2014 Opel Meriva Unveiled In Geneva

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Opel has officially unveiled the upgraded 2014 Meriva at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.

New Euro 6-certified powertrain

The 2014 Opel Meriva comes with a new range of petrol, LPG and diesel powertrains that already comply with the future emissions regulation Euro 6 which will apparently come into force in September 2015.

The first version available in the new Meriva is the 1.6-litre CDTI engine that replaces the previous 1.3- and 1.7-litre CDTI units. The new engine develops 100 kW and 320 Nm of torque and consumes just 4.4-litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 116 g/km.

Further versions of the engine will be launched in the close future, including two executions with 81 kW output. One of them will particularly stand out, with a fuel consumption of a mere 3.8-litres/100km and CO2 emissions of just 99 g/km, making the Meriva the first petrol or diesel monocab under 100g.

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

Exterior features

Modestly revised, the 2014 Opel Meriva MPV has been upgraded with crisp details and sparkling chrome accents, a new grille with restyled headlights which can be ordered with optional LED daytime running lights. The dynamic and elegant character of the rear gets a new touch of class thanks to energy-saving LED lights with new, accentuated high quality graphics.

The new Meriva also features newly designed 17- and 18-inch wheels with premium look and is available in twelve colours including a new emerald green with pearl effect and a new fresh lime yellow.

Interior details

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.

Active safety features comprise of the Advanced Halogen AFL (Advanced Active Forward Lighting) is a bending light activated when the vehicle is in motion and it automatically adjusts to the speed of the vehicle. As a static light, it assists the driver when reversing in order to park. Additional safety systems include automatic dimmed headlights and interior mirror, six airbags, a Pedal Release System and Isofix brackets with Top Tether anchor points.

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