Vaux­hall takes the lounge onto the road

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

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.

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