Jeep Meridian may look sophisticated and may have a feature-rich cabin but give it a trail and the SUV sheds all perceived inhibitions to play dirty. Read our first-drive review to know more.
The large three-row SUV space in the country has long been dominated by Toyota Fortuner and even though rivals have come and gone, the crown hasn’t budged an inch. But there is a new challenger that’s all set to hit the Indian market, one that is making a brazen claim of marrying sophistication with trademark ruggedness. The Jeep Meridian has been tailor-made to appeal to Indian aesthetics of being a large SUV with a solid road presence. The ‘Jeep’ brand means that the Meridian also claims to have some very serious 4×4 credentials while still bringing the promise of a reliable daily commute option within city limits.
It has been a long time coming for the Jeep Meridian but the three-row sibling of the Compass has its priorities highlighted for the spotlight to come firmly on it from all sides. The list of these priorities is mainly based on four fundamental pillars, pillars crucial to determine the fate of any large SUV here – looks, space, features and capability. And it is on these key pillars that we drove out the Jeep Meridian in the scenic city of Chandigarh, and beyond, recently.
Here’s the first-drive review of the all-new Jeep Meridian SUV: