Production of the new Opel/Vauxhall Meriva at the General Motors Zaragoza plant in Spain is scheduled to begin in January 2003 with European sales due to begin in the spring. The new five-seat minivan uses the same innovative FlexSpace system as the seven-seat Zafira to switch from a five-seater, to a four-seater with more spacious rear seats, a two-seater or a single-seater without removing the seats.