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2017 Opel Meriva First Interior Spy Photos

Say hello again to the 2017 Opel Meriva, the crossover-style distant cousin of the award-winning Astra K and a closer relative of the 3008 and other PSA goodies.
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That's right, the French and Germans are finally collaborating on a car. But this is all that's left of an agreement that was supposed to be much larger. Still, we have the first spy photos of the new Meriva's interior, a car that we expect to come out during this year's Paris Motor Show.

We know what the Peugeot's interior will look like thanks to that i-Cockpit concept. But the Meriva is something else entirely. It features the same styling and some of the switches from the Astra. That's perfect if you like a traditional setup and not so great if you want to be special. One of the prototypes features an engine starter button, but the other one doesn't, meaning it will be an optional extra. The dash features a slightly larger screen with the same design as the Astra and climate control buttons below it. Meanwhile, the dash is very conventional and doesn't have the digitized screens we've come to take for granted.

Like the Astra, the 2017 Meriva should be powered by smaller engines. Entry-level models will tug at the front wheels using 1-liter turbocharged units, but most Europeans will go for one of several 1.6-liter diesels. These will range in output from around 90 to 160 horsepower, being available with AWD (hopefully) and a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

This prototype has lost some of its camouflage, revealing the shape of the headlights and MPV-like front quarter glass. We can also clearly tell that it's FWD with parking sensors on all corners and doesn't seem to have independent rear suspension.

Production of the all-new Meriva should take place at the General Motors factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

 
 
 
 
 

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