Jeep Meridian revealed; India launch next year
The long-teased Jeep Meridian has been officially revealed. It will be called Jeep Commander in all markets except for India since Mahindra owns the rights to the Commander name here.
This new SUV is based on the Jeep Compass but is longer to accommodate a third row of seats. It is 364mm longer, 41mm wider, and 42mm higher than the Compass, with a wheelbase that’s also 158mm longer.
Even though it’s based on the Compass, the Jeep Meridian/Commander gets a different, more squared-off design which makes it look bolder. The bolder proportions, when combined with slim headlights and tail lamps, make it look like a mini 2022 Grand Cherokee.
The interior of the Jeep Meridian is more or less similar to that of its smaller sibling. You get a floating 10.1-inch infotainment screen as well as a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Goodies like electrically adjustable seats, wireless phone charger, panoramic sunroof, connected car features, Alexa integration, etc. will come standard.
We expect the Jeep Meridian to launch in India in the first half of 2022 at a starting price of over Rs 25 lakh. It will compete with monocoque SUVs such as VW Tiguan AllSpace, Citroen C5 Aircross, and Skoda Kodiaq in India.