Spyshots: 2011 Opel Meriva
As you can see for yourselves, the car's exterior design is somehow inspired by the new Opel Astra, although it still boasts some features first seen on the concept displayed at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. Spotted again during a testing session in Europe, the Meriva will sport new headlights and tail lamps, both contributing to a sportier stance on the road when compared to the current model.
The engine range will be again based on the one available on the Astra, so the future Meriva will most likely be offered with a naturally aspirated 1.4-liter engine as well as with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine generating 140 horsepower. Diesel engines will be available as well, with four Euro 5 compliant units to bring a maximum output from 95 to 160 horsepower.
It appears the German brand wants to use the Geneva Auto Show to launch the production model as well, so the first public appearance of the car is expected to take place in March 2010.
As for the current Meriva, the company rolled out in July the LPG version of the car which delivers a maximum output of 87 horsepower while releasing 129 grams of CO2 per kilometer. The Meriva 1.4 LPG ecoFLEX is priced at 17,300 euros.
More details regarding the new Opel Meriva are likely to be offered in the near future as Opel is preparing the production model for the official unveiling in early 2010.
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