Opel has officially unveiled the 2014 Meriva at the Brussels Motor Show.

Opel has officially unveiled the 2014 Meriva at the Brussels Motor Show.

Modestly revised, the MPV has been equipped with a new grille, additional chrome trim and restyled headlights which can be ordered with optional LED daytime running lights.

Interior changes are limited but the model can be equipped with a new IntelliLink infotainment system that has a seven-inch display, a new interface and faster operation. The infotainment system also has a CD player, USB connectivity and Bluetooth phone connectivity and audio streaming.

Under the hood, there's a new 1.6-liter CDTI engine that replaces the previous 1.3- and 1.7-liter units. At launch, the engine will produce 136 HP (100 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque and enable the model to average 4.4 L/100km (53.4 mpg US / 64.2 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 116 g/km.

In the future, the company will offer two versions with 110 HP (81 kW) and one of them will be able to average 3.8 L/100km (61.9 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

The engines will be connected to new "low-friction" transmissions which promise to be smoother and deliver more precise gear changes.

According to Opel's Vice President Sales & Aftersales, Peter Christian Küspert, "The Opel Meriva has set the standard in the segment – if not in the industry – for ergonomics, affordable flexibility and quality. Now it offers an even more comfortable overall driving experience thanks to state-of-the-art technologies – a new range of Euro 6 certified engines including a last generation 1.6 CDTI that is the most silent in its class; new transmissions that offer smoother and crisper shifting; and a new generation Opel IntelliLink infotainment system that integrates smartphone functionalities into the vehicles."

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