GENEVA – General Motors Corp.’s Zafira redefined the compact minivan at the 1998 Paris auto show and taught Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Corp. an expensive lesson. Both cancelled proposed multipurpose (MPV) models and went back to the drawing boards to create 7-seat rivals, leaving GM subsidiaries Adam Opel AG and Vauxhall Motors Ltd. to clean up on Zafira’s success. In 2001, Zafira sales totaled 242,810 across Europe, just 50,000 units behind Renault SA’s class-creating Megane Scenic. ...

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