Jeep has begun production of the all-new Meridian at the company’s Ranjangaon plant. Although Jeep has not shared a specific date for its launch, you can still book one for Rs 50,000; with deliveries starting in June.
Powering the Jeep is a 168-bhp 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine coupled to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 9-speed automatic transmission. It will come in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive variants. If you haven’t checked our review of the Meridian, you can read all about it here.
The Jeep Meridian will be offered in two trim levels, both of which will include top-of-the-line features. It comes with a 10.1-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charging, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 360-degree camera. The Jeep Meridian has seating for up to seven people and has eight different methods to fold the seats. With the rear seats folded down, it gets 480 litres of boot space.
On the safety front, it includes features like a tyre pressure monitor, six airbags, hill-descent control and an automatic parking brake. As far as competition is concerned, the Meridian will compete against the likes of the MG Gloster, Skoda Kodiaq and Toyota Fortuner. Which one would you pick?