Jeep lines up three SUV launches for 2022

Jeep lines up three SUV launches for 2022

by Ashish Kaul on January 14, 2022 Categories: News

Jeep is set to consolidate its India line-up with the introduction of two all-new SUVs in the market, along with the return of the Trailhawk variant of the Jeep Compass.The Trailhawk is expected to be the first of the new Jeeps to launch in India this year, with the much-awaited Meridian and new Grand Cherokee set to follow.

  • Compass Trailhawk to arrive by February
  • Grand Cherokee to return as a locally assembled SUV
  • Three-row Meridian due around June 2022 

    Jeep Compass Trailhawk launch by February 2022

    While the standard Compass received a facelift in January last year, Jeep did not bring the updated Trailhawk to the Indian market, thus discontinuing the variant. Now, a year later, the Trailhawk is set to rejoin the line-up, though it’s only expected to be manufactured in limited numbers. 

    Jeep Meridian expected by early June

    Next in order is expected to be the much awaited Meridian that made its global debut as the Jeep Commander last year. Based on the Compass’ underpinnings, the Meridian is a larger SUV than its sibling, being stretched in both, overall length and wheelbase to accommodate a third row of seats. In terms of overall design, the Meridian will share certain aspects with the Compass, but as seen on the Commander, there are plenty of unique design details to help set the two SUVs apart. 

    Jeep Grand Cherokee to be locally assembled

    The Grand Cherokee was one of Jeep’s inaugural products in India, alongside the Wrangler. Now, the name plate is set to return with the all-new model that made its global debut last year. Available in some global markets in two sizes – Grand Cherokee and the larger three-row Grand Cherokee L – we might only get the standard 5-seater SUV, though the bigger news is that the model is expected to be locally assembled in India. The previous Grand Cherokee was a CBU import.