General Motors has introduced the Opel-designed Meriva ‘mini minivan’ in Brazil six months ahead of Europe, writes Rogério Louro. Sold as a Chevrolet in Brazil, the Corsa-based Meriva is priced from 27% less than the cheapest Zafira minivan. It's the production version of the ‘Concept M’ unveiled at Geneva last March and is made in GM´s São José dos Campos plant, São Paulo state. This factory also builds the Corsa hatchback and its unique Brazilian sedan derivative as well as the larger seven-seat Zafira.