9 de outubro de 2013

Opel refreshes the Meriva

With the second generation Meriva reaching half of its lifetime, Opel decided to slightly freshen the look of it and add a few new things. The most obvious change happens at the front. It now features a new face, similar to the one premiered with the Insignia, with a larger chromed front grille and a new design for the lights with LED technology.

Also new is the 1.6-liter CDTI diesel powertrain. This unit generates 136PS (100kW or 134bhp) and 320Nm (236lb/ft). It has an average fuel consumption of just 4.4l/100km and emits 116 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Opel will also offer three 1.4-liter petrol engines and a LPG variant. The turbocharged 1.4-liter units produce 120PS (88kW or 118bhp) and 140PS (103kW or 138bhp), while the naturally-aspirated entry-level version produces 100PS (74kW or 99bhp). The 1.4-liter engine with 120PS (88kW or 118bhp) is available in a LPG version.

The turbocharged petrol engines are available with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the range can be chosen with a five or six-speed manual gearbox.

The interior remains pretty much the same with the exception of the new IntelliLink infotainment system.

The world premiere and first deliveries will start from January. The prices will be released in November.

Source: Opel