Jeep Meridian Overland
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Jeep Meridian Overland variant unveiled

The Jeep Meridian Overland variant receives flashier exteriors and revamped interiors, along with a bunch of equipment

After the 'X' and the 'Upland' variants, Jeep India has added yet another new variant to the Meridian lineup. Dubbed the ‘Overland’ variant, it gets a few tweaks to the styling of this SUV, a fancier interior and also four-wheel-drive. The Meridian Overland will be launched next week.

Jeep Meridian Overland styling and interior

The Jeep Meridian Overland gets a revised grilled upfront with chrome surroundings. It rides on new 18-inch two-tone five-spoke alloy wheels. The Overland also gets full body-coloured lowers and chrome garnish on the front bumper. On the inside, this variant features a suede finish on the seats, which have also received copper-backed seat leather perforation. The seats also get ‘Overland’ name inserts to signify the model. In terms of the equipment, the Meridian Overland receives a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Jeep’s Uconnect software, a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, an Alpine surround sound music system, automatic headlamps, dual-zone climate control, a powered tailgate and powered front seats with ventilation. On the safety front it gets hill-start assist, stability control, traction control, electronic parking brake, a reverse parking camera, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat mounts for the rear seats and six airbags as standard.

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Jeep Meridian Overland engine and transmission

There aren’t any mechanical changes to the Meridian Overland, and it continues to be propelled by the 2-litre turbo-diesel engine churning out 168bhp and 350Nm of peak torque. The Meridian Overland is also available with the option of four-wheel-drive.

Jeep Meridian Overland price and rivals

The Jeep Meridian Overland will be launched next week. Expect it to carry a slight premium over the ‘Limited Plus’ variant it is based on, because of the upgrades to its exterior and the interior. The Limited Plus is priced at Rs 38.61 lakh, and we reckon the Overland will demand about Rs 10-20,000 more. The Meridian rivals the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq, MG Gloster and Toyota Fortuner.

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