Jeep Compass, Meridian starting price cut by up to Rs 2.35 lakh

    The Jeep Compass now starts at Rs 20.99 lakh and the Meridian now starts at Rs 27.75 lakh, ex-showroom.

    Published On Apr 10, 2023 03:19:00 PM

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    Jeep Compass, Meridian starting price cut by up to Rs 2.35 lakh
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    Jeep India has revised the prices of its Compass and Meridian SUVs. While the base trims have received a price cut, other trims have seen a uniform price hike of Rs 35,000. These prices come along with the update for RDE compliance. 

    Do note, these prices were officially effective till March 31. Some dealers might have stock of the Compass and Meridian available at these prices. Please check with your respective dealer. 

    1. All diesel trims receive price hike of Rs 35,000
    2. Powertrains remain unchanged

    Jeep Compass revised prices

    After the revision, the Jeep Compass’ prices now start at Rs 20.99 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Sport automatic petrol variant, which is now Rs 1.08 lakh more affordable than before. However, while prices for other petrol trims remain unchanged, all diesel trims see a price hike of Rs 35,000. Here’s a detailed look at how the prices of all Compass variants have been affected: 

    Jeep Compass new prices
    VariantNew PricesOld PricesDifference
    Sport AT petrolRs 20.99 lakhRs 22.07 lakh- Rs 1.08 lakh
    Limited AT petrolRs 26.09 lakhRs 26.09 lakh0
    Modes S AT petrolRs 28.29 lakhRs 28.29 lakh0
    Sport MT dieselRs 21.44 lakhRs 21.09 lakhRs 35,000
    Limited MT dieselRs 25.64 lakhRs 25.29 lakhRs 35,000
    Model S MT dieselRs 27.84 lakhRs 27.49 lakhRs 35,000
    Limited 4x4 AT dieselRs 29.44 lakhRs 29.09 lakhRs 35,000
    Model S 4x4 AT dieselRs 31.64 lalhRs 31.29 lakhRs 35,000

    With the wide price bracket of the Compass, it rivals the Tata Harrier and MG Hector at the lower end and competes with the Hyundai Tucson, Citroen C5 and Volkswagen Tiguan at the upper end. Despite the price drop, the Compass is still up to Rs 6 lakh more expensive than the starting price of the Harrier and MG. On the other end of the spectrum, the top-spec Compass is priced Rs 2.56 lakh, Rs 3.82 lakh and Rs 5.53 lakh less than the top-spec versions of the Tucson, Tigaun and C5, respectively. 

    Jeep Meridian revised prices

    Like the Compass, Jeep has also reduced the prices of the Meridian. The Meridian Limited trim with the manual gearbox sees a price drop of Rs 2.35 lakh, and is now priced at Rs 27.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The same trim with the automatic gearbox sees no change in price. All other trims see a uniform price hike of Rs 35,000. Here’s a detailed look at how the prices of all Meridian variants have changed:

    Jeep Meridian new prices
    VariantNew pricesOld pricesDifference
    Limited MTRs 27.75 lakhRs 30.10 lakh- Rs 2.35 lakh
    Limited ATRs 32.00 lakhRs 32.00 lakh0
    Limited (O) MTRs 32.95 lakhRs 32.60 lakhRs 35,000
    Limited (O) ATRs 34.85 lakhRs 34.50 lakhRs 35,000
    Limited (O) 4x4 ATRs 37.50 lakhRs 37.15 lakhRs 35,000

    With the revised prices, the starting price of the Meridian is almost Rs 10 lakh less than its closest rival – the Skoda Kodiaq. Despite the hike, the Meridian is still priced up to Rs 5 lakh less than the Kodiaq. The Toyota Fortuner, on the other hand, is up to Rs 7 lakh more expensive than the Meridian.

    Jeep Compass, Meridian powertrain remains unchanged

    The Compass and Meridian share the same 2.0-litre diesel engine developing 170hp and 350Nm of torque. Both get an option to choose between either a 6-speed manual or a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, with both also getting a 4WD option.

    However, of the two, only the Compass gets a petrol engine – a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol producing 163hp and 250Nm of torque. While it is solely mated to a 7-speed DCT now, it was earlier also available with a 6-speed manual gearbox, which was discontinued in December 2022, likely due to low sales.

    What do you think about the new prices of the two Jeep SUVs? Let us know in the comments.

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