Concern Stellantis showed a large crossover called Meridian, designed specifically for the Indian market. At the same time, the novelty is a slightly redesigned and modified version of the Commander model, presented in Brazil in 2021.
Jeep Meridian is built on a stretched platform of the European Compass model with a monocoque body and a transverse engine. Externally, the crossover can be distinguished from the South American model due to the slightly modified design of the front optics, as well as rims of a different design.
In India, at the initial stage of sales, the novelty will be offered with a non-alternative 2.0-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 170 hp, working together with a six-speed manual gearbox or a nine-speed automatic transmission. The basic version has a drive to the front axle only, but the model has a modification with four driving wheels.
The basic equipment of the crossover includes six airbags, a virtual dashboard with a diagonal of 10.1 inches, an infotainment system with a 10.25-inch touch screen and dual-zone climate control. In the future, the model will have a version with a six-seater saloon, where two separate captain’s chairs will be installed on the middle row of seats instead of a solid sofa.
Production of the new Jeep Meridian will be launched at the Stellantis plant in Pune. Sales of the crossover, prices for which have not yet been announced, will begin in the summer of 2022.
Источник: Auto News