The production version of the Opel Meriva has debuted, and as promised, the suicide doors made the cut. But will the Meriva come to America, re-grilled as a Buick? A Gamma II-based MPV is rumored for Buick’s 2012 lineup, and suicide doors might just be the gimmick that helps America understand the concept of “premium compact.” Even though, as the image after the jump shows, they are little more than a gimmick.
Look Ma, no… oh wait, there are the B-pillars. Still, America has a thing for the willfully, unnecessarily different. If there’s a way for Buick to possibly be taken seriously by compact car buyers and the young (and there might not be), this is probably it.