Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Opel Meriva to rival future Hyundai i20 mini-MPV

Future Hyundai i20 mini-MPV facing strong competition from Opel Meriva rival!

Opel has released the very first photos of the all-new Meriva mini-MPV ahead of it official unveiling. The all-new Meriva is scheduled to make its official premiere at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show in March.

The all-new Opel Meriva is one of the most successful vehicles in the mini-MPV segment. Over the past few years, it was also the best selling vehicle in the segment, which has been gradually expanding with new models from different brands.

One of the latest mini-MPV models that joined the battle for young European families is the brand-new Kia Venga. Kia Venga might be the first attempt of South Korean's second largest carmaker to lure younger families to the showrooms, but its a very solid car with nice design and modern powertrain technology.

But Venga is not the last mini-MPV coming from a Korean carmaker! Hyundai has already announced it is working on a similar model, which will use Venga's powertrain technology, including engines, platform and transmissions.

Dubbed the i20 mini-MPV, the model is expected to be marketed in Europe only. It will be built alongside Kia Venga at Hyundai's European manufacturing plant that has a capacity tp build 300.000 new vehicles per year.

There are no images of the upcoming Hyundai i20 mini-MPV on the web at the moment, but we are expecting to see at least some teaser shots released by Hyundai ahead of Geneva Motor Show. With new models, such as mini-MPV, Hyundai sales in Europe is expected to grow significantly in 2010.

Gallery: Hyundai i20 mini-MPV vs. 2010 Opel Meriva

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