Opel has marginally refreshed the Meriva, with a new front clip that follows the same design language as the recently-unveiled Opel Insignia. Redesigned headlights and LED daytime running lights and rear lamps give the new Meriva a more contemporary appearance. The side profile reveals a new chrome strip defining the Meriva’s signature window wave beltline.
Inside, the new Meriva also receives a new Intellilink infotainment system operated through a seven-inch color LCD. The system comes equipped with satellite navigation, a rear backup camera and voice control.
Opel’s new 1.6 liter CDTI turbodiesel will replace the previous 1.7 liter diesel unit. The 1.6 produces 136 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque from 2000 rpm. Possibly more important than all, the new engine will be more economical, delivering 56 mpg, an improvement of 10% over the outgoing 1.7 liter mill. All gasoline engines will remain the same for the 2014 Meriva, but are now mated to an upgraded, more precise 6 speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Meriva will arrive in European showrooms during the first half of 2014.