Opel’s car that dares to be different is on the way. Launching in Ireland in April is the new Opel Meriva with a new lower price of €18,995.
Meriva, Opel’s small Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) stands out with newly designed front and rear lights. Opel’s new generation 1.6 136hp turbo diesel engine is introduced. This is the quietest and most efficient engine in the class, consuming 3.8 litres per 100 kilometres and qualifies in vehicle road tax band A4 (€200).
Later this year and for the first time in a petrol or diesel MPV, emissions will go under 100g– with just 99g/km CO2 when a 1.6 CDTi 110hp variant is introduced. New gearboxes enable softer and more precise shift operation.
The Meriva comes with innovative features such as rear-hinged FlexDoors to make access much easier, variable rear seating system called FlexSpace, ergonomic front seats and many clever storage solutions.
Opel’s unique FlexFix, a fully integrated, rear-end bicycle carrier system is also the perfect complement for active individuals and families. In fact, the Meriva is the first and only automobile in the world to be certified for its comprehensive ergonomic concept by independent doctors and back health experts.
Opel’s new IntelliLink multimedia system is also introduced. This allows you to stream music and make calls through Bluetooth phones, tablets or portable devices. The new Meriva has achieved the maximum five star result in the Euro NCAP crash test. Standard featureson the entry model S include daytime running lights, FlexSpace adjustable rear seats, FlexFloor – an adjustable luggage compartment floor that can be lowered to give you more load height and volume, CD with USB for iPod/ MP3 player and aux-in sockets, electric front windows and heated door mirrors, door-to-door illumination, remote central dead locking and ESP.