The Flextreme Concept Car premiered in 2007 at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The car was a landmark study in many ways, having contributed to the new meriva, but also in having an enclosed secondary "last few miles" transport option in the form of his and hers Segways in their own compartments. We also like the twin rear hatch doors.
While rear-hinged back doors are not new in the motor industry (Rolls Royce Phantom/Ghost and Mazda RX8), the first pictures of the GM/Opel/Vauxhall Meriva have surfaced and the FlexDoors and FlexSpace features seen in concept cars over the last few years are finally set for market launch in a family car (main pic and top right). First seen in the groundbreaking Flexstreme Concept Car from IAA Frankfurt 2007 (bottom right pic), then further refined with the Meriva Concept at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show (centre right pic), the flex theme combines improved access/egress and a suite of features offering a quickly reconfigurable interior and is likely to be welcomed by families which need to cater for several types of mobility with one vehicle.