Meet the Vauxhall / Opel Meriva facelift image

Vauxhall / Opel has recently pulled the wraps off an updated version of the Meriva, which has received a mild facelift and a new diesel engine.

The model in question has been officially unveiled in the United Kingdom, as a Vauxhall for the moment, and it’s getting ready to storm the market. According to the British based automaker, the “new” Vauxhall Meriva is coming with redesigned headlights, with a new front grille, chrome accents for the fog lights and some other minor tweaks, but just rear of the B-pillar, the model remains the same. Future owners of the model will be able to order the daytime running lights and the 18-inch alloy wheels, for the first time.

Besides the visual upgrades, the facelifted Vauxhall Meriva has also received a new diesel engine. This comes as a 1.6 liter CDTi, the same one from the Zafira Tourer, and it’s replacing the old 1.7 liter CDTi, with a 10 percent improvement in efficiency and almost a second faster in the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h). The model, equipped with the new diesel engine, will return 64.2 mpg UK and it will emit just 116 g/km of CO2. Prices for the updated Meriva will be announced in November, when the vehicle will go on sale.