The seven-seater segment continues to see a lot of new launches. In the last few months, almost all popular brands have launched their seven-seater cars. Jeep had already unveiled its new-seven seater, the Meridian but it had kept the pricing under the wraps. Now, Jeep has revealed the pricing of the Meridian. In today’s article, we will take a look at the on-road pricing of the Meridian and also see what the SUV has on offer.

Price and variants

Jeep Meridian pricing

Note – All prices mentioned below are (on-road, Mumbai)

The pricing of the Meridian starts from Rs 36.38 lakh and goes to Rs 44.99 lakh. The Meridian comes in two variant options- Limited and Limited (O).¬†Jeep will be starting deliveries of the Meridian in June. The segment’s most-popular offering, the Fortuner, starts at Rs 38.14 lakh and goes till Rs 58.78 lakh. Whereas, the Gloster starts from Rs 38.21 lakh and goes till Rs 47.81 lakh.


Jeep Meridian pricing

The Jeep Meridian is based on the Compass. So how has Jeep differentiated the two cars? For starters, we have a different grille and headlamp structure. Also, the Meridian looks quite imposing due to the overhang that accommodates the extra row. At the rear, it gets slender looking tail-lights similar to the Grand Wagoneer. 

Interior design

Jeep Meridian pricing

Coming to the interior, it is quite similar to the facelifted Jeep Compass. However, Jeep seems to have used better materials for the interior to increase the overall premiumness. The dashboard is finished in a woody texture with the infotainment system in the middle. 

Jeep Meridian pricing – Specifications

Jeep Meridian pricing

The Meridian is based on Jeep’s small-wide platform like the Compass. So how big is the Meridian compared to the Compass? It is 4,769mm in length, 1,859mm in width & 1,682mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,794mm and has a ground clearance of 214mm. Now coming to the engine details, it comes with a 2.0-litre diesel engine capable of producing 168bhp & 350Nm of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed manual and a nine-speed automatic gearbox option. To handle off-road duties, Jeep is offering an AWD setup.


Jeep Meridian pricing

So, what premium features does the Meridian get? Meridian makes available features like a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch infotainment system, Alpine sound system, a 360-degree camera, electronic parking brake, multi-zone climate control, etc. Availability of such features makes a strong case for the Meridian.

Jeep Meridian pricing – Should Toyota Fortuner worry?

Looking at the pricing, the on-road pricing of the Meridian will undercut that of the Fortuner by some margin. The Meridian will end up offering more features, creature comforts to Fortuner buyers that were buying the Fortuner for its presence and lack of another competitor in the market. We do feel that the Fortuner with its reliability and resale value quotient will still be a strong player in the full-size SUV segment.

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