Vauxhall Launch New Zafira Tourer
The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has proved to be a popular car for car manufacturer (despite those awkward recall moments that are still lingering), and now they have released details and images of their new Zafira Tourer which will be in showrooms in October.
Featuring an enhanced exterior and interior design, cutting-edge connectivity via OnStar, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, innovative Adaptive Forward Lighting LED headlamps, and so many of its predecessors highlights such as Flex7 seating system, ergonomically-certified AGR front seats, Flex-Fix bicycle carrier and FlexRide adaptive damping, the latest model should prove to be just as popular.
“The front design of the new Zafira Tourer takes the major characteristics of the award-winning new Astra, and anchors it in Vauxhall’s new portfolio,” said Mark Adams, Vice President, Design Europe. “Its sharp, precise double-winged daytime running lights convey a new level of sophistication, which is also reflected in the interior by a completely redesigned instrument panel. It is purer, clearer and easier to use.”
Vauxhall believe that it is the new headlamp design that sets the tone for the new Zafira Tourer along with a completely new upper and lower grille. The front headlights themselves have been enhanced, with design changes making them look wider, and the ‘Vauxhall double wing’ daytime running lights characterise the new light cluster design.
Inside we find that the new Zafira Tourer boasts a completely new interior and instrument panel in a new one-piece design, with an integrated screen instead of the centre console-topped infotainment screen previously. There are now less buttons (with the switches now integrated into the overall design) and 7" quality touchscreen, as well as a new, three-dimensionally sculptured steering wheel putting ergonomics at the forefront of design.
When it comes to technology, Vauxhall will offer two latest generation IntelliLink infotainment systems for the new Zafira Tourer in the shape of R4.0 IntelliLink (with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility) and Navi 950 IntelliLink with on-board navigation. Vauxhall OnStar comes as standard with Automatic Crash Response and many other features, including Destination Download (with Navi 950) and 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, which enables up to seven devices to be connected.
Just like in the previous Zafira Tourer, a comfortable ride for both driver and passenger comes without saying, mainly due to the optional six-way adjustable, ergonomically-certified AGR sport seats and the multi-functional FlexRail console system.
Passengers in the second row can enjoy the unique Lounge Seating system with its clever folding mechanism that enables the back of the middle seat in the second row to fold down and rotate to offer comfortable armrests for the passengers in the outer seats. And the third-row seats can be folded down flush with the floor of the luggage compartment, creating a level load surface.
Add in the panoramic roof and the feeling of comfort and space in the new Zafira Tourer becomes even more impressive.
There is lots of storage room for the driver with a modular storage system including a large storage box and cup-holders that slide on aluminium rails to the desired position.
And when it comes to transportation of goods, the interior of the new Zafira Tourer can easily double as a small transporter. In a normal five-seat configuration, the minimum load volume is 710 litres, increasing to 1,860 litres when the second-row seats are folded down.
In all, the latest Zafira generation features more than 30 storage possibilities, including the FlexRail centre console, and also offers the Flex-Fix rear-end carrier system that slides out of the rear bumper and offers an easy-to-use and practical solution for cycling enthusiasts. And as the loaded bicycle carrier can be tilted, the tailgate can still be opened even when Flex-Fix is fully loaded.
Technology continues apace in car manufacture, and Vauxhall have not been left behind when it comes to this. The new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer offers, amongst many other things:
- Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) LED headlamps with nine different functions and lighting patterns
- Front Camera System
- High Beam Assist
- Traffic Sign Assistant
- Following Distance Indication (FDI)
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- FlexRide (a chassis system that "continuously adapts vehicle behaviour to the driving situation, style and the individual preferences of the driver."
The new Zafira Tourer range includes Design, Energy, SRi, SRi Nav, SE, Tech Line, Elite and Elite Nav trim levels, with base level offering (as standard): digital radio and cruise control, LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors.
Vauxhall offers the choice of two engines - 1.4i 140PS petrol Turbo or 2.0CDTi 170PS diesel (with Start/Stop manual transmission ) in either manual or automatic transmission. By choosing the 2.0CDTi 170PS diesel engine with Start/Stop manual transmission, the Zafira Tourer offers customers CO2 figures from 129g/km and achieves a combined fuel consumption of between 57.7mpg and 54.3mpg.
More details will follow from Vauxhall nearer to on-forecourt time, but if you wish to register your interest in leasing the new Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, contact one of our Customer Service Representatives to discuss your options and grab a great deal.