Opel unveils today the redesigned Meriva which is based on the Insignia line. 2010 Opel Meriva comes with FlexDoors which according to manufacturer provides great functionality by making it easy to get into and out of the rear seat.
The FlexDoors also open up to 84 degrees, much wider than conventional doors, for which 68-70 degrees is the usual standard. Front passengers also benefit from the same 84 degrees opening angle.
FlexDoors are also more ergonomic and convenient for the front passengers to open FlexDoors when stowing a jacket, a briefcase or an umbrella behind the front seat.
Many details about this compact MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) have not been released yet. The range will feature six turbocharged petrol and diesel engines with power outputs from 75bhp to 140bhp, while Opel promises an average 15 per cent reduction in CO2 for the range – equivalent to 25g/km – along with a 15 per cent improvement in average fuel consumption. A particularly economical ecoFLEX version will also be offered. Meriva will offer a choice of 5 and 6-speed manual transmissions as well as a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Designed and developed at Opel’s engineering center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the new Meriva will be built in Zaragoza, Spain and is scheduled to go on sale this summer.
When launched the new Meriva is expected to become a global model for GM. However, the Meriva is unlikely to appear on U.S. as well as Australian roads. For more specs, you have to wait until the Geneva Auto Show.