Jeep has begun the deliveries of its brand-new three-row SUV–the Meridian–in Nepal. The new Meridian, which takes inspiration from the brand’s Compass model, is the company’s first seven-seater 4X4 SUV. The SUV is only available in a single variant–the Limited (O) trim–at an introductory price of Rs 1.80 crore.
The all-new Meridian shares its platform with Jeep’s Compass model, although it boasts larger dimensions. The Meridian measures 4769 mm in length, 1859 mm in width, and 1682 mm in height, which is significantly more spacious than the Compass models, being 364 mm longer, 41 mm wider, and 48 mm taller. Moreover, the SUV features an extended wheelbase of 2974 mm, which is 146 mm longer. Other notable exterior elements of the SUV include its sleek LED projector headlights with DRLs, seven-slot grille, slim LED tail lights that are connected by a chrome bar,and dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, among others. Additionally, the SUV will be available in five different colours: Brilliant black, Pearl white, Magnesio grey, Techno Metallic green, and Velvet red.
Inside, the SUV comes with leather-upholstered seats with the Jeep logo embedded on them, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, and a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Meridian is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Multijet turbo-diesel engine–mated to a nine-speed torque converter automatic–that is capable of producing a peak power of 170 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. Moreover, the SUV gets a dynamic steering torque system that reduces the torque required by drivers to make turns and stabilise their vehicle.
|Engine type||2.0-litre four-cylinder Multijet turbo-diesel|
|Peak power||170 hp|
|Peak torque||350 Nm|
|Drive type||All-wheel drive|
|Fuel tank capacity||60 L|
|Brakes||Disc (on both ends)|
The Meridian comes with a plethora of safety and convenience features. The SUV comes equipped with notable safety features such as electronic parking brake, all-speed traction control system, electronic stability control, hill start assist, tyre pressure monitoring system, 360-degree camera, hill descent control, selec-terrain system, and frequency selective damping suspension. For convenience, the Meridian gets cruise control, a dual-pane sunroof, a steering wheel with mounted controls, dual zone automatic climate control, 360 degree camera, wireless charging, ORVMs, height adjustable driver’s seat, remote keyless entry, 60:40 split second row, 50:50 split third row, and 9 speakers, among others.
Jeep Meridian price in Nepal
MAW life, the official dealer of the Jeep brand for Nepal, has offered the Meridian in a single variant–the Limited (O) trim–at an introductory price of Rs 1.80 crore. The SUV competes with the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq and the Toyota Fortuner.
|Jeep models||Price in Nepal|