The next Meriva will feature crossover-inspired styling.
The next-generation Opel Meriva has been spied and rendered ahead of a possible debut later this year.
Designed to appeal to crossover buyers, the 2017 Meriva is a radical departure from its predecessor as it is larger than the outgoing model and adopts a more rugged design. Starting up front, we can see a Mokka X inspired front fascia with a slender grille that is flanked by LED-infused headlights. The model also has plastic body cladding, a blacked out roof, and a unique D-pillar that mimics the Adam. A closer inspection reveals a sculpted hood, wraparound taillights, and tasteful amounts of chrome trim.
While the renderings are only a guess at what the production model could look like, spy photographers recently caught up with the Meriva and were able to grab some interior photos. The cabin is heavily disguised but we can see the prototype has a three-spoke steering wheel, chromed switchgear, and an infotainment system that is hidden behind a cloth cover.
Little else is known about the model but it was developed in partnership with PSA Peugeot-Citroen and will ride on the EMP2 platform that underpins the Citroen C4 Picasso / Grand C4 Picasso and the Peugeot 308. The Meriva is also slated to feature an assortment of petrol and diesel engines including everything from a 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 103 horsepower to a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 123 hp and 148 hp.