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Old 02-06-2008, 03:18 PM
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Default Opel Meriva Concept



To be unveiled in Geneva.

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Old 02-06-2008, 03:51 PM
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The little dip in the side window reminds me of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Although, with the shape and lines of this car, I think it works better here.
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Old 02-06-2008, 06:50 PM
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that's weird, i posted a comment here hours ago and now it's gone! So here it goes again: i like the look of it in sketch form and i am sure it will look great in the metal BUT i'm not really expecting Opel to release a production Meriva quite like that. Why? Cause of cars such as the Corsa, Agila and new Insignia which although look ok (not a fan of the Corsa nor the Agila..at all) they have a serious problem as far as design is concerned IMO. It just feels like after Smith left they have been trying to piece together cars using a continuity of his work (done on the Astra) but somehow they haven't been very succesful, making cars that look either bloated or not very characterful (in normal guise) .Then they gave us the butch Insignia concept only to end up with a not-so-wow production version. So why would they make their smallest and cheapest MPV as grand as that? Dunno, i hope they do..
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Old 02-06-2008, 10:01 PM
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its looks rather nice, the side window profile actually really suits it. thefront and rear ends remind me alot of the merc B-class
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:03 AM
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Looks great! I didn;t like the dip behind the b-pillar on the Genesis, but I think it works really well here.
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Old 02-07-2008, 12:12 PM
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The side window dip is not present in the (in)famous interior shot. Also the sketch (which I like) has nothing in common with the "shrunk Zafira"-spyshots we have seen so far (which I hate). If the spy shots were all of mules why bother covering up the rear so heavily? Would they really have to test the (rumoured) suicide doors on a mule?

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I like the proportion and the basic look, but not the dipped window. It looks goofy on the Genesis coupe and goofy here too.
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The side window dip is not present in the (in)famous interior shot. Also the sketch (which I like) has nothing in common with the "shrunk Zafira"-spyshots we have seen so far (which I hate). If the spy shots were all of mules why bother covering up the rear so heavily? Would they really have to test the (rumoured) suicide doors on a mule?

http://images.worldcarfans.com/artic...012.Mini5L.jpg
Exactly my point, i doubt this will translate immaculately into production
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The Concept is really good, i hope it goes into production with lot future tech in it
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:16 PM
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Looks great! I didn;t like the dip behind the b-pillar on the Genesis, but I think it works really well here.
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I 2nd that. I think the fact that there is a dip aft the A-pillar as well, makes the one aft the B-pillar more consonant. Overall, I like all the lines on this, they work really well together.
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