Vauxhall Meriva (2010–2017)

Model History

March 2008

New Meriva shown in concept form

Now bigger and almost C-MAX/Scenic size. 4,288mm long x 1,812 mm wide (1,992mm mirrors out) x 1,615mm high. Innovative FlexDoors system consists of rear-hinged rear doors that swing open toward the back of the car.

As the B-pillars have been purposely retained for passive security reasons, the Meriva Concept’s front and rear doors can also be opened independently of each other. This makes access to the car interior much easier and also offers a range of safety benefits over conventional car doors.

In the Meriva Concept, this innovation is combined with the highly variable FlexSpace rear seating system familiar from the production Meriva. Highest point of the roof – just behind the B-pillars – is exactly where the passengers enter and exit the vehicle. Another feature is the U-shaped windshield, which stretches up and back over the rear passengers’ heads – echoing the Astra GTC’s panorama windshield. The slim A-pillars and windshield pulled far down ensure plenty of light and a spacious interior atmosphere. Both elements contribute to the outstanding all-round visibility for the occupants.

January 2010

First official pictures of production version

With clever, rear-hinged FlexDoors that radically improve access/egress, and a raft of unique cabin features that boost interior versatility. Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. FlexDoors are rear-hinged back doors which swing open towards the back of the car at an angle of nearly 90 degrees, vastly improving the ease with which occupants enter and leave the cabin. Rather than having to step back, or to one side, as one would using a normal front-hinged door, the FlexDoor allows unimpeded forward access/egress to and from the cabin, enhanced further by the Meriva’s exceptionally high roof line.

For parents with children, there are further benefits. Due to the larger door opening and free space around the B-pillar, parents can lift small children forwards in to rear-mounted, second-stage child seats without having to contort themselves around a door. And with both the front and rear doors open (the fronts open at a similar angle to the rear FlexDoors) a ‘parent-friendly’ zone is created with no door barrier between front and rear occupants.

Crucially, the FlexDoors can only be opened by occupants while the car is stationary, an automatic lock engaging as soon as the car pulls away.

The FlexRail adopts a completely fresh approach to the design of a car’s centre console, and provides owners with a variety of modular storage and comfort solutions that fix on to an ingenious dual-rail base. The new Meriva’s storage bin and cubby count has also increased, meaning that owners now benefit from one of the most practical cabins in class.

In addition, the current Meriva’s much-praised FlexSpace system has evolved with even greater practicality. Now more intuitive to use, the new Meriva’s FlexSpace allows easier fold-down of the rear seats, while moving the rear seats to create more boot, leg or shoulder room is simpler than ever.

The new Meriva’s seat comfort has also advanced, with the adoption of front seat technology from the Insignia and Astra. Like these cars, the Meriva offers the biggest range of seat adjustment in class, extending to 240mm in length and 65mm in height.

January 2010

FlexRail interior details revealed

The Meriva’s unique FlexRail system provides convenient and adaptable storage for a wide range of everyday items, from handbags and colouring books to iPods and sunglasses.

Space for the FlexRail between the front seats has been liberated by raising the gearshift location and replacing the traditional handbrake with an easy to use electric park brake button (standard on all models). The result is an uninterrupted storage zone that extends rearward from the base of the centre stack and is accessible from the rear seats.

FlexRail’s floor module comprises two cup holders, Aux-in/USB connections and a 12-volt socket. Above this area, on certain models, twin polished aluminium rails feature, and on the range-topping SE a flip-top armrest module is attached, with a smaller storage/cup holder tray sitting below it. Both can be shifted into a variety of fixed positions along the rails, while rear seat passengers benefit from the option of a rear armrest module, which can be fitted to the centre seat back section when it’s folded down between them.

The new Meriva’s innovative FlexSpace system offers a range of cabin configurations without having to remove any seats, and is now improved with a one-step action when sliding the rear seat cushions or when lowering the rear seatbacks.

While FlexSpace makes it easy for owners to convert the Meriva from five seats to two, both its outer rear seats can be moved fore and aft individually, and also slide inwards to provide more shoulder width and leg room in a spacious four-seat layout. Additionally, rear seat backs can be fully lowered without having to remove their head restraints.

