Vauxhall takes the lounge onto the road
THIS is the best idea yet of what the next Vauxhall Zafira will look like.
This is the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer Concept, which made its world debut at Geneva and which gives the strongest hint yet at what a productionready version may look like.
The 1999 original, with an adaptable seven-seat interior, brought new customers to Vauxhall. Now say hello the lounge on wheels.
“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 VicPresident of Design.
A panoramic windscreen flows into a glass roof extending to the rear. The Zafira concept can be transformed at the push of a button into a four-seater with “limousine levels of space”.
A new folding mechanism allows the centre section of the second row to fold down, revealing two armrests for occupants in the outer seats. These seats can then slide back and towards each other.
Vauxhall Opel announced an Astra convertible will be built. Expect to see it in 2013.
Opel/Vauxhall CEO Nick Reilly says: “It follows the long-standing tradition of highly emotional and legendary Opel/Vauxhall Cabrios that provided important halo effects on our brand.”
No hyperbole there, then.