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Extra oomph for Meriva moms' taxi

2013-09-23 08:46

OPEL’S MOMS’ TAXI: Opel’s trimmed down its Meriva, one of four models the automaker launched in SA in September 2013. Image: Wheels24

SERGIO DAVIDs

Astra sedan, Meriva turbo, Opel Corsa facelift and Nurburgring edition... Opel is making a comeback in South Africa with the launch of four models. To aid its resurgence, the automaker has consolidated its Meriva MPV into one model – the new 1.4 Turbo Enjoy!

Opel has trimmed down its poplar MPV into one refined package – the new 1.4 Turbo Enjoy. The vehicle gains higher levels of specification and there’s only model, a turbocharged petrol unit capable of 103kW/200Nm mated to a six-speed manual. Fuel consumption is rated at 6.7 litres/100km with emissions of 156g/km.

Gallery: Opel Meriva 1.4 Turbo enjoy

Opel brand manager Chris Cradock: “The Meriva is an elegantly styled family vehicle packed with an array of innovative features engineered to optimise the flexible and easy use of space with the FlexRail centre-console storage system - front and rear - and the rear-hinged FlexDoors make it even more versatile.

“These are just some of the reasons why the Meriva has proved a popular choice in this segment and we are confident we can continue this trend in SA with the Turbo Enjoy.”

Niceties include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto wipers and headlights, a storage tray under and a tray on the back of each front seat, front arm rests and a rear seat adapter for the sliding centre console.

Standard kit includes electric parking brake, 16” alloy rims, aircon, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control and an audio system with Bluetooth and USB. In terms of safety the Meriva has IsoFix child-seat anchors, anti-lock brakes with electronic pressure distribution and six airbags, as well as traction and stability control.

Price:
Opel Meriva 1.4 Turbo Enjoy - R253 800
The Meriva is sold with a five-year or 120 000km warranty and a five-year or 90 000 km service plan. Service intervals are 15 000km.

OPEL RESURGENCE

Below you can find out more about Opel’s latest products and plans for SA:

Q&A: Opel South Africa
Opel Astra Sedan
Opel Corsa facelift
Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition


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