Thu. Oct 6th, 2022

American SUV maker Jeep will launch two model new SUVs within the Indian market in 2022. The corporate can be engaged on a brand new sub-4 meter SUV, which might be launched by 2023-24. Jeep will enter the 7-seater premium SUV phase, which is dominated by the Toyota Fortuner.

The corporate will introduce a brand new three-row SUV based mostly on the Commander SUV, which was not too long ago launched in Brazil. The brand new SUV is reportedly slated to be unveiled in the midst of 2022, presumably round July-August. To be known as the Meridian, the brand new SUV manufacturing will start at FCA’s Ranjangaon facility by April 2022. The manufacturing plant may even function the bottom for exporting the Jeep Meridian SUV to different RHD (right-hand-drive) markets world wide.

It’s based mostly on a modified small-wide 4×4 platform that can be based mostly on the Compass and Renegade. The SUV will get styling cues from the Compass and greater Jeeps together with the Wagoneer and Grand Cherokee. When it comes to proportions, the Jeep Meridian is 4,769 mm lengthy, 1,859 mm extensive and 1,682 mm lengthy, and has a wheelbase of two,794 mm. The wheelbase has been prolonged by 158 mm to accommodate the longer physique. In comparison with the Compass, the New Meridian is about 364 mm longer, 41 mm wider and 42 mm longer.

Will probably be powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that additionally powers the Compass. This engine can get 48V delicate hybrid system. In its present kind, this engine produces 173bhp and 200Nm of torque. A 9-speed automated gearbox will come as customary. The highest-trim may even get an AWD system.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5-Seat

Jeep may even launch the brand new Grand Cherokee 5-seater mannequin, which might be positioned between the Meridian and the 3-row Grand Cherokee L. The brand new mannequin is prone to be assembled in India by way of imported CKD kits. It’s 294mm shorter than the Chrokee L. It shares physique panels and design with the 3-row SUV. The corporate has made some adjustments to maintain issues contemporary out there. The rear of the SUV has a extra rugged design, whereas the Cherokee L sports activities a flattened design. It will get lively grille-shutters, air curtains and re-styled rear pillars, which ought to enhance aerodynamic effectivity.

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee might be supplied with a number of engine and gearbox choices. It would get 290bhp, 3.6-litre V6 petrol engine and 357bhp, 5.7-litre Hermi V8 engine. Each the engines might be mated to an 8-speed automated gearbox. Jeep’s 4xe expertise may even be accessible within the SUV. The worldwide mannequin may even obtain a hybrid mannequin, which features a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with twin electrical motors and a lithium-ion battery. This powertrain gives a mixed energy output of 375bhp and 637Nm of torque.

Jeep to launch 2 new SUVs in 2022 – Meridian, Grand Cherokee

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