Jeep has revealed the interiors of the 7-seat Compass to be named Meridian in India. The teaser video has been posted on the Jeep Brazil official website. Jeep has been planning the 7-seat version of the Compass for our market to compete against the massively popular Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. There are other players in the segment as well like the MG Gloster, Mahindra Alturas G4 and Isuzu mu-X. This segment is getting more and more competitive and Jeep doesn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to expand its market share in India.
7-seat Jeep Compass (Meridian) – Interiors and Features
The teaser shows a premium cabin which is what we expect from the American carmaker. It might feature the latest Connected Car Tech from Jeep, Digital Touchscreen Infotainment Systems, Digital Instrument Cluster, Sport Steering Wheel with Audio and other Controls, high quality fit and finish on the dashboard and door panels, Panoramic Electric Sunroof and plenty of other comfort features. There will be a plethora of safety equipment on offer as well. Safety equipped is expected to be top-notch along with plenty of 4×4 equipment.
There have been a few spy shots of this SUV testing on our roads earlier which tells us quite a bit about the appearance that the SUV might carry. The front will most likely feature the trademark seven slat upright grille with chrome inserts, the bumpers will feature a new design and sporty, there will be LED Headlamps and DRLs like with most modern cars. The sides will feature large wheel arches, a long side body to accommodate the third-row seating, roof rails, accentuated window belt and sturdy side body panels. The rear will house the LED taillamp unit, roof spoiler and a redesigned bumper. Overall, there might be a few similarities to the current-gen Compass, at least on the outside.
Expected Engines and Prices
The Jeep Meridian might feature the same 2.0-litre diesel engine that comes with the Compass, albeit in the higher state of tune to ensure powerful performance even with the 7-seat arrangement. It will make max power in the range of 200 hp. There might also be the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 163 hp of peak power and 250 Nm of peak torque. There might be the option of either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed automatic transmission. The expected prices of the 7-seat Jeep Compass (Meridian) will be higher than Rs 30 lakh and might even stretch to Rs 38 lakh, ex-showroom mark.