New Car Reviews – Opel Zafira

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Opel Zafira


Opel will launch a classier version of the Zafira in It’s called the Tourer.

October 2011

Where: Germany

Occasion: International drive

Overall rating: 4/5

The is an all-new, premium take on ‘s existing Zafira Suave looks, a classy and more practicality features you can imagine make it that bit special than the standard It arrives in Ireland in March

Pricing: yet to be announced (spec an example)

Engine: 2.0-litre turbodiesel

Transmission: six-speed front-wheel drive

Body style: five-door MPV

Ford S-MAX, Renault Scenic, VW Touran CO2 emissions: (Band B, €156 per annum) consumption: 5.2 litres/100km (54.3mpg)

Top 208km/h

0-100km/h: 9.1 seconds

163hp at 4,000rpm

Torque: at 1,750 – 2,500rpm

In the 4/5

Opel Zafira

It’s a big car in every sense, so so that Opel reckons the will be straddling the C- and D-segments of the MPV (basically a rival to both and conventional MPVs). Smooth, lines take the edge off the people carrier appearance, the cabin, save for a uniform fascia, is classy and well You sit high and get the sense that a big car in every way.

The original Opel Zafira clever, versatile interiors in MPVs and the Tourer has built on There are, apparently, 30 cubbyholes, and the rear seating is as innovative as ever. The back two fold down flat at the of a button and lift up again no more than a tug of a the canvas

The centre row is even smarter, as the seat folds in on itself to a large centre armrest and the two either side slide back and forth in an L-pattern to space.

Driving it: 4/5

Where the Ford is about as engaging as an MPV gets, the is as smooth, comfortable and sensible as want. We were initially about the 19-inch wheels on our car but fears were allayed the shortest of drives. It’s comfortable indeed – and 19s are the wheels you can have.

In terms of though Irish specs yet to be confirmed, there are two petrol – a 1.4 turbo and a 1.8, with 138bhp – in other countries, though the 2.0-litre CDTi diesels 109-, 128- and 161bhp are to be more prominent here. We the most powerful diesel, had sufficient pull for a car of the Tourer’s and was generally refined, but it became over 3,000rpm.

We’d gamble on the fact lower powered engines probably render the Tourer sluggish, though. The start-stop standard on this model, effectively and body roll is contained for an MPV. The six-speed gearbox is a little tough in its but it does the trick.

What you get for Money: 4/5

If pricing in Ireland that in other European then the new Tourer will be expensive than the regular but still cheaper than the S-MAX. Standard equipment be relatively generous too.

Opel eschewed the idea of a performance OPC model but hinted there would be a more diesel later on, possibly the GSi moniker. At the other end of the spectrum, markets will get LPG and compressed gas (CNG) variants, but these make it to Ireland. We are, likely to get an ecoFLEX 2.0-litre shortly after the aforementioned appear in showrooms with and 119g/km – putting the new car Band A. Opel says see gradual reductions in emissions as the ages, so an engine with or less isn’t inconceivable not that it’ll make a in Ireland until our tax bands

The hallmarks of the original Opel remain in the Tourer – it has a clever interior and there are too practicality features to list Crucially, it’s a lot more than the smaller, standard Opel will continue to and sell the existing Zafira as a more compact alternative to the but the newer, bigger car (and it feel big) is by far the more and functional of the pair.

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