Like it or not, a classic minivan is still a little too big for the city.
But because the family has not been canceled, as well as shopping trips, out of town and work.
2018-2019 Opel has updated the second generation machine, ideal for calculating the townspeople.
At first I thought that I would rather turn gray than external differences will find a new Meriva from dorestaylingovoy version.
It’s not even just restyled and is very easy restyling.
External changes in the minivan 2018-2019 Opel Meriva model year are negligible: an updated design of the front part like 2018-2019 Opel Insignia with a chrome grille and new head optics in the style of “eagle eye” with energy-saving light-emitting diodes in the block headlights.
On the bottom edge of the window line laid chrome bar, the rear lights are replaced by LED.
Rims come up with a new design.
At first glance, the list is not so little, but in fact all of these changes need to look with a microscope.
Inside, the changes are minimal and largely confined to the new IntelliLink multimedia system with 7-inch high resolution color display, understanding voice commands and allows you to connect smartphones over Bluetooth, as well as play audio files from external devices via the USB connection …
The sense in it a little, because as a favorite by 2018-2019 Opel scattering of buttons on the center console as luck will not go away.
If you did not go the last few years at the wheel of any car, then find the right button can last for years.
But the rest of the work is to be commended intererschikov.
Landing on both rows comfortable, though, and resembles something of your office chair.
Legroom abound everywhere, and the high roofline allows comfortably accommodate even the most stalwart riders.
Rear row seat with the latest transformation FlexSpace system can be moved not only longitudinally but also laterally.
Separate song – branded hinged doors minivan Meriva, which make this model the only production car of the day with such a constructive solution.
That is why I want to sit back a bit if not more, than behind the wheel – it’s so convenient.
But there is one point.
Just imagine: you have opened the door to all their exorbitant 84 degrees to get into the cabin something truly dimensional, for example, in the parking lot of shopping center.
I bet anything, you will be comfortable as never before.
But from the side you’ll look like a lost most selfish, blocking parking spaces on both sides of the machine for its luxurious doors from Rolls-Royce.
Although the format of modern Russian mentality is utter nonsense!
From 2015, the year Europe goes on ecological standard “Euro-6”.
By and large, all these cosmetic procedures were carried out with a minivan 2018-2019 Opel Meriva for one – submission of an updated range of engines that meet the most stringent environmental requirements.
One of the engines – a 140-horsepower gasoline turbo “four” in volume of 1,4 liters with a torque of 200 Newton meters, the second – a 1.6-liter CDTI turbodiesel capacity of 136 horsepower, giving out 320 Newton-meters of torque.
And yet, according to official figures, the average fuel consumption of the unit – 4.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
By all accounts he is 10 percent superior to the current 1.7-liter diesel in.
The fact that 2018-2019 Opel is not for nothing called the unit “whispering diesel”, one can see immediately.
Of course, the primary reason for the silence – in the ecoFLEX system turns off the engine when the vehicle is stationary, but the trick is that the time of starting the engine, you do not feel that the first time leads to a screeching halt, and makes an eye on the tachometer.
As assured in the company of 2018-2019 Opel , for the future of this engine, and soon it will replace in the lineup today’s engines diesel units minivan Meriva 1.3 CDTI and 1.7 CDTI.
It was updated and the transmission.
Engineers and designers of General Motors to improve the mechanism of a gear change, change methods of attachment transmissions, reduced degree of friction.
As a result of the transfer included clearer and smoother shift began.
On finishing transmissions “to mind”, according to 2018-2019 Opel, it spent about 50 million euros.
The new diesel is responsible ‘Euro-6’ requirements and it affects his character: a crazy traction on bottoms can not even dream of.
And the manual transmission, this engine combines not the best way.
The first two programs are too short, and moves the lever is too long, and environmental reins seriously limit the possibility of the motor – the torque reaches its maximum at 2000 rpm and stays there quite a bit, each time forcing the driver on the gas.
But it is a little dispersed, and Meriva cheers.
His passport 190 km / h 2018-2019 Opel issue honestly and, most importantly, without making at the same time compress the steering wheel to the whitening knuckles.
Stability trakektory not lost in the corners – for the minivan Meriva is hereditary, the car’s suspension is almost the same as that of the Astra .
However, to get used to the new character engine CDTi have only Europeans.
Russian the buyer promises to “treat” the familiar range of petrol engines of 1.4 liters, depending on the extent of forcing developing 101, 120 and 140 horsepower.
What else minivan 2018-2019 Opel Meriva may attract a buyer?
The main trump of the car is, of course, swing doors.
Bright, is not banal, practical.
Options transform a great variety of interior for themselves “opelevtsy” called his creation “a champion in ergonomics.”
And for that the buyer is willing to pay, besides, the Germans sell this car for sane price – basic equipment updated Meriva will cost 631 thousand rubles.
Compact MPV built on the platform Zafira previous generation and noticeably Overall its main competitors.
Even before the Volkswagen Touran lacks some 9 centimeters in length, and this is a different class!
The obvious advantage of a minivan Meriva – visibility.
On most modern cars the front desk, for greater security made so massive and, for the sake of aerodynamics, so famously littered ago that the driver has to crane your neck when traveling intersections, trying to look out for this obstacle.
Behind the wheel krutoloboy Meriva «dead zone» virtually no nuisance.
However, all these amenities salon Russian buyers have already appreciated.
And updates Meriva practically does not differ from dorestaylingovoy model.
But it was started a whole game for the new engines, which take in Russia or not, the Germans do not yet know.
Yes, with the new economical diesel minivan 2018-2019 Opel Meriva will certainly be more expensive than many competitors.
But it seems that in this case “opelevtsy” necessary as the casino, stop playing on the little things and do have a big bet.