Jeep Compass Now More Affordable, Compass Black Shark And Meridian Overland Launched

Modified On Sep 18, 2023 05:40 PM By Rohit for Jeep Compass

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The special editions of both the SUVs only get cosmetic enhancements over the standard models but no new features

Jeep Compass Black Shark and Meridian Overland

  • Jeep now offers the Compass from Rs 20.49 lakh.

  • The Compass now gets a 4x2 diesel-auto option as well, starting at Rs 23.99 lakh.

  • The Compass Black Shark edition comes with blacked details, ‘Black Shark’ badges, and new inserts for the grille.

  • Jeep has priced the Compass Black Shark from Rs 26.49 lakh.
  • Inside, it carries on with an all-black theme but has red accents on the dashboard and steering wheel along with contrast red stitching for the upholstery.

  • The Meridian Overland gets a new grille with chrome surround and body coloured side skirts.

  • Inside, its cabin features a suede finish on the dashboard and seats, while also sporting copper highlights around the cabin.

  • Both are still powered by the same 170PS 2-litre diesel engine, and get 4x2 and 4x4 options.

The festive season is upon us, and in the automotive world it’s usually synonymous with the introduction of new models and special editions. Joining the list are the Jeep Compass Black Shark and the Jeep Meridian Overland editions. Not only that, the American marque is now also offering the Compass in new 4x2 diesel variants (exclusive for India) with an automatic gearbox as well as a new and more affordable entry-level variant. While the Compass MT now starts at Rs 20.49 lakh, its automatic variants are now priced from Rs 23.99 lakh, making it more affordable by up to a whopping Rs 6 lakh. The Compass Black Shark is priced from Rs 26.49 lakh.

Here’s what each special edition has to offer:

Compass Black Shark Edition

Jeep Compass Black Shark
Jeep Compass Black Shark logo

As part of the special edition, the Jeep Compass gets a gloss-black treatment to some of its elements such as the ‘Jeep’ logo, ‘Compass’ moniker on the doors, and ORVM housings. It is also seen with new black alloy wheels. The carmaker has also given it the ‘Black Shark’ emblems on the front fenders to distinguish its special nature, and a differently styled grille with fresh black inserts. A point to note is that the new grille and alloys will be available in the standard MY2024 Compass.

Jeep Compass Black Shark cabin

While its interior carries on with an all-black theme, the Compass Black Shark edition gets red accents on the dashboard and steering wheel, and contrast red stitching for the seat upholstery.

Meridian Overland Edition

Jeep Meridian Overland

The Meridian Overland, on the other hand, gets chrome surround for the new grille, body coloured side skirts, and redesigned alloy wheels.

Jeep Meridian Overland cabin

On the inside, it comes with copper highlights across the cabin, suede finish for the seats and dashboard, and copper backed seat leather perforation.

No feature revisions have been made to either SUV’s equipment list, with the common highlights being a 10.1-inch touchscreen system, wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, up to six airbags, and a 360-degree camera.

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Any Mechanical Revisions?

Jeep Meridian Overland grille

For the longest time, Jeep only offered the Compass diesel with a 9-speed automatic transmission for 4x4 variants. Now, it gets the provision of a new 4x2 diesel-auto combination from the Meridian but there are no revisions to the powertrains as such. Here’s a look at their shared diesel powertrain:


2-litre Diesel






6-speed MT, 9-speed AT


4x2, 4x4

The localised Jeep SUV duo continues to miss out on a petrol engine option.

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Jeep Compass Black Shark rear
Jeep Meridian Overland rear

The Jeep Compass Black Shark doesn’t have any direct rivals but the Meridian Overland could be considered as an alternative to the MG Gloster’s Black Storm edition. While the 5-seat SUV goes up against the Hyundai Tucson, Citroen C5 Aircross, and Volkswagen Tiguan, the Meridian competes with the MG Gloster, Toyota Fortuner and Skoda Kodiaq.

All prices ex-showroom pan-India

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