Jeep India has added two new special edition models to the Jeep Meridian lineup. The Merdian X and Meridian Upland SUVs will come with some exclusive features, new paint shades, and a few design tweaks. Prices for Meridian X and Upland start at Rs 33.41 lakh and go up to Rs 38.47 lakh. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Meridian models.
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Jeep Meridian X, Upland Special Edition: What’s on offer?
The new Jeep Meridian X and Upland get some new additions and a few design tweaks along the exterior. The Jeep Meridian X gets body-coloured lowers, a grey roof, and alloy wheels with grey pockets. It also gets side moulding and new puddle lamps. Inside, the Meridian X gets ambient lighting which gives a lounge-like feel to the SUV.
Jeep Meridian Upland gets new functional equipment like a roof carrier, side steps, splash guards, boot organiser, sun shades, special cabin, cargo mats, tyre inflator, and a specially designed hood decal. The two special editions get new colour options in the form of Silvery Moon and Galaxy Blue.
Both special edition models get a rear entertainment package with a WiFi-enabled 11.6-inch screen. Passengers can use this screen to play content or browse through different apps. For Jeep Meridian X and Upland Special Editions, this entertainment pack is available at a 50% discount.
Things remain the same under the hood, as Jeep Meridian X and Upland special editions continue to be powered by the 2.0-litre MultiJet diesel engine. This unit produces a maximum power output of 168hp and 350Nm peak torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
Commemorating the launch of the Jeep® Meridian’s special edition in India, Mr Nipun J Mahajan, Head of Jeep® Brand India, said, “We are very excited to launch the special edition of the Jeep® Meridian highlighting the duality of the SUV in distinct styling. We’re taking the Jeep® Meridian to another level with the new Special Editions, which adds a distinctive look that will stand out on both the off-road trails and on the streets. The additional equipment makes these special editions unique, appealing to a wider customer base.”
In other news, Jeep recently slashed the prices for the entry-level variants of the Meridian and Compass by Rs 2.35 lakh and Rs 1.08 lakh respectively. The higher variants for both SUVs received a uniform Rs 35,000 hike. The Jeep Meridian range now begins at Rs 27.75 lakh. The SUV rivals the likes of Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and Skoda Kodiaq.