phase in India is a extremely aggressive one and issues are solely going to get much more fierce as we now have just a few extra manufacturers able to enter the fray. One such firm is Jeep which is planning to launch Meridian right here by June this yr. The Meridian, a three-row model of the Jeep Compass, was teased by Jeep just a few weeks again, giving us a glimpse of the SUV’s fascia and inside. The SUV maker has now confirmed that it’s going to unveil the Meridian on March 29 this month. Because of this all of the vital details about the model, together with dimensions, design, characteristic checklist and powertrain specs, will likely be accessible by the top of this month. The corporate can be anticipated to open the order e book for the SUV later and begin manufacturing in Could. This leads us to imagine that the India worth of the Jeep Meridian could also be introduced by June 2022.
The Jeep will likely be primarily based on the identical platform because the Meridian Compass however the firm could enhance the wheelbase to accommodate as much as seven passengers. And as for the engine, it’s doubtless to make use of the present 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine that makes 161 bhp with 250 Nm and a 2.0-litre diesel engine with 171 bhp and 350 Nm. Phrase on the street is that the corporate can also provide the Meridian with a extra highly effective iteration of its 2.0-litre diesel unit.
As revealed by the Meridian teaser launched final month, the SUV Commander seems to be much like the three-row model of the Jeep Compass that’s on sale in some worldwide markets. The Meridian will sport modern LED headlamps, a seven-slat grille, a muscular entrance bumper with giant air intakes, LED fog lamps, aspect cladding with indicators, a distinguished character line and a brand new design for the alloy wheels. Together with these, the SUV can be anticipated to sport modern cut up LED taillights.
For extra options, the Jeep Meridian will likely be geared up with provisions like 10.1-inch floating touchscreen, 10.25-inch TFT instrument cluster, computerized AC, related automobile expertise, computerized rain-sensing wipers, sunroof, ventilated entrance seats, devoted AC vents. For second and third row seats, and extra.