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Jeep Meridian launched in India at Rs 29.90 lakh

The Jeep Meridian is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 170 PS and 350 Nm of torque.

Jeep India announced the debut of the Meridian three-row SUV in the Indian market. The base Limited MT FWD trim costs Rs. 29.90 lakh, the Limited (O) MT FWD costs Rs. 32.40 lakh, the Limited AT FWD costs Rs. 31.80 lakh, the Limited (O) AT FWD costs Rs. 34.30 lakh, and the Limited (O) AT 4X4 costs Rs. 36.95 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom India).

The Jeep Meridian is based on the famous Jeep Compass, and bookings for an initial token of Rs. 50,000 are already open, with deliveries starting next month across the country. The Jeep Meridian goes up against the Toyota Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq, and Volkswagen Tiguan. It is driven by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine with 170 PS of peak power and 350 Nm of peak torque.

The powertrain in standard variant of the Jeep Meridian comes with a six-speed manual transmission, while a nine-speed automatic transmission is available as an option, with the 4WD system limited to automatic trim. A vertically slated front grille, LED headlights with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights, and sharp-looking wraparound LED taillights distinguish the exteriors of the Jeep Meridian.

Other features of the all new Jeep Meridian SUV include chrome elements throughout, blacked out Rearview Mirrors and roof, silver-finished skid plates, and a set of freshly designed 18-inch alloy wheels, among others. A 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wireless charging, and a big panoramic sunroof are all included in the interior.

There would be ventilated driver and co-passenger seats, an automatic climate control system, an all-digital instrument console, cruise control, an electric tumble function for access to the third-row seats, a 360-degree camera system, LED fog lamps with cornering function, six airbags as standard across the range, a powered tailgate, and other features.

The Jeep Meridian is touted to have a top speed of 198 kmph and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 10.8 seconds. The Meridian is larger than the Compass, measuring 4,769 mm long, 1,859 mm wide, and 1,698 mm tall with a 2,782 mm wheelbase. The FWD version weighs 1,798 kg, while the AWD version weighs 1,890 kg. It's the first Vehicle in its class to include independent front and rear suspension.

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