General Motors do Brasil has launched an Opel Corsa-based minivan called the Chevrolet Meriva at its São José dos Campos plant, São Paulo state, writes Rogério Louro. The Meriva will also be built in GM#;s Spanish Zaragoza plant, from January 2003, with Opel, Vauxhall and possibly Holden badges. Brazilian sales begin in August and South America exports will be under way by the end of the year.