Chevrolet Meriva debut generated a lot of questions. After its presentation on the world stage in 2003, Chevrolet Meriva has become a kind of pioneer of a new class of subcompact minivans. Now this segment of the market has grown players of it have brought their standards.
First of all Meriva stands out with trendy vertical blocks of headlights, sloping pillars that give special dynamic, and highly placed tail lights. This arrangement of the back lighting has two main aspects: aesthetic and is practical.
Due to the body height Meriva does not look small. But if to park it next to the conventional hatchback it becomes apparent that the last one is much longer. But wheelbase of Meriva is still bigger. Due to this, and vertical landing designers managed to make the car's interior compact but very spacious. This feeling is enhanced by the large glass area and low-windows of glass line. All this provides a good visibility. However, there is one "but". On a track double A-pillar does not cause any great difficulties, but in dense city traffic a couple of racks often interfere.
Seats are tight, but comfortable. The workplace can be easily adjusted. But the main thing in the cabin of Meriva is a back row of seats. In a typical embodiment, this is a triple sofa, which consists of three parts: a pair of seats at the edges and a narrow insertion between them (40:20:40). Back row turns from three- to double. In this case, the chair can be moved not only 70 mm back, but also 75 mm towards the center.
The 1.6-liter 100-horsepower gasoline engine showed itself as a quickly one. Robotized gearbox Easytronic sometimes annoys with pauses which are specific to the automatic mode, but on the other hand it captivates with high speed of switching while the transition to a manual gear selection. Moreover, you shouldn't use the switch very often due to the great flexibility of motor (85% of the torque is achieved at 1500 and falls below that mark only after 5000 r / min.) On the track Meriva moves without any troubles.
Meriva is designed for family people or just those who adheres to a healthy and active lifestyle. It has its own benefits: a spacious interior, ease of transformation of the rear seat, excellent stability on the road and of course the elasticity of the engine.