13 Nisan 2011 Çarşamba

SCOOP: Production Version of Opel Zafira Tourer Concept getting Ready for Frankfurt Show Debut

At this month’s Geneva Motor Show, Opel previewed the next generation of its 7-seater MPV model through the Zafira Tourer Concept. Now, our spies have snagged some new photos of the production version rolling around in Germany as Opel puts the final touches on the compact minivan before its world premiere at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show this fall.
Being that that Geneva show Zafira was more of a pre-production model than a pure concept, few things appear to have changed on the outside. These include the smaller size and less snazzy alloy wheels, the larger but obviously more practical for everyday use exterior mirrors, the redesigned tail lamps and the more mundane tail pipe designs.
Even though we don’t have any new photos of the interior, expect the styling and the materials used in the cabin to be toned down compared to the concept model. The new Zafira will get a revamped version of Opel’s trademark Flex7 seating with a new system that allows the middle row of seats to fold flat into the floor.
Power for the new Zafira will come from a suite of turbocharged diesel and petrol engines, including more eco-friendly and frugal EcoFlex versions and possibly even a sporty OPC (VRX for the Vauxhall-badged model) variant with a high-output four-cylinder gasoline turbo