Nov 11, 2013
Rüsselsheim. The new Opel Meriva is making waves with its refined design, high-class equipment, trendsetting infotainment and engine technology and extremely attractive prices. Opel’s flexibility champion is now available to order for a sensational entry-level price of 15,990 euros (RRP incl. VAT in Germany), almost 700 euros less than before. The entry-level Selection variant with the 1.4-liter, 74 kW/100 hp gasoline engine and five-speed manual transmission offers standard features including the FlexSpace seating concept that has been highly praised by the AGR (Campaign for Healthy Backs), electric exterior mirrors and front window lift, electric park brake, adaptive braking lights and many more safety features.
Opel goes even further in the higher equipment levels: customers can order the new Meriva Edition with the popular 88 kW/120 hp 1.4 turbo for 19,450 euros – increasing value for money by around five percent. The new Meriva Edition variant now comes standard with additional safety and comfort details such as cruise control, leather steering wheel and the infotainment system CD 400 with steering wheel remote controls and Aux-in connectivity. In the INNOVATION variant, the Meriva comes standard with the new, state-of-the-art IntelliLink system CD 600 including a seven-inch color monitor, Aux-in, USB and hands-free speaking system via Bluetooth. On the outside, the compact features energy-saving LED daytime running lights and rear lamps as well as innovative curve and cornering light.
“With the new Opel Meriva, we offer a compelling package of elements from design, equipment and price that compact van-lovers will find irresistible,” says Andreas Marx, Marketing Director Germany. “It carries on the successful, hugely popular flexibility concept and offers many innovative equipment features like the revolutionary IntelliLink system and engines that already fulfill the stringent future Euro 6 emissions standard. This makes the new Meriva even more attractive for customers who want to switch to an all-purpose, comfortable and ultra-modern compact van – and this all comes with a five-percent increase in value for money.”
The first and only series production automobile in the world to receive an award for its comprehensive ergonomic concept convinces across the board. In the cabin, the new Opel Meriva features the state-of-the-art IntelliLink infotainment system with a high-resolution, seven-inch color monitor, voice recognition and optional navigation system. The FlexFix seating concept, FlexRail center console, FlexDoor door system and FlexFix bicycle carrier ensure top ergonomics and flexibility. In terms of exterior design, the Meriva boasts a new face that has the characteristics of the new Opel Insignia. The Meriva shares the top model’s elegant, generously chromed front grille and sparkling design for the lights with LED daytime running lights and rear lamps.
As well as looking the part, a class act also needs a first class engine. The new Meriva features Opel’s new generation diesel powertrain, the 1.6 CDTI that was exclusive to the Zafira Tourer. This ultra-refined whisper-diesel, the quietest in its class, is initially available with power output of 100 kW/136 hp and 320 Newton meters of maximum torque. In addition to the 1.6 diesel, all gasoline engines and the LPG variant in the new Meriva already comply with the future strict Euro 6 emissions standard. The 1.4 liter turbo gasoline engines (88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp) are also offered in combination with a reworked low-friction six-speed automatic transmission. As for the five and six-speed manual gearboxes, these have been substantially upgraded and offer more precise shifting, with smooth operation and minimal effort.