MAW life, the official dealer of the Jeep brand for Nepal, has revealed the pricing for its three-row SUV–the Meridian–ahead of its launch in the Nepalese market. The Meridian will come in only one variant–the Limited (O) trim–at an introductory price of Rs 1.80 crore.
The Meridian is based on the same platform as the company’s Compass model, however, it is larger, comparatively. The Meridian measures 4769 mm in length, 1859 mm in width, and 1682 mm in height, which makes it 364 mm longer, 41 mm wider, and 48 mm taller than the Compass models. Furthermore, the SUV gets an extended wheelbase of 2974 mm (146 mm more).
The SUV’s notable exterior features are its sleek LED projector headlights with DRLs, seven-slot grille, slim LED tail lights that are connected by a chrome bar, dual-pane sunroof, and dual-tone 18-inch alloy wheels, among others.
Inside, the SUV gets a three-row cabin layout with the seating capacity for seven people. 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 will be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder Multijet turbo-diesel engine that produces a peak power of 170 hp and a peak torque of 350 Nm. For transmission, the engine comes mated to a nine-speed torque converter automatic. Moreover, the SUV gets an all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
The Meridian will come equipped with notable features such as Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, a steering wheel with mounted controls, dual zone automatic climate control, 360 degree camera, wireless charging, ORVMs, ABS with EBD, Electric Parking Brake (EPB), Traction Control System (TCS), hill start assist, reverse parking camera, and TPMS, among others.
Jeep Meridian price in Nepal
Jeep has revealed the Meridian’s price to be Rs 1.80 crore for the Nepalese market, however, its launch date is yet to be announced. The SUV will serve as a rival to the Toyota Fortuner and the Skoda Kodiaq.