• Feb 6, 2008
GM's European divisions are preparing to unveil their latest show car at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show next month. The Meriva Concept is Opel and Vauxhall's study for what form the next Euro minivan could take.

The Meriva Concept, as previewed by the concept sketch above, draws on the previous GTC Coupe and Flextreme concepts and applies the theme to a monocab form, a segment in which Opel and Vauxhall account for one fifth of continental sales between the Zafira, Meriva and Agila MPVs. Expect the Meriva Concept to preview the direction that GM's European tall wagons will take in the near future, which could end up finding its way into a Saturn model or two on our side of the Atlantic. Press release after the jump.

[Source: Vauxhall]

PRESS RELEASE

Meriva Concept to make Geneva debut

Already Europe's market leader in the monocab sector, with one in five pan-European sales being a Zafira, Meriva or Agila, Vauxhall and Opel are set to unveil their vision of the future at the Geneva Motor Show on March 4th.

The Meriva Concept draws styling cues from previous GM styling studies to show how the company's next generation small monocab could look, including the distinctive tick-shaped swage line and neat rear lamp clusters that typified the GTC Coupe and Flextreme models.

Another neat feature of the Meriva Concept is the shape of the glass area, which swoops down towards the B-Pillar – a feature that would allow rear seat passengers a better all-round view if it were offered on a production model.

The Meriva Concept is one of three GM world premieres set to appear at the show.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Hyundai windows!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmmm...it seems that downward kink on rear side windows aft of the B-pillar is set to become a future car styling cue. It debuted on the Hyundai Genesis Coupe Concept (with its production version tipped to have it as well) and now it appears on this Opel/Vauxhall...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Thatwindow shape (or some version of it) was also scene on the HCD-5 Crosstour and the HCD-9 Talus Hyundai concept vehicles!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this window feature was first seen on the 2007 citroen Picasso
      http://photo.netcarshow.com/Citroen-C4_Picasso_2007_photo_22.jpg