March 2010

Original List Prices announced

New Meriva Pricing - Effective from 1 April 2010 Trim Engine Transmission Price (£) VAT (£) Total £ OTR £

  • S 1.4 16v 100PS Manual 12,472.34 2,182.66 14,655.00 15,495.00 S A/C 1.4 16v 100PS a/c Manual 12,897.87 2,257.13 15,155.00 15,995.00
  • S 1.4 16v 120PS Manual 13,085.11 2,289.89 15,375.00 16,215.00 S A/C 1.4 16v 120PS a/c Manual 13,510.64 2,364.36 15,875.00 16,715.00
  • S 1.3CDTi 75PS Manual 13,753.19 2,406.81 16,160.00 16,875.00 S A/C 1.3CDTi 75PS a/c Manual 14,178.72 2,481.28 16,660.00 17,375.00
  • S 1.7CDTi 16v 100PS Automatic 15,625.53 2,734.47 18,360.00 19,325.00
  • S A/C 1.7CDTi 16v 100PS Automatic 16,051.06 2,808.94 18,860.00 19,825.00
  • Exclusiv 1.4 16v 100PS Manual 13,455.32 2,354.68 15,810.00 16,650.00
  • Exclusiv 1.4 16v 120PS Manual 14,063.83 2,461.17 16,525.00 17,365.00
  • Exclusiv 1.4 16v 140PS Manual 14,697.87 2,572.13 17,270.00 18,140.00
  • Exclusiv 1.3CDTi 75PS Manual 14,731.91 2,578.09 17,310.00 18,025.00
  • Exclusiv 1.7CDTi 16v 100PS Automatic 16,604.26 2,905.74 19,510.00 20,475.00
  • SE 1.4 16v 100PS Manual 14,119.15 2,470.85 16,590.00 17,430.00
  • SE 1.4 16v 120PS Manual 14,727.66 2,577.34 17,305.00 18,145.00
  • SE 1.4 16v 140PS Manual 15,361.70 2,688.30 18,050.00 18,920.00
  • SE 1.7CDTi 16v 100PS Automatic 17,268.09 3,021.91 20,290.00 21,255.00

Equipment Summary

Exp’ion S Exclusiv SE
Body-coloured door handles and bumpers S S S S
Tinted windows S S S S
Daytime running lights S S S S
Remote door locking with immobiliser S S S S
Powered, heated, manual-folding door mirrors S S S S
Follow-me-home lights S S S S
Adaptive Forward Lighting (Halogen) O O
Front fog lamps O S
Park Assist, front and rear O O O
15-inch steel wheels S S
16-inch steel wheels S
16-inch alloys wheels S
Flex-Fix bike carrier O O
Panoramic sunroof with electric-powered blind O
Telescopic & tilt adjustable steering wheel S S S S
Height-adjustable driver’s seat S S S S
Electrically-powered front windows S S S S
Electrically-powered rear windows S
Electronic Park Brake S S S S
Steering wheel controls P S S
Front centre console floor tray S S S S
FlexRail console with tray/cupholder S S
FlexRail console, tray/cupholder, armrest storage O S
Puddle lights in B-pillar base S S S S
12-volt outlet, centre stack S S S S
12-volt outlet, rear of centre console S S
12-volt outlet, boot O O
Reading lights, front and rear S S
Ambient light in centre stack illuminating console S S
Ambient cabin lighting S
FlexSpace seating configuration S S S S
Graphic information display S S S
Air conditioning with particulate filter O S S
Electronic Climate Control (ECC), dual zone O O
Radio CD300, adds TID, 4 speakers & Aux-in S
Radio CD400, adds GID, 7 speakers, USB, Aux-in S S S
CD500 Nav, adds flash memory, CID, USB, UHP O O
Univ. Hands-free Phone, Bluetooth, voice control O O O
Board computer, check control, speed warning S
TopTec stain resistant fabric (light Cocoa only) S
Ergonomic front seats O O
Cruise control P S S
Embedded hands free phone with Bluetooth & voice control O O
  • S = Standard O = Option P = Part of Bluetooth hands free kit


  • Choice of five launch engines, from 75PS to 140PS, all Euro 5 compliant
  • Two further diesel engines to join range soon after launch
  • A range of efficient 1.4-litre petrol engines
  • New 1.7 CDTI diesel has six-speed automatic transmission, first for Meriva

The new Meriva’s powertrain line-up is focused on efficient performance that underscores Vauxhall’s strategy of down-sizing and turbo-charging to deliver real world fuel economy and dynamic performance. Offering a power bandwidth from 75PS to 140PS, six out of the seven engines which will complete the range are now turbocharged. All Meriva engines meet tough Euro 5 regulations.

