As part of the facelift, the Gamma-based suicide-doored Opel Meriva will adopt a new front bumper with LED daytime running lights (more “wing”?), a wider grille, and a revised rear end with new taillights. There are no pictures of the interior, but expect a refreshed cabin to help keep the Meriva a competitive option in Europe’s subcompact MPV segment.
And since GM’s Germany-based subsidiary is also in the process of updating its engine range, expect the freshened 2014 Meriva to be offered with GM-Opel’s new 1.6 liter CDTI oil burner, replacing the Meriva’s aging 1.7 liter unit. As far as gasoline engines go, a 1.0 liter turbo will likely be offered as a more efficient alternative to the base 1.4 liter four-banger, while the new 1.6 liter SIDI turbocharged engine might also be offered as the range-topping petrol powerplant.
Expect an unveiling before the end of 2013, with the Vauxhall-branded version likely accompanying the Opel.