The first impression when I test drove it was the Meriva's spaciousness despite the small size. The SE told me that the engine is more powerful now. Taking out on the short stretch, the Meriva accelerates ok but gets abit noisy above 4000rpm. The downshift is acceptable but tends to get jerky (why?). Steering is light and easy to handle, and gives a comfortable ride.
The package offered by the SE is quite attractive. Can consider for family use.