Opel Automobile GmbH is popularly known as Opel is a German automaker, a subsidiary
of French automaker Groupe PSA since 2017. Before that, the company was owned by
General Motors which is an American company.
Opel is a 158 years old company that was founded in 1862 by Adam Opel. The company
has its headquarters located in Russelsheim am Main, Hesse, Germany.
They have a total of 10 manufacturing plants. The company markets its vehicles in the
UK, Channel Islands, Vauxhall, and the Isle of Man.
Opel Meriva is a front-engined and front-wheel-drive five-door range of cars made by
the company. Opel Meriva A is the first generation car from the Meriva series.
Opel Meriva A: 2002 to 2010
The production of Opel Meriva A started in 2002 and continued for 8 long years before
it came to an end in 2010.
It is a first-generation car with a front-engined, front-wheel-drive five-door design. This
car could accommodate up to 5 families and be based on the Corsa platform.
The company manufactured and continued the Meriva series for up to two generations.
The first-generation model is a mini MPV. The official pictures of the car were first
released in 2002.
The car features a flexible interior. It had only five seats, divided into two rows. The row
of seats could be adjusted according to your comfort. The makers designed the interiors
to increase the space inside.
In the two-passenger model, the seats were separated from the doors and also from
each other. In three-passenger mode, the back seat looked like a regular seat.
Initially, the car was launched with three petrol engines and one diesel engine. But later
the petrol engines were replaced by more powerful engines for better performance.
Opel Meriva A was a memorable car, ten years back. Today, you can spot only a very few