Opel Meriva 2014 Review
Opel Meriva – The new Meriva characteristics Opel’s new generation diesel powertrain, the 1.6 CDTI that is just having its debut in the Zafira Tourer. This ultra-refined whisper-diesel, the quietest in its class, is initially accessible in the power variant 100 kW/136 hp and consigns 320 Newtonmeters of greatest torque. It consumes just 4.4 liters per 100 kilometers and emits 116 grams of CO2 per kilometer, 10 per cent less than its 96 kW/130 hp, 1.7 predecessor, while it also boasts much better acceleration and presentation. In the course of the year 2014, other 1.6 diesel motors will pursue, which will be even more economical and have even smaller CO2 emissions.
Opel’s conceive philosophy – sculptural artistry encounters German precision – fits flawlessly with a small, highly flexible monocab. The Opel Meriva benefits from many improvements that give it a more perfected look. The front fascia now features a new grille with higher chrome content, as well as chrome agrees to embracing the fog lights. The grille is bordered by the newly-designed front headlights with an eagle eye graphic. For the first time, LED daytime running lights are accessible. On the side, the new dignified chrome beltline effectively best features the signalled design that accentuates the back window. This characteristic and the centrally located doorway way manages assess out the innovative FlexDoors, rear-hinged rear doors which permit for very simple application into the vehicle.
The dynamic and dignified feature of the rear gets a new touch of class thanks to LED lights with new, assessed high value graphics. The Opel Meriva also characteristics newly-designed 17 and 18 inch wheels with premium look and seem. With this, the Opel Meriva continues the only little monocab proposing 18-inch wheels which give it a unique stance and presence on the road, putting it a slash overhead its competitors.
The Opel Meriva is the first and only automobile in the world to be adept to brag an award for its comprehensive ergonomic concept. In 2010, unaligned wellbeing professionals from the AGR (Action Gesunder Rücken e.V.), the ‘Campaign for wholesome backs’ awarded the Opel Meriva with the sought-after AGR- value close for guaranteeing ergonomics and back defence. Their certification was founded on the Opel Meriva’s core and exclusive innovations: The FlexSpace seating notion, the FlexDoors system as well as its ergonomic front chairs and its unique Flex-Fix integrated bicycle carrier. These continue to make the Meriva the foremost in flexibility and ergonomics.
The Opel Meriva advantages from a re-designed multifunctional FlexRail centered console with advanced functionality and bigger back traveller legroom in the centered chair, thanks to shorter rails. FlexRail boasts the fitting storage space essential for journey utensils with flexible features such as armrests, drink-holders and storage compartments.
The Opel Meriva is also available with a alternative of three 1.4 liter petrol engines. The naturally-aspirated entry-level type makes 74 kW/100 hp. The two turbo-charged variants offer 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp, and can both be equipped with a newly-evolved, low-friction six-speed automatic transmission with an ActiveSelect function permitting sequential equipment selection by the move lever. This combination of petrol engine + self-acting transmission is a step up from the Opel Meriva’s primary offering and is anticipated to appeal 15 to 20% of all customers. As for the 1.6 CDTI, all gasoline motors in the new Meriva are already compliant with the firm Euro 6 emissions guideline.
The LPG type of the Opel Meriva is furthermore currently Euro 6 compliant. The 88 kW/120 hp, 1.4 Liter Turbo LPG not only decreases CO2 emissions to around 121 grams per kilometer, but furthermore slashes fuel costs by nearly half. And LPG is not short of refueling opportunities: It is accessible at nearly 30.000 positions across Europe.