Opel has now released their new facelifted Meriva. The vehicle brings a significant number of revisions, most of them in the engine area.
The facelifted Opel Meriva comes with redesigned headlamps, and updated front grille and fog lights accentuated by even more chrome elements. The manufacturer now also added LED technology to the taillights and daytime running lights.
As previously mentioned, the most notable changes have been added to the engine segment of the vehicle. The facelifted edition features an Euro 6 compliant, 1.6 liter CDTI diesel motor. This type of engine was first used for the Zafira Tourer and will now brig motivation to the Meriva. The engine outputs 163 HP (100 kW) and has a maximum torque of 320 Nm (236 lb-ft). The CDTI diesel engine enables a reduced fuel consumption of merely 4.4 liters/ 100 Km (64.2 mpg UK or 53.4 mpg US). The CO2 emissions are of 116 g/ Km.
Opel informs that their plans are to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions even more in the future by adding a few new variants of the 1.6 liter engine somewhere next year. This is just the first step they took for a more fuel efficient vehicle, by replacing the former 1.7 liter engine which outputs 130 HP (96 kW) and has a 10 per cent higher consumption with the new more budget friendly diesel engine.
All of the other LPG and gasoline motors are also Euro 6 compliant. The 1.4 gasoline engine, in both 120 HP and 140 HO variants can now work together with a revised six speed automatic transmission. The manual five and six speed gearboxes were also optimized in order to deliver a more accurate shifting.
The facelifted Meriva comes with an innovative IntelliLink infotainment system, and HD seven inch color monitor, Bluetooth hands free connectivity for phones and audio streaming.
Details regarding pricing will be announced in November and the first facelifted Merivas will be delivered in January.
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