Chennai, 19May 2022: The newJeep Meridianhas been launched at an introductory price of ₹29.90 lakh. The all-new three-row Jeep SUVis designed to disrupt the segment. The Meridian leverages its globally proven engineering prowess coupled with Indian insights to deliver an authentic SUV experience with high-level of sophistication.
The vehicle’sdesign is inspired by the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee as itredefines the premium SUV segment with its many best-in-class features,including the fastest acceleration and highest power-to-weight ratio. The highly capable & agile SUV can go from 0-100 km/h in just 10.8 seconds and canattain a top speed of 198 km/h.
Commenting on the Jeep Meridian’s launch, Nipun J. Mahajan, Head of Jeep Brand India, said, “Brand Jeep believes it is time for Indian customers to kick-starta new adventure in the refined and capable Jeep Meridian. Our pricing reflects our intent to disrupt the segment and offer unmatched value forcustomersseekinga powerful, spacious, and sophisticated SUV.”
Jeep Meridian brings a unique blend of adventure and sophistication which has been highly appreciated bymedia for its class-leading attributes.Now, customers can experience the new Jeep Meridian first-hand. It aims to attract customers from all segments and serve as an excellent choice for customerswho are looking to experience the JeepLife.
Jeep India is delighted with the response and interest for the new Jeep Meridian and is on track to start deliveries of the ‘Made-In-India and made-for-India’ Jeep Meridian in early June.
Engineering and Architecture
The new Jeep Meridian gets the first-in-segment completely independent front and rear suspension setup. The new JeepMeridian comes equipped with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) and Hydraulic Rebound Stopper (HRS) to ensure a smooth ride, top-notch comfort, and superlative driving dynamics for all kinds of roads and terrains.
The Jeep Meridian also promises the best steering control in the segment, thanks to the lowest parking torque of 2.2 Nm and a dynamic torque of 4.3 Nm. The low turning radius of 5.7 mfurther fortifies the new Jeep Meridian as an inspiredchoice for city driving.
The SUV’s credentials are further strengthened by the terrain-proven unibody SW platformwhich helps bring the authentic Jeep DNA to life and amplify the offering with unparalleled sophistication and performance.
Trims and Powertrains
Jeep Meridian is available across two trims,Limited and Limited (O), with various best-in-segment features to ensure occupants’ convenience and comfort. Both Limited and Limited (O) are available with the 4×2 front-wheel drive and a choice between a six-speed manual transmission and a nine-speed automatic transmission. A nine-speed automatic transmission with the 4×4 all-wheel drive is also available in the Limited (O) trim.
The Jeep Meridian is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 125 kW (170 HP) at 3,750 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm available between 1,750-2,500 rpm.
Among the most fuel-efficient SUVs in the D-segment, the Jeep Meridian delivers afuel economy of up to 16.2 km/l (ARAI certified)
Design and Comfort
To further ensure absolute comfort for the car’s occupants, the SUVgets 840 mm between the first and second row, and 780 mm between the second and third row, making the Jeep Meridian the most spacious vehicle in the segment.
Jeep Meridian is a spacious three rowSUV with 481-litres of boot space while seating five peopleand 170-litres of boot space when all seven seats are occupied. Beside its spacious interior, the cabin offers easy accessibility thanks to provisions such as the one-touch fold-and-tumble seats in the second row and the 80-degree door opening angle to help passengers get in and out with ease.
It also offers the best cooling performance in its class: the SUV cools up to 30 per cent faster than competitors, thanks to the multi-zone climate control system, dedicated third-row AC-evaporator unit, and the thermo-acoustic cabin insulation.
The Jeep Meridian features Emperador Brown leather seats, third-row cooling with controls, automatic headlamps, diamond cut dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, and several other such attractive features.
The all-new Jeep Meridian comes equipped with UConnect5 that offers a host of connectivity & class leading infotainment features.
The Jeep Meridian Limited (O) trim additionally gets a two-tone roof, a dual-pane sunroof, a 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, and a powered lift-gate with programmable height, obstruction detection,etc.
The all-new Jeep Meridian is now available for booking on Jeep India’s website (jeep-india.com) and at Jeep dealerships across India with a small down payment of INR 50,000.Deliverieswill begin in June.
Built on 80 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep® brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. Jeep® Wave, a premium owner loyalty and customer care program that is available to the entire Jeep line-up, is filled with benefits and exclusive perks to deliver Jeep owners the utmost care and dedicated 24/7 support.
In India, the Jeep vehicle line-up consists of the Wrangler, Compass, Meridian and the soon to be launched Grand Cherokee.India is the first country for Jeep outside of North America to make 4 models locally and also for exports to other right hand drive markets around the world Jeep is part of the portfolio of brands offered by leading global automaker and mobility provider Stellantis.