2010 Opel Meriva Interior Details and Photos

Following a couple of weeks of taunting and teasing the new Meriva, German carmaker Opel released yesterday more details and a lot of photos of the versatile people carrier. Although details regarding the engine choices are still to surface, Opel has detailed all the "Flexes" it associated with the car: FlexDoors, FlexSpace, FlexRail and FlexFix.

As we told you yesterday, access to the interior is done via the rear-hinged FlexDoors, a first in the segment. The size of the door aperture has been optimized by using the space which is occupied by the rear wheel-arch with a front-hinged door. By placing the rear door hinges on the C-pillar, entry and exit space is wider. Meriva's FlexDoors open up to almost 90 degrees, much wider than conventional doors, to assist in storing cargo.

The most exciting feature of the Meriva is the FlexRail center console, which provides adaptable storage. At the rear, FlexRail offers an adaptable cabin configuration without having to remove any seats. It has been improved for a more intuitive operation with an easy, one-step motion when
sliding the rear seat cushions or lowering the seatbacks. This allows the Meriva to easily transform between five and two seats.

The FlexFix bicycle carrier allows for a bicycle to be transported without having to resort to special tools or fittings. The carrier can accommodate two bicycles and, when not in use, slides back invisibly into the Meriva’s rear bumper.

On the inside, the Meriva will come in six different levels of color and trim, while the overall quality of the materials has been inspired by that found on the Insignia and the new Astra.

The trims in which the Meriva will be offered are Essentia (Jet Black for the wing fascia motif and upholstery), Enjoy (Jet Black, Red Curry or Cocoa/light Cocoa for the wing and seat upholstery) and Cosmo (embossed seat upholstery trimmed with black Morrocana and contrasting stitching).
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