The petrol line-up has been thoroughly re-worked around a new generation of 1.4-litre engines that replace the existing 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8-litre units, reducing fuel consumption, yet increasing power. The 1.4 naturally-aspirated engine now comes with double cam-phasing to deliver 100PS and combined cycle fuel consumption of just 46.3mpg. It is joined by two turbocharged versions: a new 120PS unit, producing 46.3mpg and a 140PS unit, producing 42.2mpg.

Diesel power starts with a 75PS 1.3 CDTi engine which features closed loop catalyst control. The result is combined fuel consumption of 57.6mpg and emissions of just 129g/km. A 100PS 1.7 CDTi is available with a six-speed automatic transmission, a first in the Meriva range.

Two additional diesel variants will join the engine line-up later this year: a low CO 2 emitting ecoFLEX variant powered by a 95PS 1.3 CDTi engine, and a 1.7 CDTi equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and developing 130PS. More efficient 1.4-litre chain cam petrol variants instead of larger engines

Petrol Line up 1.4 1.4 Turbo 1.4 Turbo
(cm 3 )
1398 1364 1364
Maximum Output
(PS at RPM)
at 6000
at 4800 - 6000
at 4900 - 6000
Maximum Torque
(Nm at rpm)
130 at 4000 175 at 1750 - 4800 200 at 1850 - 4900
0 – 62mph (sec.)
13.9 11.5 10.3
Fuel consumption
combined (mpg)
46.3 46.3 42.2
CO 2 emissions
144 143 156

The petrol range comprises three versions of an advanced 1.4-litre chain cam engine, one naturally-aspirated and two turbocharged and all Euro 5 compliant, replacing the traditional larger capacity engines for efficiency as part of Vauxhall’s downsizing strategy.

The entry-level 1.4-litre, naturally-aspirated Twinport engine develops 100PS at 6,000 rpm, a specific power output of 71.4PS per litre. Its key strength is fuel economy, and it achieves 46.3mpg on the combined cycle. Displacement is increased by 34cc to 1398cc.

This version replaces the previous generation 1.4-litre engine, giving 11 per cent more power and four per cent more torque, together with improvements in fuel consumption and CO2emissions.

The 1.4-litre Turbo version is available in two states of tune. In line with Vauxhall’s downsizing strategy, it replaces the current 1.6 and 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engines for an improvement in fuel efficiency and power.

The most economical 1.4 Turbo produces 120PS and 175Nm of torque between 1,750 and 4,800 rpm, together with 0-62mph acceleration in 11.5 seconds, yet offers fuel consumption of just 46.3mpg.

Strong performance with flexibility is the focus of the 140PS version, the most powerful engine in the new Meriva line-up. An impressive 200Nm of torque is generated between 1,850rpm to 4,900rpm, helping it achieve 0-62mph in just 10.3 seconds. Combined fuel consumption is still an excellent 42.2mpg

The 1.4’s water-cooled turbocharger, spinning at up to 240,000 rpm, is integrated into the exhaust manifold, close to the engine for a fast throttle response. Air-to-air intercooling increases the intake charge density.

The adoption of reinforced pistons and forged con-rods allows the use of a relatively high 9.5:1 compression ratio despite higher stresses and loads. Under-skirt piston oil cooling jets and exhaust valves filled with sodium are further measures to ensure durability under higher internal temperatures.

Diesel line up 1.3 CDTi 1.7 CDTi
Displacement (cm 3 ) 1248 1686
Maximum output (PS at rpm) 75 at 4000 100 at 4000
Maximum torque (Nm at rpm) 180 at 1750 - 2500 260 at 1700 - 2550
Acceleration (0 – 62mph) 16.9 13.9
Fuel consumption combined
57.6 44.1
CO 2 emissions (g/km) 129 168

At launch, the CDTi turbo diesel line-up includes the entry level version of the 1.3-litre engine (75PS) and one 1.7-litre variant (100PS). Later in 2010, the diesel choice will be broadened further by an ecoFLEX variant of the 1.3 CDTi (95PS) engine with even lower fuel consumption and emissions, and a more powerful variant of the 1.7 CDTi engine developing 130PS. All engines comply with Euro 5 regulations.

July 2010

Vauxhall completed the new Meriva’s diesel engine line up with the addition of two ultra-efficient units that boost the range’s green credentials and offer more performance than before. This brings the total number of engines in the Meriva range to seven, comprising three petrol and four diesel units.

