Vauxhall has completed the new Meriva’s
diesel engine line up with the addition of two ultra-efficient units
that together boost the range’s green credentials and offer yet more
performance than before. This brings the total number of engines in the
Meriva range to seven, comprising three petrol and four diesel units.
The first new addition is a 95PS 1.3
CDTi engine, which will power all Meriva ecoFLEX models. Featuring
closed-loop combustion control, the 1.3 CDTi (95PS) uses a variable
geometry turbocharger and is mated to a gearbox with taller ratios. As a
result, the Meriva ecoFLEX’s emissions drop to 119g/km and it achieves
fuel consumption on the combined cycle of 62.8mpg – a 9 per cent
improvement over the 1.3 CDTi engine in the Meriva’s previous range. The
1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX joins the 1.3 CDTi (75PS), which was available from
For those Meriva buyers after more
performance, but who still require the efficiency and economy expected
from a modern diesel, the new 1.7 CDTi (130PS) has all the answers. With
up to 300Nm of torque available from 2000-2500rpm, the Meriva’s most
powerful diesel takes just 9.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-62mph and
will hit a top speed of 121mph.
But brisk performance hasn’t come at
the expense of economy. On the combined cycle, the 1.7 CDTi (130PS)
still achieves 54.3mpg and CO2 emissions of just 138g/km,
made possible by a comprehensive package of efficiency upgrades. A
variable geometry turbocharger has been fitted with position feedback
sensor for more precise control of boost pressure. In addition, a new
intake manifold reduces weight and an electrically controlled variable
swirl system optimises combustion.
All 1.7 CDTi (130PS) Merivas have six
speed manual gearboxes as standard and provide a more
performance-focused alternative to the existing 1.7 CDTi (100PS), which
is available as standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.
With its unique rear-hinged back doors
(FlexDoors), FlexSpace seating and FlexRail storage systems the new
Vauxhall Meriva has raised the bar in its class for accessibility,
versatility and in-car stowage, while offering customers new levels of
perceived quality and driveability in the compact MPV segment.
Pricing for Meriva’s diesel models
starts at £16,875 for the Meriva S 1.3 CDTi (75PS). A full price list
for the Meriva range can be found by clicking on the attached link.