Vauxhall Meriva gets green boost
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% 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 launch.
There's also a new 1.7 CDTi (130PS), which is the Meriva's most powerful diesel and takes just 9.9 seconds to accelerate from 0-62mph, with a top speed of 121mph. This unit also offers 54.3mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 138g/km, made possible by a package of efficiency upgrades.For more of the latest industry news, click here.