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Geneva Preview: Opel releases next-gen Meriva MPV with rear hinged doors

by Sam Abuelsamid (RSS feed) on Jan 5th, 2010 at 1:02PM

When Opel showed off a concept version of the next-generation Meriva at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, everyone expected the production version to look much the same. After all, the concept exhibited all the styling cues we've seen on other recent concepts from Rüsselsheim. What we didn't expect was for the B-segment people carrier to retain its door configuration. It is standard practice for designers to use rear-hinged suicide doors on concepts because it gives better visibility to the interior as the car spins on the auto show turntable. For various engineering and safety reasons,... Read More

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