India introduced its premium SUV, the Jeep Meridian, a three-row SUV that is
"Made in India" and "Made for India" at a virtual press
conference. The Jeep Meridian is the most
sophisticated and capable offering in the segment.
Jeep Meridian’s terrain proven unibody architecture was developed with global
and local experts for India. The first-ever three-row Jeep in India
accommodates up to seven passengers — theatre-style "stadium" seating
with a panoramic sunroof.
Jeep Meridian is powered by a 2.0L turbo diesel 9 speed automatic/6 speed
manual powertrain. The company did not say whether a petrol variant will be
introduced by the company soon. The Meridian will be available in 4X4 all-wheel
drive as well as a 4X2 variant. Deliveries of the all-new Jeep Meridian will
start by June 2022 and will arrive in Jeep brand dealerships across India by
the Jeep Meridian, Roland Bouchara, CEO & Managing Director, Stellantis
India said, “The Indian market has unique demands. With the Meridian, our
engineering and design teams have delivered a striking product; with three rows
while retaining the authentic Jeep DNA of adventure and capability. We are
delighted with the outcome and firmly believe that the Jeep Meridian will set
new benchmarks for the segment.”
the inspiration behind the design of the Jeep Meridian, Ralph Gilles, Chief
Design Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Stellantis N.V. said, “The
Jeep brand has been an icon for decades because it pushes the boundaries of
capability, comfort and design. The Meridian with its distinctive demeanour,
features a fresh yet iconic design, with thoroughly crafted details inside and
out. A brand new member of the Jeep lineage that is emboldened by its confident
stance and timeless road presence, the Jeep Meridian heralds an era of
the standard “Our customers have come to enjoy and rely on their Jeep for
generations, as it delivers unmatched capabilities and reliable operations,”
said Nipun J Mahajan, Head of Jeep Brand, Stellantis India
Jeep Meridian is built on a robust platform that offers a multitude of
intrinsic attributes, that improves handling, steering, and even mitigates body
roll. The body in white is composed of 63% hot stamped parts and high strength
steel that provide greater rigidity, reduced noise and vibration and unmatched
safety for its occupants. The Jeep Meridian also features completely independent
front and rear suspension with Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology,
which is a first in its segment and helps preserve composure, as well as a
Hydraulic Rebound Stopper (HRS) that smooths out bumps and road imperfections,
resulting in greater performance, ride comfort, and overall a composed Driving
Dynamics in all conditions.
Jeep Meridian was a result of collaboration with geographically dispersed teams
across engineering, design and R&D to create a product par excellence.
Built on a robust unibody architecture, the Jeep Meridian is a high performance
SUV offering the best of power, best of safety, best in driving dynamics and
best of comfort with several segment first features making it a class leading
product” commented Dr. Partha Datta, Head of Engineering, Design and R&D,
Stellantis India and Asia Pacific.
Focus on Safety
has maintained a high priority on safety, the Jeep Meridian boasts a total of 6
airbags, including sophisticated pretensioners in the driver and passenger
front seatbelts as standard across all variants.
Brake Assist (HBA), Fading Brake Support (FBS), Ready Alert Brake (RAB), Rain
Brake Assist (RBA), Hill Start Assist (HAS), and Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH)
are some of the 60+ Active and Passive Safety & Security features that
distinguish Jeep's latest offering from its competition.
Comfort, Ergonomics & Best Space
is another attribute of the Jeep Meridian which offers the best in segment
cabin space with class-leading leg space and head space even in the third row.
Showcasing extreme versatility, the Jeep Meridian allows the seats to be folded
in eight different ways, leading to an easy and intuitive extension of the load
span offering one of the largest carriages in the category.
it is not only the first row that brings maximum comfort and practicality. It
is also worth mentioning that the second and third rows of seats are reclining,
ensuring a more comfortable personalized position between each occupant. To top
it off, the Jeep Meridian has great accessibility to all this space, with one-touch fold &
tumble seats in the second row and an 80° door opening angle, offering wider
ingress/egress for the passengers.
a multi-zone climate control system, dedicated third row AC-evaporator unit and
thermo-acoustic cabin insulation, it has the best cooling performance in its
class up to 30% faster than competitors.
Design and Class
Jeep Meridian carries the authentic Jeep DNA, striking a balance between an
adventurous persona and sophistication. The rear silhouette and horizontal bar
also match the robust muscles and sophistication of the taillights' signature.
In addition, the Jeep DNA can be seen in every detail, such as the traditional
seven slots grille, trapezoidal wheel arches, ramp angles and ground height
that characterize the breadth and imposingness of the Meridian's personality.
interior is designed to deliver a high level of refinement, which can be seen
even in the seats, made in perforated McKinley leather. In addition to being a
visual refinement, the mix of materials also brings an unparalleled feeling of
softness and comfort.
the best design and elegant aesthetics, the Jeep Meridian is adorned with a
sleek headlamp design with an LED projector, LED reflector Headlamps, Built-in
LED DRL/turn indicator, and supplementary LED High beam which enhances the
light expanse on the road as it spans 33m of coverage, assuring that blind
spots or corners will be lit up and therefore safer at night.
Infotainment and Technology
complete the ultimate onboard experience, the Jeep Meridian comes with Uconnect
5 system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, powered by 9 high definition Alpine
Sound System offering a deeper bass range. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android
Auto, 360° Camera System and a 10.25-inch Digital Driver Information Display (DID)
offers convenience to the occupants
Jeep Meridian is a complete package in the seven-seater SUV category, with more
comfort, versatility, safety, and even a spacious trunk that is one of the largest
in the category. With the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, Jeep Meridian, and Jeep Grand
Cherokee, Jeep's product line-up for 2022 demonstrates the brand's commitment
to India as it aims to boost its market presence.
Jeep vehicle line-up consists of the Cherokee, Compass, Gladiator, Grand
Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To meet consumer demand around the world, all
Jeep models sold outside North America are available in both left- and
right-hand drive configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain
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