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Jeep Meridian official bookings to start from May 1, know everything about latest SUV

The American car menufacturerJeep has officially declared that they will start accepting bookings for one of their feature-loaded SUV’s all-new Meridian on May 1 at the token amount of Rs 10,000. Reports said, the firm might launch the car at the end of May and the delivery of the car will start in June.

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Jeep Meridian

The American car menufacturerJeep has officially declared that they will start accepting bookings for one of their feature-loaded SUV’s all-new Meridian on May 1 at the token amount of Rs 10,000. Reports said, the firm might launch the car at the end of May and the delivery of the car will start in June.

All-new 7-seater SUV will share the same platform as the existing Compass but surely give a more smooth driving experience than ever. In the era of CNG, petrol, EV and hybrids, the company will launch the vehicle only in diesel engine options.

What’s new in Jeep Meridian?

Talking about the big changes in the vehicle, unlike many other 7-seater cars, the all-new Meridian will come with redesigned seat structure to provide a full confirmation to all to the passenger in all the seat rows. The company has stretched the car to an extent that it will now look wider by 41 mm and taller by 48m which is bigger as compared to the existing Compass.  The wheelbase also has been starched by 146 mm.

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While the company has made the car on the same platform as Compass, the car gives quite a similar look to Grand Cherokee L, which is being sold international market.

As far as the interiors are concerned, the dashboard design likely to remain a is quite similar to the Compass but it will give the 7 seaters overall a new look with a new brown finish against the Compass’ traditional black theme. Customers will also witness the change in seat perforated leather with a quilted pattern.

The firm will carry forward some of the key features of the existing Compass in the all-new Meridian that includes a 10.25-inch cluster, 10.1-inch infotainment system with the support of all car connect technology, automatic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, multiple airbags, traction control, ABS with EBD, hill start and descent control, 360-degree parking camera among others.

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From Kia Seltos’ facelift version to updated Hyundai Creta, check top SUVs to launch in upcoming months

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India’s one of the biggest automobile events the Delhi auto show, where the leading car manufacturers across the globe will be showcasing their upcoming cars is all set to hold in January next year. The upcoming event has been scheduled to take place from 13th to 18th January at Greater Noida’s Expo Mart.

While the confirmed list of companies and upcoming cars is still on hold, but, there are reports which have suggested that the leading car makers likely to unveil major updates in their upcoming vehicles.

For all the car enthusiasts out there, we have created a list of the top SUVs below which might get big updates in the upcoming Auto expo 2023.

Scroll down to check details about upcoming SUVs at the 2023 Auto Expo

MARUTI BALENO CROSS

Based on Baleno’s platform, Maruti Suzuki might introduce its upcoming compact SUV Baleno Cross at the 2023 Auto Expo. If rumors are to be believed, the firm expected to launch the car officially somewhere around in the month of February or March under the Nexa dealerships.

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MARUTI JIMNY 5-DOOR

The Indo-Japanese automaker has already started testing the 5-door Jimny in the country. The vehicle has been spotted several times in many districts and cities during testing. The off-road SUV is likely to make its global debut at the upcoming Auto Expo.

Ahead of its offical released, some of the key features has been leaked on the internet, which suggested that the car likely to feature1.5L K15C dualjet engine with the 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox options.

HYUNDAI CRETA FACELIFT

The South Korean automaker Hyundai currently ruling the Indian auto market with its powerful and hot-selling product Creta. Now the firm is all set to mark another milestone with the updated version of Creta.

Reports said that with big changes, the company is likely to unveil the mid-size SUV at the auto expo in 2023.

Taking about the big changes, the vehicle might equip with advanced ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) technology, a new infotainment system, updated digital instrument console and whatnot.

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Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny’s test model spotted in Ladakh, check price and expected launch date

One of the leading car manufacturers Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch one of its much-awaited 5-door Jimny. Ahead of its official launch, the vehicle has been spotted many times while testing in several cities and districts in India. Recently, the featured loaded four-wheeler was spied in Ladakh while testing, revealing some of its key features and specs

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Maruti Suzuki 5-door Jimny

One of the leading car manufacturers Maruti Suzuki is all set to launch one of its much-awaited 5-door Jimny. Ahead of its official launch, the vehicle has been spotted many times while testing in several cities and districts in India. Recently, the featured loaded four-wheeler was spied in Ladakh while testing, revealing some of its key features and specs

According to all the media reports and speculations, it has revealed that the company is likely to unveil the car next year at the Auto Expo 2023. However, the firm has not commented or shared any official information regarding the same.

From specs to features, know everything about 5-door Jimny

As the vehicle is already available in 3-doors in India, the company decided to introduce Jimny in 5-doors and give Indian customers another reason to purchase the vehicle. The updated version of Jimny will likely come with a new set of features, better build quality and advanced infotainment system. The car will remain in a position where it will provide a better driving experience to urban customers.

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To attract more and more customers, Jimny might come with higher ground clearance as compared to its current version. It will also get the off-road capabilities that might give those customers a solid reason to go for it, rather than choosing Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha. However, reports say that a 5-door SUV may not get any longer than 4-meters which might overall affect its sale.

Talking about the engine, the SUV is likely to feature the latest mild-hybrid set-up along with the newer K15C unit, which will provide decent mileage to the customers. As far as the transmission is concerned, it will come with a five-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes.

Now you must be thinking about at what price segment the company will launch the vehicle. According to some reports, the firm expected to place the feature-loaded SUV near the lower trims of the new Grand Vitara SUV.

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Own a Kia Carens? Your car may come under voluntary recall over airbag fault

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The leading car manufacturer in India Kia, which has won thousands of hearts with the feature-loaded MPV Carens, now facing faults in the Airbag Control module/unit (ACU). To solve the fault, the firm has launched a campaign under which it has recalled thousands of units to fix the issue.

The company also confirmed that soon it will start reaching out to the customers in order to inform them about the campaign.

The company also released an official statement under which it informed that Kia India has initiated a compaing, where it has recalled 44,174 units of Carens. It said that during this time, all the Carens owners do not have to stress over anything. The company itself will reach out to the respective owner, it will inpsect the Airbag Control Module (ACU) mudule from left, right, and center and if required, a software update will be provided to the customers free of cost.

The company also informed customers that the owners of the affected vehicles will be required to make an appointment with the nearest authorized dealers in order to resolve the fault.

Reacting to the campaign, car makers said that this voluntary recall campaign is being undertaken by Kia India, to inspect any potential error in Airbag Control Module (ACU) software in the Kia Carens. The company will take utmost care to minimise inconvenience to customers throughout the process of this campaign.

However, Kia is not the only firm that has launched a recall campaign over the airbags issues. Earlier, Maruti Suzuki also launched a similar campaign under which the firm recalled 166 units of Dzire Tour S due to a fault in the ACU software. Then they promised to repair it free of cost.

What is Airbag Control Module (ACU) software

ACU is considered one of the important components when it comes to airbag systems. With the help of inputs sent by the software during any accident or a major crash, it cmmands the car to deploy the airbags on time.

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