More spy pictures featuring the next Opel Meriva mini MPV. On this batch the headlights are completely undisguised and the rear lights only partially visible.

More exterior details of the next generation Opel Meriva have been spotted under the spy glass. For the first time the headlights can be seen albeit being illuminated under the darkness of cold night. The rear lights would be completely visible too had it not been for the thick brush of snow covering them up.

Previous spy pictures featuring the Meriva showed a mini MPV with Opel's FlexDoor system. FlexDoor lets the doors open rearwards instead of outwards. We see side mirrors fixed on the doors and not on the A-pillar while a single oval tailpipe feigns some sporting character to the car even though it is a people mover. The interior is hardly worth mentioning except for the rear headrests which appear to be identical to those from the Zafira's third-row seats.

The Meriva will be like an antidote to those seeking a family MPV but without the burden of size and weight. It's likely to be based on the Corsa platform similar to the current vehicle. We'll see a burst of small petrol, petrol turbo and diesel turbo engines powering the car when it's launched.


Gallery: Opel Meriva Spied Showing Front and Rear Lights