Upcoming Jeep SUVs in India 2022 - Compass Trailhawk, Meridian and Grand Cherokee | V3Cars
Jeep India are going to launch 3 new SUVs in India in 2022, reports PTI. The first launch will be the Compass Trailhawk facelift, which is scheduled for February 2022. The Meridian will come next and go on sale possibly by mid of 2022, and then the Grand Cherokee, which could come in the later half of the year. Here’s a brief about the 3 upcoming SUVs.
Jeep Compass Trailhawk Facelift
The Compass Trailhawk is the more off-road focused incarnation of the Compass. The Compass Trailhawk saw a small stint in India before it was discontinued. With the facelift, the Trailhawk is making a comeback with a BS6-compliant diesel engine. Over the Compass, the Trailhawk gets a low range gearbox, additional terrain modes, better approach, departure, and break-over angles; better water fording capability, improved underbody protection and higher ground clearance. We expect the powertrain to remain the same, which is a 2.0L turbo diesel with 172PS and 350Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission and four-wheel-drive.
When launched in 2019, Jeep priced the Compass Trailhawk at Rs. 26.80 Lakh. Expect it to be priced over the Rs 30 lakh mark this time around. The Compass Trailhawk facelift will launch in February 2022.
2022 Jeep Meridian
Jeep Meridian, also known as Jeep Commander overseas, is a 7-seat version of the Compass. It will make its debut in India around mid-2022. Jeep have already unveiled the Meridian in the Brazilian market. The Meridian gets a tweaked styling over the Compass with typical Jeep design cues. It would seat 7 people and we expect Jeep to also offer a 6-seat configuration with captain seats. While there are no concrete details about the engine, rumours suggest that the Meridian would get a 2.0L diesel engine with a mild hybrid system. It could produce around 200PS and should come with a 6-speed manual and 9-speed torque converter automatic transmission. As far as the prices go, expect the Meridian to rival the likes of the Toyota Fortuner, MG Gloster, and Skoda Kodiaq.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee is the flagship model in the brand’s lineup. Jeep India used to offer the Grand Cherokee with both petrol and diesel engine options. Jeep sold the earlier Grand Cherokee as a CBU, but this time around, Jeep could locally assemble the Grand Cherokee. With the local assembly, the prices might be a lot more affordable. For instance, Jeep India recently rolled out the locally-assembled Wrangler and the prices saw a cut of Rs. 10 lakh over the CBU model. Jeep India haven’t disclosed the powertrain options. It remains to be seen whether Jeep offer the V6 petrol powertrain or the smaller 2.0L unit, seen with the Wrangler. Jeep India should launch the Grand Cherokee towards the end of 2022.