GENEVA MOTOR SHOW: Vauxhall publishes first images of new Zafira
Set to be unveiled next week at the Geneva Motor Show, the car is based on a “lounge-on-wheels” idea of luxury combined with flexibility.
'We have transferred the idea of a relaxing lounge to a vehicle and created an automobile oasis, a place to relax and enjoy,' said Mark Adams, Vauxhall’s vice president of design. 'The Zafira Tourer Concept’s exterior design also makes a bold statement with its sleek, flowing lines and premium feel.'
The concept uses GM’s Delta II platform and features a panoramic windscreen that extends to the rear of the car.
The interior once again uses Vauxhall’s Flex7 seating but now offers the ability in place to transform the vehicle into a four-seater with the the front two rows by folding down the middle seat, giving 'limousine levels of space'. In this layout, the seats can also be slid forwards and back, and feature armrests and extended footrests.
Up front, there's a large touch-screen display and even an overhead storage compartment designed to hold a tablet PC. And rear passengers have the option to use the internet or multi-media applications using tablet PCs mounted on the front seat backs.
No engine details have been released for the new model but the concept uses a new version of the 1.4 Turbo featuring Start/Stop technology, and technologies such as the FlexRide adaptive damping system also feature.