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59Editorial: GM's Chevy Volt advertising might work today, but it's incredibly shortsighted

What does General Motors have against electric cars? The brand new "Anthem" TV spot for the Chevrolet Volt that debuts during the World Series tonight (watch it here) contains the line, "This is America, man. Home of the highway, last-minute detours and spontaneous acts of freedom" and makes the emotional case against worrying about range. The ad doesn't attack the Nissan Leaf directly, but it most certainly wants to set the Volt apart from that electric vehicle (EV).

15Spy Shots: Opel Meriva EV caught in the Austrian Alps

Spied: Opel Meriva EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

3Spy Shots: Opel Meriva EV caught in the Austrian Alps

Spied: Opel Meriva EV – Click above for high-res image gallery

18Geneva Preview: Opel releases next-gen Meriva MPV with rear hinged doors

2011 Opel Meriva – click above for high-res image gallery

34Geneva Preview: Opel releases next-gen Meriva MPV with rear-hinged doors

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8Spy Shots: Opel Meriva mule caught brandishing suicide doors

The Opel Meriva concept shown at last year's Geneva Motor Show had a nifty set of rear doors that employ that less-than-nifty epithet: suicide doors. According to all the spy shots that have surfaced, the production model won't exchange the concept's novelty for more sedate, rear-hinged doors at the rear.

2Spy Shots: New Opel Meriva caught in the wild

The next-generation Opel Meriva has been caught testing on somewhere on public roads. The Meriva is a tall wagon based on GM's European B-car platform which also underpins the Corsa. The new Meriva was displayed in concept form at this year's Geneva Motor Show and the production version doesn't appear to differ too much from the concept. As with other new Opels (and presumably Saturns), the signature scalloped side panels are visible below the camouflage. The side glass shape of the concept is a

11Opel Meriva concept could spawn Saturn variant

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9Geneva 2008: Opel Meriva, a new take on the MPV

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11Officially Official: Opel Meriva Concept ready for Geneva

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7Opel Meriva concept leaks out (again) ahead of Geneva

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