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The Rezzo/Tacuma are actually smaller than this (I believe) and about the size of ther Meriva.

However, there were rumors running for awhile that it would eventually be complimented by a larger vehicle.

This may be it. The Zafira's shelf-life may be coming to a close and the new one in the works will undobutedly be shared with Chevy-Europe and possibly Saturn --- just as the next Meriva will probably share quite a bit with the eventual Rezzo/Tacuma replacements (and that couldn't happen soon enough - the current models are ugly as sin).

SOURCE: Winding Road
 

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GM Global MPV Spied

http://news.windingroad.com/body-stylesmarket-segment/minivans/spied-new-global-general-motors-mpv/

"General Motors tipped its hand about an upcoming seven-passenger MPV in the labor agreement it drew up with the United Auto Workers in 2007. Now the spy shooters of Brenda Priddy & Company have come across the first fruit of that agreement with these images of a new MPV mule out and testing.

The vehicle appears to be built on GM’s global Delta chassis, which is an excellent indication that the MPV will be offered in many markets, and under the umbrella of several of GM’s brands worldwide. Priddy expects that the vehicle will be built domestically at the Hamtramck, Michigan plant, though much of the R&D work was likely done at the facility in South Korea.

The new hauler will most likely end up in the hands of Chevrolet, with Opel and Daewoo also being logical recipients. Have a look at Priddy’s handiwork in our gallery below or click through the jump to read the spy shooter’s impressions of the new MPV."
 

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Oh cool, I'd forgotten about this! The Rezzo might need a makeover more than any vehicle in existence, and it's in a very important category.

I'm not really sure but I think the current one is closer in size to the Zafira than the Meriva, which makes sense... Rezzo is on Lacetti platform which is comparable to the Zafira / Astra platform in size. As long as they make sure to keep them totally distinctly styled the two can likely co-exist happily... if GM can resist the urge to charge too much for Chevrolets in Europe!
 

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I love the Mazda5, so this is exciting to see GM breaking in on this. Even though they aren't now, all indications are that these vehicles will be big in the future.
 

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Re: GM Global MPV Spied

As the article states a Mazda5 competitor. GM exits the minivan market but enters the Mini Minivan market.
 

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Well this is good news! Fantastic that it will be built in the US, at least for US consumption. I could see them doing Chevrolet and Saturn versions, which actually wouldn't be all that hard... as there will almost certainly be Opel and Chevrolet versions in Europe. There's nothing to change for the Chevy, and only a badge or two to change an Opel into a Saturn!

Chevrolet is going to have the most complete lineup out there! Add the Beat and it's got all the bases covered south of the luxury class.
 

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In the end it might not be so bad that the Traverse isn't a minivan... this van will certainly be smaller, but the current Zafira is very smart and well packaged with 7 decent seats... and this new one looks even bigger. GM will have some awesome options in people movers! Too bad there's no new Malibu MAXX to round out the lineup.
 

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Will it have sliding doors?
 

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It appears to be a half-segment size up from the Zafira, but smaller than Ford's S-Max.

Surely GM plan to have global Chevy offer unique products in markets where the brand is sold alongside Opel. Chevy should have something Nissan-Livina-sized for global markets, and a larger, S-Max-sized model, with Opel bracketing these segments at either end with the Meriva and Zafira.

It'll be a sad state when Chevrolet Europe are only selling decontented rebadges of Opels.
 

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Re: GM to re-enter the minivan market

From the article, the new minivan is supposed to be the size of a Mazda 5.

If you don't intend to use the third row very often, that's great. I'm sure it will be much cheaper, sportier, and more efficient than an Odyssey.

But if you do intend to use the third row very often, to me it's unacceptable. The rear seats in the Mazda 5 are right up against the back window. If you get rear ended by a pickup, the kids in the back will be hurt over and above the whiplash everyone else suffers.
 
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