This is what’s in Vauxhall dealer showrooms now:
Meriva is the new MPV kid on the block. Compact, stylish, and following the flexibility genius which has made its bigger brother, the Zafira, so popular, Meriva’s rear seats are as welcome as those in the front.
- Thanks to FlexSpace, the rear seats move back and forward, from side to side, and can be folded in seconds to turn a five-seater into a single-seat load lugger. Through this unique combination Meriva is able to adapt to the demands of modern young family life, creating the opportunity for a calm and enjoyable environment on every journey.
And there’s more to make the journey the best ever. For those in the rear there are tables to lean on, somewhere to put their drinks, and even their own DVD player (optional) with wireless headphones.
Meriva is just two inches less in height than big brother Zafira and 11 inches shorter, dimensions that give the car its spacious look inside and out.
Three trim levels keep choices simple: Life is pure, simple and practical, Enjoy is spirited and timeless, and Design, as its name suggests, is stylish – and sporty. Without doubt, Meriva is the true family car to be seen in this autumn. And at on-the-road prices from just £10,995 it would be a shame not to sample the car destined to go places.
Vauxhall’s range starts with the Agila, the small, comfortable car that packs a lot into its practical body. For under £8,000 you can take home the Agila Design, with air conditioning, CD player and some funky exterior colours.
Design model, with a 43.5mpg 1.2 litre engine, also comes with remote central locking, twin airbags, electric front windows and mirrors, and colour keyed (as trim colour) seat belts. The range now starts at just £5,995 on the road.Published 25 July 2003