Vauxhall reveals upgrades for Zafira Tourer
Arriving in showrooms from October, the updated MPV will take the fight to newcomers such as Renault's striking new Grand Scenic, as well as established compact seven-seaters in the form of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso, Ford Grand C-MAX and Volkswagen Touran.
New Zafira Tourers are marked out by a subtle update of the exterior styling, including reshaped front and rear light units, the former featuring adaptive LED lighting which is said to be a segment first.
The cabin takes cues from the Astra and Insignia, with a new centrally-mounted touchscreen replacing many of the physical buttons on the redesigned dashboard. This offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone app streaming, as well as the OnStar assistance service with a 4G/LTE hotspot.
Functions such as the Flex7 seating, which includes the ability to move the middle row seats inwards as well as rearwards for more space, are unchanged. The Zafira Tourer also retains options such as the six-way adjustable ergonomically certified front seats, FlexRide adaptive damping and the Flex Fix bike carrier, which folds into the rear bumper.
Vauxhall has yet to confirm changes to the engine line-up, but expect these to continue to include the 134bhp 1.6-litre diesel, possibly with improvements to its 68.9mpg fuel economy and CO2 reductions over the 109g/km of the current car.