Opel's New 2012 Zafira? Just as Sharp as The Concept

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The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer (fancy term for minivan) concept revealed at the Geneva Motor Show was a looker. The production version just got the final stamp of approval and thankfully it looks just as good as the concept.

Opel/Vauxhall first revealed the Zafira Tourer concept by using a photo showing a holographic Zafira floating atop an Apple iPad. It made an appearance at the Geneva Auto Show shortly after where we noted its sporty appearance, bold character lines and a front fascia that resembled the Opel Ampera electric car.

The interior is just a slick. The Zafira Tourer will feature an optional panoramic sunroof and will seat up to seven passengers  with an updated Flex7 system that allows multiple storage and adjustment configurations for the 2nd and 3rd row seats. Vauxhall points out that the 2nd row seats can be configured to have “limousine” style seating with individual armrests and the ability to adjust the seats fore and aft and towards the center of the Zafira. A press photo of the interior also reveals a stick shift, confirming the availability of both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission.

When the Zafira goes on sale later this year it will be offered with diesel and gasoline powertrains. Customers can choose among three versions of the 2.0 CDTi common rail diesel which will put out 108 hp, 128 hp or 163 hp. Rounding off the engines are two gas-powered mills. A 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 138 hp and a natural-aspirated 1.8L engine also rated at 138. Details on fuel economy haven’t been released.

Rounding off the Zafira model line, the Tourer will sit above the smaller MPV Zafira and should make it’s official debut at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show.

Source: GM

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