Jeep has submitted trademark registration for its approaching 7-seat SUV, which will be primarily based on the Compass and will go on sale by mid-2022
The ever-growing need for the 7-seater SUVs is forcing carmakers to introduce extended iterations of their current 5-seat crossovers with an further row of seats. Jeep India is also getting ready itself to observe this trend. The American carmaker has been testing the prototypes of the 7-seat Compass on the Indian streets currently.
Just lately, the brand name has submitted a trademark registration for the identify – Meridian, which is possible to be the marketplace name for the 7-seat Compass. Internally codenamed as H6, the 7-seater iteration of the Compass might carry the Meridian badge.
Prototypes of the 7-seat Jeep Compass have been spotted numerous instances on Indian soil. With the identical underpinnings as the Jeep Compass, the Meridian is expected to occur with the 2.0L diesel engine that does duties on its 5-seat sibling. The 2.0L 4-cylinder oil burner makes 170 horsepower and 350 Nm of max torque in the Compass and is speculated to can make its way to the Meridian in the identical tune. Transmission selections will incorporate a 6-speed guide gearbox and a 9-speed automatic. Also, the larger trims will occur with an AWD technique.
Styling-intelligent, the Meridian will draw hefty inspiration from the Compass and other products from the carmaker’s intercontinental lineup. Moreover, some panels are envisioned to come from the Compass’ element bin right. With some extra size over the Compass, the Meridian will offer a stronger avenue presence. Also, it will boast of a longer wheelbase in comparison to the Compass. To supply sufficient room for the third-row occupants, Meridian will get an upright rear encounter which is possible to appear shod with an LED light bar.
On the within, the 7-seat Compass will come loaded to the brim. Like the 5-seater product that is at present on sale, the element record will be tastefully prolonged right here. It will involve a totally digital instrument console, electrical power-operated tailgate, panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable & energy-foldable ORVMs, 360-diploma parking camera, wi-fi cellular phone charger, and a enormous 10-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Android Auto & Apple Carplay. Also, a 6-seater variant will be a section of the lineup.
Prices for the Jeep Meridian are predicted to start out someplace close to Rs. 25 lakh. After launched, the Jeep Meridian will rival the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Hyundai Tucson, Volkswagen Tiguan AllSpace and more.