Third Generation 2017 Opel Meriva/ Vauxhall Meriva: The Highly Successful Small MPV

Feb 23, 2017 09:40 AM EST | Ivy Lebanan

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The Opel and Vauxhall are both subsidiaries of the General Motors. They used to be two different brands, but they were merged in the 1980s. Vehicles made for the UK market is known as the Vauxhall while the same models in other countries are known as Opel. Whatever people may call it, they have come up with the 2017 Meriva.

This Meriva is a small MPV that competes with the Nissan Note and Ford's B-Max. This is an affordable MPV that is good for a family of five.

From its size, it is pretty impressive that its interior is offering more of the storage compartments compared to the previous one. Much better materials are also used on the base model. Its dashboard is also similar to the Corsa, way better than the old model. It's a plus for the 2017 Meriva in having a bunch of soft materials for the cabin. Aside from constructed firmly, it is also a practical car.

Meriva is said to adopt the Corsa's platform which makes it lighter and a bit larger compared before. This comes as great news for its rivals is also adopting the same changes, and it would be accommodating for the passengers to have extra space for the luggage.

This model has an inline three turbocharged 1.0-liter petrol engine that offers a horsepower of 90 and a torque of 125 lb-ft. Aspirated engines that are larger is also available in some markets.

The top range model has a turbocharged 1.4-liter mill that comes with 100 of horsepower and torque in 148 lb-ft. For a better fuel efficiency, they have the option of a 1.3-liter diesel engine with a 75 horsepower.

2017 Meriva has a say when it comes to the important features that are expected on a family friendly car. With its space, expected affordability, and economic practicality, it's a right choice for drivers who are looking for these criteria.

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