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 per cent 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.

The new 1.7 CDTi (130PS) offers more performance with up to 300Nm of torque from 2000-2500rpm. It gets from 0-60 in 9.6 seconds with a top speed of 121mph yet still achieves 54.3mpg and CO 2 emissions of just 138g/km. A variable geometry turbocharger has been fitted with position feedback sensor for more precise control of boost pressure. In addition, a new intake manifold reduces weight and an electrically controlled variable swirl system optimises combustion.

All 1.7 CDTi (130PS) Merivas have six speed manual gearboxes as standard and provide a more performance-focused alternative to the 1.7 CDTi (100PS), which also comes with a 6-speed box.

October 2010

Pricing updated

Trim/Powertrain Price (£) VAT (£) Total (£) On-the-Road RRP (£) CO2 (g/km)
1.4i 16v WT (100PS) 10344.68 1810.32 12155 12995 144
1.4i 16v WT (100PS) 12472.34 2182.66 14655 15495 144
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (120PS) 13085.11 2289.89 15375 16215 143
1.4i 16v WT (100PS) (a/c) 12897.87 2257.13 15155 15995 144
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (120PS) (a/c) 13510.64 2364.36 15875 16715 143
S - Diesel
1.3 CDTi 16v (75PS) 13753.19 2406.81 16160 16875 129
*1.3 CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX 14344.68 2510.32 16855 17570 119
1.7 CDTi 16v (100PS) auto 15625.53 2734.47 18360 19325 168
*1.7 CDTi 16v (130PS) 14800 2590 17390 18215 138
1.3 CDTi 16v (75PS) (a/c) 14178.72 2481.28 16660 17375 129
*1.3 CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX (a/c) 14770.21 2584.79 17355 18070 119
1.7 CDTi 16v (100PS) auto (a/c) 16051.06 2808.94 18860 19825 168
*1.7 CDTi 16v (130PS) (a/c) 15225.53 2664.47 17890 18715 138
1.4i 16v WT (100PS) (a/c) 13455.32 2354.68 15810 16650 144
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (120PS) (a/c) 14063.83 2461.17 16525 17365 143
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (140PS) 14727.66 2577.34 17305 18175 156
Exclusiv - Diesel
1.3 CDTi 16v (75PS) (a/c) 14731.91 2578.09 17310 18025 129
1.3 CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX (a/c) 15323.4 2681.6 18005 18720 119
1.7 CDTi 16v (100PS) auto (a/c) 16604.26 2905.74 19510 20475 168
*1.7 CDTi 16v (130PS) (a/c) 15778.72 2761.28 18540 19365 138
1.4i 16v WT (100PS) (a/c) 14119.15 2470.85 16590 17430 144
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (120PS) (a/c) 14727.66 2577.34 17305 18145 143
1.4i 16v WT Turbo (140PS) (a/c) 15391.49 2693.51 18085 18955 156
SE - Diesel
1.7 CDTi 16v (100PS) auto (a/c) 17268.09 3021.91 20290 21255 168
*1.7 CDTi 16v (130PS) (a/c) 16446.81 2878.19 19325 20150 138

* denotes new Meriva models.

August 2013

New engine added

A 120PS 1.4i petrol turbo with 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission was added to the range, from £19,000.

October 2013

Vauxhall Meriva facelift announced together with new new manifold in head EU6 1.6CDTI diesel engine.

The Meriva got a new grille, chrome accents that frame the front fog lamps and newly-designed headlamps with an ‘eagle-eye’ graphic. For the first time, LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights are available as an option. Complementing the design revisions are new optional 18-inch alloy wheels.

The all new GM 1.6 CDTi diesel engine is now available in the Meriva. The refined Euro-6 compliant engine produces 136PS and 320Nm of torque at 2,000rpm, yet achieves 64.2mpg combined and 116g/km of CO 2 emissions. This equates to a 10 per cent improvement in economy/emissions over the 1.7 CDTi, which the new unit replaces.

Diesel engine performance from the new Meriva has also been improved, the 1.6 CDTi model accelerating from 0-60mph in 9.1 seconds, nearly a second quicker than the 1.7 CDTi, thanks to its additional 6PS and 20Nm of torque. The Meriva’s petrol engine range (1.4 100PS, 1.4T 120 & 140PS) remains and is now fully Euro-6 compliant.

