2014 Opel Meriva review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 23 January 2014 , 18:01:31 byEmil

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Opel Meriva

The 2014 Opel Meriva made its official debut during the Brussels Motor Show. The Meriva was first launched in 2003, launching the manufacturer on the `small monocabs` segment of the market. Aftewards, in 2010 the Merivaadded new innovative features in order to further enhance the auto`s ergonomics and flexibility. The second generation adds rear- hinged FlexDoors, the FlexSpace rear seating system with intelligent storage solutions and a fully integrated rear-end bicycle carrier system. Meriva`s performances were acknowledged by both the 2014 TÜV Report -which reveals that it has the lowest defect rate- and by the Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Study (VOSS) Index from the J.D. Power Satisfaction Survey according to which the vehicle came in first place with 80.6&% marks.

However, the 2014 Merivacomes with minor modifications including a revised grille, redesigned headlights with on option of adding LED daytime running lights as well as an additional chrome trim. Interior wise, the modifications are again barely noticeable. The MVP can optionally be fit with the IntelliLink infotainment system with a new seven inch display which offers a faster operation. The modern infotainment system offers a CD player, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connectivity as well as audio streaming.

Motivation comes from the new 1.6 liter CDTI engine which comes as replacement for the former 1.3 liter and 1.7 liter engines. The new CDTI has on output of 136 HP (100 kW) and has a 320 Nm (236 lb- ft) peak torque. The engine has a 4.4 liter/ 100 Km fuel consumption (64.2 mpg UK/ 53.4 mpg US) and 116 g/ Km CO2 emissions.

For the future, the 2014 Meriva will be offered with two additional engine options with outputs of 110 HP (81 kW). One of the future engine options will have a 3.8 liter/ 100 Km (74.3 mpg UK/ 61.9 mpg US) with 99 g/ Km CO2 emissions. The new engines will be mated to a `low-friction` transmission designed to offer more precision during gear changes.