Friday, January 17, 2014

2014 Opel Meriva debuts in Brussels with minor styling updates & a new engine

 2014 Opel Meriva debuts in Brussels with minor styling updates & a new engine

2014 Opel Meriva facelift 09.10.2013 [9th Oct, 2013]

Goes on sale later this year

Opel has officially unveiled the 2014 Meriva at the Brussels Motor Show.

Modestly revised, the MPV has been equipped with a new grille, additional chrome trim and restyled headlights which can be ordered with optional LED daytime running lights.

Interior changes are limited but the model can be equipped with a new IntelliLink infotainment system that has a seven-inch display, a new interface and faster operation. The infotainment system also has a CD player, USB connectivity and Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming.

Under the hood, there's a new 1.6-liter CDTI engine that replaces the previous 1.3- and 1.7-liter units. At launch, the engine will produce 136 HP (100 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque and enable the model to average 4.4 L/100km (53.4 mpg US / 64.2 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 116 g/km.

In the future, the company will offer two versions with 110 HP (81 kW) and one of them will be able to average 3.8 L/100km (61.9 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

The engines will be connected to new "low-friction" transmissions which promise to be smoother and deliver more precise gear changes.

According to Opel's Vice President Sales & Aftersales, Peter Christian Küspert, "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."

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