2014 Opel Meriva Reviews
The Opel Meriva has, because its debut in 2003, been the standard and star amongst the tiny monocabs. The 2nd generation started in 2010 has increased the standard with advanced characteristics like its back-hinged FlexDoors, its beautiful, adaptive chairs, relaxed stance on front- and back seats and a lot of smart storage alternatives. All these make the present Meriva the Ergonomics Winner, as has been reasoned by independent wellness specialists. Opel now offers the brand new Meriva - more effective, more innovative and more practical than ever before.
The newest Opel Meriva is a regular continuation of the theory improved with finer fixings. It receives a different face that has the qualities of the newest Opel Insignia shown in the 2013 IAA, using an tasteful, liberally chromed front grille and glowing layout for the lights. LED technologies is presently readily available for the day-time running lights and rear lamps leading to a sharp, high tech appearance.
A first class engine is also needed by a class act, along with looking the component. This ultra-purified whisper-diesel, the quietest in its group, is initially attainable in the power version 100 kW/136 hp and 320 provides Newtonmeters of optimum torque.
As well as the 1.6 diesel, all gas engines and also the LPG version in the fresh Meriva already comply together with the time to come, hard-and-fast Euro 6 emissions limitations.
The newest Opel Meriva additionally receives a new, state of the art IntelliLink infotainment program with set, quick and user friendly navigation and voice-control. The big, high definition, seven-inch colour screen affords excellent readability and uncomplicated functioning. Additionally, it shows the picture in the rear-see camera. Audiostreaming via Blue tooth and making calls can also be potential. The Navi 950 IntelliLink comes common with complete map tips covering the complete of Europe, and additional upgrades can simply be downloaded via Universal Serial Bus.
2014 Opel Meriva
Unique layout with tasteful chrome components and stylish characteristics
Opel's style philosophy - sculptural artistry satisfies German preciseness - fits perfectly having a modest, exceptionally elastic monocab. The leading fascia now includes a different grille with greater chrome content, and chrome emphasises including the fog lamps. For initially, LED day-time running lights are offered. The newest tasteful chrome beltline essentially emphasizes the layout that accentuates a corner window, about the facet. This characteristic along with the centrally-located door handles mark out the revolutionary FlexDoors, back-hinged back doors which permit simple entrance to the automobile.
The tasteful and dynamic nature of the back gets a fresh touch of type thanks to LIGHT emitting diode lights with new, marked large quality images. The brand new Meriva additionally features recently-developed 17 and 18-inch wheels with superior look and sense.
The new Meriva boasts the newest generation Opel 1.6 CDTI medium-displacement turbo diesel engine. Developed from-scratch, this motor is simply making its introduction in the Zafira Tourer. The brand new 1.6 CDTI convinces with powerful functionality, excellent fuel economy, and remarkable refinement. Yet, it doesn't only focus on its passengers but in addition to the health of the planet. Already now, it complies with all the potential emissions regulation Euro 6, which will come in to force in September 2015.
Initially, Opel will offer you the newest Opel Meriva with the 100kW/136hp variation of the new era engine. This can be 6 added hp and 20 Nm more compared to 1.7 CDTI it triumphs, allowing to get an amazing development in speedup: The new Meriva rapidly reaches 100 km/h from stand still in only 9.1 seconds, vs. 9.9 seconds formerly. Yet, additionally, it impresses using its worths in gas consumption and carbon dioxide emissions as a result of the clashes of its engine type between 2,500 and 1,500 rpm. It is a 10per cent improvement set alongside the prior 96 kW/130 hp 1.7 CDTI (which needed 4.9 liter and generated 129 gs). Added forms of the newest generation 1.6 CDTI with even lower gas consumption and CO2 degrees will probably be released in the 1st half of 2014.
2014 Opel Meriva
Moreover, the newest generation 1.6 CDTI is best of its category when it comes to refinement, because of efficient combustion with numerous injection, optimized layout of its parts and also the usage of acoustic guitar covers. Regardless of the load and engine-speed, it stuns having its silence.
