Since the 2010 launch of the ‘clever’ Meriva with its revolutionary FlexDoors® (rear-hinged rear doors to give extra-easy access) and innovative FlexSpace® variable rear seating system, it has proved a truly versatile and sophisticated family car.
Now Vauxhall’s designers have brought the styling in line with its latest siblings, thanks to a new grille and chrome accents that frame the front fog lights and the newly-designed headlights that now incorporate the family’s distinctive ‘eagle-eye’ look as featured on our flagship New Insignia. All these changes combined give Meriva a more elegant and sophisticated look.
The new 1.6CDTi (136PS) Euro 6 compliant turbo diesel has already proven itself in the current Zafira Tourer, and provides many real-world benefits to the Meriva over the previous 1.7CDTi (130PS) unit.
Outgoing 1.7CDTi 16v engine
New 1.6CDTi 16v engine
Estimated fuel costs
BiK taxation band (2013-4 Tax Year)
VED (first year/standard rate)
Combined fuel economy
In terms of performance, the extra power and torque (the latter up 20Nm) has cut nearly a second off the 0-60mph time – to just 9.1* seconds.
The petrol engine choice remains at a 1.4i VVT (100PS) plus a pair of 1.4i VVT Turbos (120PS and 140PS).
Prices and further pictures will be revealed shortly. Order banks open during November, with first customer deliveries taking place in January 2014.
* Provisional data.
** Diesel fuel costed at 139p/litre. Total fuel saving over 60,000 miles - £1,207.
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