The new Vauxhall Meriva made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year; it is the first Vauxhall to feature FlexDoors. The FlexDoors are rear hinged doors which swing open towards the back of the car at an angle of 90 degrees. This improves the ease with which occupants enter and leave the vehicle, rather than having to step back or to the side as with normal front hinged door the FlexDoor allows unimpeded forward access to and from the cabin which is further enhanced by the Vauxhall Meriva’s high roof line.
Another further benefit is that the FlexDoors cannot be opened by occupants while the Vauxhall Meriva is travelling at more than 2mph after which the doors automatically lock. This sophisticated system also warns drivers if a door is not completely closed.
Inside the Vauxhall Meriva the new 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. There is advanced seat comfort and new for the Vauxhall Meriva is a full-length panoramic sunroof, which is standard on SE models. At almost two metres long, the roof comes with an electronic blind and is one of the largest of its kind offered in the compact MPV segment. The new Vauxhall Meriva is in showrooms now and will be available from June.