Vauxhall's Meriva will gain a new look and a new Euro-6 diesel engine from November.
Vauxhall's new 1.6 CDTi diesel engine is now available in the Meriva, which now gets a new grille, chrome accents that frame the front fog lamps and newly-designed headlamps with an ‘eagle-eye' graphic. For the first time, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights are available as an option. Complementing the design revisions are new optional 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Euro6 compliant engine produces 136hp and 236lb-ft of torque at 2,000rpm, yet achieves 64.2mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 116g/km. This equates to a 10% improvement in economy/emissions over the 1.7 CDTi, which the new unit replaces.
Diesel engine performance from the new Meriva has also been improved, the 1.6 CDTi model accelerating from 0-60mph in 9.1 seconds, nearly a second quicker than the 1.7 CDTi, thanks to its additional 6hp and 15lb-ft of torque. The Meriva's petrol engine range (1.4 100hp, 1.4T 120 and 140hp) remains and is now fully Euro6 compliant.