Opel's lawyers insist they be called "Flex Doors," but either way the hinge arrangement allows back-seat passengers easier entry and egress from the brand's new people mover.
The classy exterior designed is matched within by a flexible centre console assembly and "Flexspace Seating" that allows the rear seats to be adjusted laterally to make a third (centre) position. The rear bumper also includes a bicycle carrier.
The Meriva will feature a similar engine and transmission line up to the current Opel Astra with a choice of petrol and diesel units available.
Release timing and price has not yet been confirmed.