Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

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    Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    By Adrian Padeanu
    Feb 15, 2013
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    Opel is preparing a modest revision for the Opel Meriva which should go on sale sometime next year.

    After spying the Insignia and its Sports Tourer variant, now it's time to take a look at the refreshed Meriva which as you can see is wearing a minimal amount of camouflage meaning there aren't any major changes planned. It will receive new daytime running lights and a revised front bumper.

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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    Meriva sales were down harshly in 2012, so this will be a much needed facelift.
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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    I think these would play well in the US as a Buick MPV? The suicide doors are kinda of a neat gimmick.

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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    I'v driven the 1.4T its not bad at all. Its very nice inside has a premium feel to it. As for the suicide doors they better than you actually think they are.
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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    Its regrettable that Saturn had to die, this would have been perfect in the line up. Anyway, since there is a demand for premium city cars, this would be perfect for Buick. Oh just bump the engine to a 2.0 and put in a Buick specific interior.

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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    Weirdly, I somehow don't see this as being ideal for Buick in the near term. Maybe the next generation? Idk. It's a nice vehicle, just that for whatever reason I feel like Buick should receive other things first (Adam, more of the Astra lineup here as the Verano, etc).

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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    Please don't make this ugly thing a Buick. Opel has some cool products, but some of them are just ugly. The Opels that should should become a Buick is the Adam, Cascada and OPC.

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    Re: Opel Meriva spied getting ready for minor facelift

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    I think these would play well in the US as a Buick MPV? The suicide doors are kinda of a neat gimmick.
    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    Weirdly, I somehow don't see this as being ideal for Buick in the near term. Maybe the next generation? Idk. It's a nice vehicle, just that for whatever reason I feel like Buick should receive other things first (Adam, more of the Astra lineup here as the Verano, etc).
    The Encore is basically a rebodied Meriva. But I'd have preferred Buick getting the Meriva with a lifted AWD version. It's much better looking than the Encore. And they share an instrument panel as it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaddyLac10 View Post
    Please don't make this ugly thing a Buick. Opel has some cool products, but some of them are just ugly. The Opels that should should become a Buick is the Adam, Cascada and OPC.
    I think the Meriva is actually quite attractive:

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