Jeep shifts focus to India, announces two new SUVs and a comeback car. Details here

The Jeep brand has announced two all-new, made-in-India 4×4 vehicles this year and also the return of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. This is another step towards strengthening the brand in the Indian market which by the end of 2022 will offer a portfolio of four nameplates, all of which will be locally produced or assembled. In 2021, Jeep launched the all-new Jeep Compass alongside the locally assembled Wrangler for the first time.

Following the success of the new product, Jeep posted 130% growth in India compared to 2020 and delivered the best ever sales record for Wrangler in the market since its launch in 2016, it said.

Now Jeep is shifting its focus towards these new SUVs in India:

Jeep Meridian

The Jeep Meridian, the brand’s first mid-size 3-row SUV in India, will offer a unique option in the segment to Indian customers, providing a seven-passenger vehicle packed with Jeep’s core DNA.

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Jeep Meridian SUV

The Jeep brand has announced two all-new, made-in-India 4×4 vehicles this year and also the return of the Jeep Compass Trailhawk. This is another step towards strengthening the brand in the Indian market which by the end of 2022 will offer a portfolio of four nameplates, all of which will be locally produced or assembled. In 2021, Jeep launched the all-new Jeep Compass alongside the locally assembled Wrangler for the first time.

Following the success of the new product, Jeep posted 130% growth in India compared to 2020 and delivered the best ever sales record for Wrangler in the market since its launch in 2016, it said.

Jeep Meridian

The Jeep Meridian, the brand’s first mid-size 3-row SUV in India, will offer a unique option in the segment to Indian customers, providing a seven-passenger vehicle packed with Jeep’s core DNA.

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The Meridian will deliver legendary Jeep off-road capability, superior on-road driving dynamics, premium interiors and a full range of connected features. Made in India, with over 80 percent local components, this vehicle will carve its own niche in the premium SUV segment. Production of the Meridian will begin in May at the Ranjangaon joint venture manufacturing facility in Pune.

The ‘Made in India’ Jeep Meridian is the first 3-row SUV for Indian customers and fulfills an important commitment to the Indian market. It will also be the first in its segment to feature independent front and rear suspension and best-in-class acceleration thanks to superior engineering that optimizes its power-to-weight ratio. The Jeep Meridian will be offered in three powertrains and two diesel-only trims.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep brand’s Made in India product line continues with the arrival of the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The luxury flagship of the Jeep brand will be launched in India with an all-new architecture, all-new exterior design and all-new interior with world-class craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technology.

For the Indian market, the vehicle will be equipped with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol powertrain, mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is equipped with the Quadra-Trac I 4×4 system and Selec-Terrain traction management system that together provide superior, unmatched 4×4 capability with composed on-road dynamics.

The driver has access to four driving modes – Auto, Sport, Mud/Sand and Snow. Inside, customers are treated to a plush and spacious leather interior with exclusive features such as co-passenger interactive screen, Head Up Display (HUD), power liftgate, ventilated seats and a panoramic sunroof.

India is the only market in the world outside of North America where the all-new Grand Cherokee is locally assembled.

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The new Jeep Compass Trailhawk returns to the Indian market this year to the delight of off-road enthusiasts. The ultimate expression of capability, the Compass Trailhawk launches with distinctive exterior styling paired with two Jeep 4×4 systems and the Selec-Terrain traction management system, continuing the tradition of legendary off-road capabilities.

The modern, spacious interior of the Compass features a number of upgrades over the previous generation, including: double the storage, a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display and new 10.25-inch bezel-less full-color thin film transistor (TFT) digital digital cluster available for the first time at Compass.

The new Jeep Compass Trailhawk will hit dealerships the first week of March.

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