Euro 6-verify gasoline engines and new reduced-friction transmissions
The brand new Meriva is additionally accessible having a range of three 1.4-liter gasoline engines. The normally-aspirated entry level variation generates 74 kW/100 hp. The 2 turbocharged versions offer 88 kW/120-hp and 103 kW/140-hp, and will both be built using a recently-developed, reduced-friction six-speed automatic transmission using an ActiveSelect function permitting serial equipment choice through the change lever. This mix of gasoline engine mechanized transmission is a step-up in the Opel Meriva's original offering and is likely to draw 15 to 20per cent of all clients. Regarding the 1.6 CDTI, all gas engines in the fresh Meriva are currently compliant against the stringent Euro 6 emissions regulation.
The LPG variant of the brand new Meriva is additionally already Euro 6 compliant. The 88 kW/120-hp, 1.4-Liter Turbo LPG perhaps not only minimizes carbon dioxide emissions to approximately 121 grams per kilometre, but additionally cuts fuel prices by nearly half. And LPG isn't short of refueling chances: It is accessible at nearly 30.000 stations across Europe.
Separate of engine factors, new Meriva versions additionally give you a fresh amount of equipment-change relaxation, as a result of Opel's 50-million Euro expense to the optimisation of the present five- and six-speed transmissions. This is particularly noticeable using the brand new Meriva's guide transmissions: shifting now needs minimal exertion and is quicker, softer and much more exact.
2014 Opel Meriva
Stateoftheart IntelliLink infotainment program with embedded navigation
The newest Opel Meriva additionally receives a fresh generation, state of the art IntelliLink infotainment program empowering seamless smartphone integration to the automobile. The big, high definition, seven-inch colour screen provides a different interface with IntelliLink readability and produce improve images that operation The program features Blue tooth hand-free-phone connectivity and sound streaming, and added connectivity via Universal Serial Bus.
IntelliLink in the brand new Meriva has a regular CD player and DAB - Digital-Audio Broadcast - is provided as an alternative that increases the bar with regards to radio reception and audio quality. Navigation is embedded in the machine, in the Navi 950 IntelliLink and the Navi 650. It's extremely swift and exact, and addresses can be entered readily via speech recognition using quick 'one shot entrance' (request navigation and simply speak out the tackle within a phrase) as-is potential in the Insignia. Map upgrades may be downloaded via Universal Serial Bus. Messages are also read out by it. As well as standard voice management over its functionality, the IntelliLink program in the brand new Meriva additionally supports and incorporates smart phones' own voice management - like SIRI for the i-phone as an example.
Meriva's inside staies unbeatably ergonomic, useful and flexible
The Meriva is the initial and just car in the whole world to manage to boast a honour for the complete ergonomic theory. Their certification was on the basis of the Opel Meriva's core and distinctive initiations: The FlexSpace seating theory, the FlexDoors program together with its ergonomic front seats and its exceptional Flex-Repair incorporated bicycle carrier. These carry on to help make the Meriva the best choice in biotechnology and versatility.
2014 Opel Meriva
FlexRail provides the appointment storage space required for traveling utensils with adaptive characteristics like armrests, beverage-holders and storage compartments.
A significant part of the superb Meriva-ergonomics theory is the radical patented FlexDoors method with back-hinged back doors. Ignitor and much more esthetic, they are much less intrusive on back passenger space than slider doors.
The AGR again wellness specialists also commended the Opel Meriva's ancillary gear which will make it comfort winner of its own type. The FlexSpace-Back-Seats system enables someone to change the inner cottage swiftly and only right into a five-, four-, three- and two seater and supply an original Lounge Seats function with prominent shoulder space and leg room to two back passengers. The FlexFix- onboard mobility is further enhanced by System using a bicycle provider neatly incorporated in the tail end of the Meriva behind a corner When not wanted, the provider glides straight back in the backside of the vehicle - in common, simple Opel-fashion.
2014 Opel Meriva
In addition, the driver slot is now helped by a rear view camera in to parking zones by projecting the picture on the 7-inch colour screen in the cockpit. And to fill out the Opel Meriva's all round 'feel good' sense, a warmed steering wheel operate plus a big sunroof for star-seeing are also on provide.
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