New Zafira concept makes world premiere at Geneva image

These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer Concept, which makes its world debut at next week’s Geneva Motor Show and gives the strongest hint yet at what a production-ready version may look like.

It shows how Vauxhall is moving the car upmarket to become a rival for the S-Max – leaving the current Zafira to continue, in facelifted form.

“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.”

Up front are the boomerang-style headlight clusters first seen on the Ampera hybrid, along with Vauxhall’s new single-bar grille. And another design feature seen in the firm’s latest models is the ‘blade’ crease in the side panels.

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Inside, the front seat backrests have pivot mounts for tablet PCs such as the Apple iPad, allowing passengers in the second row to surf the internet or control multimedia applications. There’s space for a further iPad in a covered storage area in the front console.

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Underneath the bonnet of the Zafira Tourer Concept is a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, offering 103kW of power and 200Nm of torque – an engine also seen in the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevrolet Volt.