A man wanted to test drive the 7 Seater version of Jeep Compass, the Meridian SUV, and started driving the SUV at 150 KMPH and ends crashing it. This incident took place in Silvassa, Daman.
Jeep Meridian Crashed – What Happened?
During recent test drives of vehicles, we’ve unfortunately seen many crashes, with the latest incident involving a Jeep Meridian. The Jeep Meridian is the extended 7 Seater version of the popular Compass, known for its rugged and capable SUVs, which tends to attract enthusiastic drivers, even during test drives. However, this enthusiasm has sometimes led to unfortunate consequences, as seen in the video below.
The Jeep Meridian seeks to distinguish itself from the Compass by offering more space for passengers and luggage, aiming to provide a better option in the segment. However, it faces tough competition from its rival, Toyota Fortuner, which currently dominates this market. Consequently, Meridian’s sales figures have not been as impressive as desired. Now, let’s dive into the specifics of this latest incident.
This video comes from Prateek Singh’s YouTube channel, which regularly showcases content related to car performance in unfortunate situations and emphasizes road safety. In this latest incident, which occurred in Silvassa, Daman, a man was taking a test drive of the Jeep Meridian. According to the video, the driver was operating the new SUV at a speed of approximately 150 kmph, a speed clearly exceeding recommended limits. Unfortunately, due to some circumstances, the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a collision with divider.
The incident also involved the vehicle colliding with two roadside poles. Fortunately, there were no reports of major injuries to the occupants. However, the exterior of the vehicle sustained extreme damage, particularly to the lower front and side sections. The damage includes severe impacts to the bumper, fender area, and side skirting. Surprisingly, the top section of the bonnet and the side pillars appear to have remained almost unaffected by the collision. In summary, the minimal adverse consequences of this crash can be attributed to the great build quality of the 7 Seater SUV.
In the end, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen the crash incidents take place during the test drive of a car. The Indian Highways doesn’t have speed limit of 150 kmph, and as we can see in the video, the road wasn’t as wide as a 6-lane expressway. Therefore, driving at such high speeds on a highways isn’t recommended no matter how much control you have on the car. It’s advisable to drive safer and follow the speed limit to not only keep yourself safe but for others to be safe,