Jeep Meridian facelift spied testing; ADAS confirmed

During the launch of the Wrangler SUV, Jeep India also revealed the imminent arrival of the new Meridian facelift. This Compass-based three-row SUV is slated for an update this year, with the official launch expected soon. Recently, the updated Meridian was spied, uncovering several key details.

The leaked images show that the Meridian facelift will retain its overall structure with subtle refinements. Key exterior changes include a slightly tweaked grille, revised LED headlamps with DRLs, a redesigned front bumper featuring silver accents, and a radar module mounted on the bumper, suggesting the addition of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Further expected updates include redesigned alloy wheels, updated taillamps, a new rear bumper, and additional exterior paint options compared to the current model.

Spy images of the interior reveal that the new Meridian maintains a familiar layout, with a similar-sized free-standing infotainment system, digital driver’s display, multi-functional steering wheel, and a raised center console. However, the facelifted version is likely to feature a new cabin theme with redesigned upholstery, a tweaked air conditioning panel, and additional features such as a dash camera and rear window blinds.

Mechanically, the Meridian facelift is expected to retain its current powertrain. It will continue to be equipped with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a nine-speed automatic torque converter unit. Additionally, select variants will offer a 4WD system.

As the launch date approaches, the new Jeep Meridian facelift is anticipated to bring enhanced features and subtle design improvements, further solidifying its position in the competitive SUV market.