2017 Opel Meriva rendering

Third generation 2017 Opel Meriva won’t have ‘FlexDoors’

October 13, 2015

The Opel Meriva has been in its second generation since 2010 and is said to advance to its third generation next year. A speculative rendering from Schulte Design, courtesy of autotriti.gr, previews how the 2017 Opel Meriva may look like.

As MPVs are losing out customers to crossovers, automakers have resorted to giving MPVs a radical redesign with a shift to crossover/SUV-like appeal. Renault did this with the Espace last year, and Opel/Vauxhall will do so next year with the Meriva, reports say. While that matter is something not proved just-yet, what can be confirmed as of now, is that the third generation 2017 Opel/Vauxhall Meriva won’t come with rear-hinged rear doors, or in Opel’s terminology – FlexDoors.

One of the USPs of the second generation Meriva has been the FlexDoors. The FlexDoors are more about utility than about outclassing rivals with a feature that unique. However, spy shots that have recently surfaced over the web have revealed that the next-gen model will not have them.

The all-new model will be the first to roll-out as a product of GM’s partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen. It will be based on PSA’s latest architecture which will also underpin the Citroen Berlingo – and the Peugeot Partner’s replacement.

[Image Source: autotriti.gr]

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