The third generation Opel Meriva 2017 model year
First, we recall that the Opel Meriva is a compact car L-class, equipped with front-wheel drive. The debut of the updated model of the second generation was held at the 2014 motor show, which was held in Brussels. And now get acquainted - the first photos of the upcoming generation of the car, which were taken by photospies, got on the Internet.
In addition, the photoOpel Meriva 2017were posted online just a couple of days after the spy photos of the new Peugeot 3008 appeared - is this a coincidence? It is unlikely, since both companies decided to go on one track.
Exterior and interior
If you go back to the photos, then you may have doubts that camouflage film really hides the model of the car, which is the changer of the Meriva compact van.
But this is true, the pictures only once again confirmed the rumors that had previously leaked to the Network that the brand from Germany decided to leave the currently not very popular segment of the car market MPV (minivans) and start developing in the increasingly popular SUV class.In fact, if the company had not taken this step, the issue of the Merivan kompaktvenov would have to be permanently closed.
In the presented pictures it is clearly visible that the model under test is equipped with a standard door layout.
Recall that the predecessor stood out doors FlexDoors, opening against the direction of movement. This solution developers Opel will reduce costs for mass production of the car, which will make it in turn more affordable.
Although inside, the engineers still left the FlexSpace system, which allows you to easily transform the interior into a larger usable space for the transportation of goods and greater comfort. Note that the FlexSpace System provides the ability to move the rear seats forward / back apart from each other, as well as fold them to the floor level.
In addition, the new generation Opel Meriva has received a slightly different appearance. Designers have prepared several changes for the front of the crossover: a different front bumper, modified head optics, fog and grille.
As an option, LED optics and a set of stylish 18-inch wheels are provided. Exterior has become more modern and original.Due to the drop down to the hood lid of the roof, the area of the front glass increased, due to which in the salon of the novelty there was more space and added a feeling of airiness.
As for the interior, if you believe the rumors, then there has been little change in it, except for the appearance in the design of new decorative accents. You can also note the modified multimedia complex IntelliLink with a more powerful processor and an updated interface, which includes: audio system, Bluetooth, Touch Screen 7-inch and USB-port.
Why did General Motors choose as partners the French to develop the new generation Meriva? Yes, because the Peugeot 3008 from the beginning of sales received a huge demand, even without all-wheel drive. In addition, having received the new modernized platform, the 3008th in the II generation is simply obliged to develop the gained popularity.
The new Meriva is built on a platform borrowed from the next three thousand eight, which, in turn, will give Opel engineers the opportunity to equip the new product with all the attributes of a urban SUV.
Although the common base (model EMP2) does not mean that the machines will have the same engines.Recall that the predecessor received a new diesel unit with a capacity of 1598 cubes of the CDTI family, which fully meets the eco standards of EURO-6. This engine has replaced the 136-strong (320Nm) unit volume of 1.7-liter.
With a new engine a hundred kilometers on a combined cycle of driving, the car spends no more than 4.5 liters of heavy fuel, and the emission of harmful CO2 into the atmosphere is 115 g / km. The engine is paired with a six-speed mechanics, which allows you to reach the speedometer 100 km per hour in 9.0-sec.
Regarding other power units of the restyled model Opel Meriva 2014, we can say that they are also put on the model. This is a 95-horsepower diesel with a volume of 1300 cm3and a gasoline engine with a volume of 1400-cubes in the forces of 100-, 120- and 140 "horses". The choice of the buyer offers a five-and six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
In conclusion, adding that by going to the SUV-class, Meriva will be assembled at the GM plant in Zaragoza (Spain), in parallel with the production of the Peugeot 3008. In addition, the new product will have access to the line of power units of the Opel Astra 2015 model year, but which engines will it prefer? GM is not yet clear.
Apparently, the developers of the company from Rüsselsheim for the new Opel Meriva 2017 have prepared the role of a competitor for the Japanese bestseller Nissan Qashqai. This is indicated by the overall dimensions and the initial cost of a minivan-crossover from Germany, which are almost similar to those of the Japanese SUV.
At present, the Mercury compact van in the domestic market can be purchased in the JOY (basic) configuration from 1 million. 150 thousand rubles. The top Cosmo modification is estimated at 1 million 200 thousand rubles.