The third-gen Opel Meriva is back in a new set of spy shots proving once again it will get regular rear doors.

The third-gen Opel Meriva is back in a new set of spy shots proving once again it will get regular rear doors.

If you are a fan of the Meriva's FlexDoor arrangement, you'd better hurry and buy the outgoing model as the new one will eschew the suicide doors in favor of a conventional layout which will bring the production costs down and hopefully the asking price as well. It should be mentioned this won't be a true Opel as underneath the skin is a PSA platform that will be shared with the next-gen Peugeot 3008 from where the Meriva C will borrow the engines, one of which is being tested on this prototype taking into account the measuring devices mounted on the wheels and the additional gauge inside the cabin.

Despite the full body camouflage, it seems the new Meriva will lose some of its MPV cues as the designers have chosen a more crossover body with a somewhat peculiar window line. Those four-point taillights might look temporary, but upon closer inspection we noticed the rest of the cluster is actually hiding under camouflage and chances are this layout is indeed the final configuration and it extends onto what appears to be a large tailgate.

The model is programmed to go on sale towards the end of next year once production will kick off at GM’s factory in Zaragoza, Spain.

2017 Opel Meriva spied up close with the conventional rear door open (40 pics)