Like all Vauxhalls, the Meriva comes with Lifetime Warranty, which offers first owners peace of mind for as long as they own the car, up to 100,000 miles.


  • Prices start from £12,620 to £22,355 on-the-road
  • Six trim levels including Expression, S, Exclusiv, Energy, Tech Line and SE
  • Excellent levels of standard spec across the Meriva range

The new Meriva range consists of six trim levels including:



  • FlexDoors
  • Electronic Stability Programme-plus (ESP-plus)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Flex Floor luggage compartment
  • FlexSpace® flexible rear seats
  • Twin front airbags
  • ISOFIX child seat restraint system for outer rearseats incorporating top tether (does not include child seat)
  • Steering column adjustable for reach and rake
  • Driver’s seat height adjuster
  • Electric parking brake
  • CD/MP3 CD player/stereo radio (CD 300)
  • Aux-in socket
  • Electrically operated front windows
  • Electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors
  • Remote control central deadlocking
  • Door-to-door illumination
  • Partial body-colour door mirror housings
  • 15-inch steel wheels (emergency tyre inflation kit in lieu of spare wheel)

S model adds:

  • CD/MP3 CD player/stereo radio (CD 400)
  • USB connection with iPod control
  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • Graphic information display
  • 16-inch steel wheels (1.6CDTi 16v and 1.7CDTi
  • 16v models only)
  • Security alarm system (1.6CDTi 16v only)



Features over S:

  • FlexRail centre console system with sliding tray/cup holder
  • Full-size curtain airbags
  • Active-safety front seat head restraints
  • Air conditioning (non air-conditioned 1.4i 16v VVT (100PS) model available)
  • Cruise control
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Ambient lighting in lower centre console
  • Pockets on front seat backs
  • 12-volt electrical accessory socket in rear centre console
  • Rear courtesy lights
  • 16-inch steel wheels (emergency tyre inflation kit in lieu of spare wheel)
  • Seatbelt unfastened warning light for rear seats
  • Security alarm system (1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS)/1.6CDTi 16v only)
  • Chrome-effect exhaust tailpipe extension (1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS) only)



Features over S:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels (emergency tyre inflation kit in lieu of spare wheel)
  • Front fog lights
  • Air conditioning
  • Mobile phone system with Bluetooth® (does not include phone or cradle)
  • Cruise control
  • Leather-covered steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls



Features over Exclusiv:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (emergency tyre inflation kit in lieu of spare wheel)
  • Front fog lights
  • Mobile phone system with Bluetooth® (does not include phone or cradle)
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Electrically operated rear windows
  • Electrically heated leather-covered steering wheel
  • Electrically heated front seats
  • Leather-covered gear knob
  • Aviation-style folding trays on front seat backs
  • Driver’s underseat storage box
  • Front passenger’s underseat storage tray
  • Front and rear door sill step plates
  • Full body-colour door mirrors
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Chrome-effect lower side-window mouldings
  • Please note: Tech Line models do not feature FlexRail® centre console system with sliding tray/cup holder and rear 12-volt electrical accessory socket



Features over Exclusiv:

  • Panoramic glass roof with electrically operated sunshade
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (emergency tyre inflation kit in lieu of spare wheel)
  • Front fog lights
  • Dark-tinted rear windows
  • Multi-function trip computer
  • Electrically operated rear windows
  • Leather-covered steering wheel
  • Leather-covered gear knob (manual models only)
  • Front sliding centre storage module with armrest and lid
  • Ambient lighting in mid-centre console
  • Aviation-style folding trays on front seat backs
  • Driver’s underseat storage box
  • Front passenger’s underseat storage tray
  • Front and rear door sill step plates
  • Full body-colour door mirrors
  • Chrome-effect lower side-window mouldings

Five-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard to 1.4i 16v VVT, 1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (120PS) and 1.3CDTi 16v models.

Six-speed manual gearbox: Fitted as standard to 1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (140PS) and 1.6CDTi 16v (136PS) models.

Six-speed automatic transmission: Fitted as standard to 1.7CDTi 16v (110PS) models. Optional at extra cost on 1.4i 16v VVT Turbo (120PS). Exclusiv and SE models. Electronically controlled with adaptive driving function that adjusts to the driving style and prevailing road conditions. Fluid drive with torque converter, lock-up clutch, neutral control fuel-saving feature and Active Select.


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