Fri. Sep 30th, 2022
Jeep Meridian - Coming Soon

Jeep, the only American carmaker left in India after the departure of Chevrolet and Ford, has finally decided to do something they are really good at. We have already witnessed several spy shots of the upcoming seven-seater SUV from the brand on the internet. However, this time, Jeep trying to create more excitement, has itself teased the upcoming Meridian on several social media handles.

Always wanted to own a rugged full-size SUV? Well, you should definitely wait for this one. Until then, let’s check out what all features we can expect from it.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Camouflaged Jeep Meridian has been officially teased by the brand.
  • It is expected to arrive with power units available on Jeep Compass.
  • Exact details related to this new 7-seater SUV will be released soon.

Jeep Meridian

What to expect?

The carmaker has not revealed the exact details related to it yet. However, according to the sources, Jeep Meridian is expected to feature the brand’s capable 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine along with a 48V mild-hybrid system for the first time.

The reason behind introducing the mild-hybrid setup is to improve the overall power delivery while making it a fuel-efficient vehicle. Talking about the seating patterns, it will be getting two different layouts depending upon the variant.

Meridian? What’s the story behind this name?

Around 70 names were proposed for this new 7-seater SUV but the one that was most relevant to India has been finalised. Jeep has also confirmed that “Meridian 770” and all the states lying on it will help them display the diverse culture of India. Well, that’s how Meridian name has made its way on this all-new SUV.

While addressing the media Nipun J Mahajan, Brand Director, Stellantis India added that Meridian has been thoroughly tested on extreme terrains stretching from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

 

Alternatives

When launched, Meridian will go head-on against the likes of full-size SUVs that are available in India. To be precise, the competitions are the updated Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq and MG Gloster. Want to learn more about the recently launched Kodiaq? Let’s check out all the details related to it down below.

Skoda Kodiaq

The all-new Skoda Kodiaq
Image Source: Skoda Newsroom

A perfect family SUV with lots of practical features and a premium feel. Apart from this, the on-road performance is also fantastic and that’s another reason why someone would prefer it before the mighty ladder on frame SUVs.

After one year of hiatus, Skoda has finally launched the updated Kodiaq in India. Thankfully, this time, the updated SUV is available in three different trims, namely – Style, Sportline and L&K. Under the hood, it comes with a potent 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine. Also to offer an unmatched experience, the brand has decided to load it with a large panoramic sunroof, 12-speaker Canton surround sound system, six drive modes and LED headlamps to name a few. You can even check out further details related to it here.

Specifications

Skoda Kodiaq
Engine 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged
Power 187BHP
Torque 320Nm
Key Highlights
  • Large panoramic sunroof
  • 12-speaker Canton surround sound system
  • Six drive modes
  • LED headlamps
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.34.99 Lakhs to Rs.37.49 Lakhs

By Harsh Rana

Full-time management student and a part-time automobile enthusiast. Not much happy about EVs taking over the V8, V10 and V12 motors.

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