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autoviva2014-01-24 11:39:28

Opel Meriva gets new design and engines

The refreshed model was unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show

Opel will be receiving the new 1.6 CDTI engine which debuted with the Zafira Tourer

Opel is launching at the Brussels Motor Show an upgraded version of the MerivaMeriva Gen.2Opel Meriva Gen.2Germany, 2010 > present53 versions
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, which includes a refreshed design and state-of-the-art technologies that further enhance its comfort and efficiency. The model's upgrade also includes new engine and transmission options.

“The new Meriva is better-than-ever”, says Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales of OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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. “The Opel Meriva has set the standard in the segment – if not in the industry – for ergonomics, affordable flexibility and quality. Now it offers an even more comfortable overall driving experience thanks to state-of-the-art technologies - a new range of Euro 6 certified engines including a last generation 1.6 CDTI that is the most silent in its class; new transmissions that offer smoother and crisper shifting; and a new generation Opel IntelliLink infotainment system that integrates smartphone functionalities into the vehicles.”

The new Meriva gets a new grille with higher chrome content, as well as chrome accents embracing the fog lamps which now define the front fascia. It also gets a new front headlights design and LED daytime running lights. On the side the modelo receives a chrome beltline which highlights its' waved design. This feature and the centrally located door handles are part-and-parcel of the innovative FlexDoors, rear-hinged rear doors that allow for easy entry into the vehicle. At the back the new Meriva gets energy-saving LED lights with new, accentuated high quality graphics.

New engine lineup

The new Meriva comes with a new range of gasoline, LPG and diesel powertrains that already comply with the future emissions regulation Euro 6 which will come into force in September 2015.

The highlight is the new generation 1.6 CDTI diesel engine that had its debut in the Zafira TourerZafira Tourer 1.6 CDTI S/S CosmoOpel Zafira Tourer 1.6 CD...Germany, 2013 > present1 photo
and will replace both the 1.3 CDTI and 1.7 CDTI that used to power the Meriva.

The first version of the 1.6 CDTI available in the new Meriva develops 100kW/136hp and consumes just 4.4l/100km while emitting 116g/km CO2. This is a 10% improvement in efficiency compared to the previous 96 kW/130 hp 1.7 CDTI . It has been made possible, amongst others, thanks to engineering measures allowing the 1.6 CDTI to feature the lowest frictions of its engine class between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. In addition, the new 1.6 CDTI also delivers 320 Nm of maximum torque at 2,000 rpm.

Further versions of the engine will be launched in the future, including two with 81 kW/110 hp output. One of them will particularly stand out, with a fuel consumption of a mere 3.8 liters per 100km and CO2 emissions of just 99 grams per kilometer, making the Meriva the first gasoline or diesel monocab under 100g.

Transmissions in the new Meriva have also been improved thanks to Opel’s 50 million euro investment into the optimization of its five- and six-speed gearboxes. The new low-friction manual units offer a new level of gear-change comfort in combination with all gasoline, LPG and diesel engines. In addition, a six-speed low friction automatic transmission is now available with both 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp versions of the 1.4 Turbo gasoline engine. .

The new Meriva will be available with the new generation infotainment system IntelliLink.

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