Meet the new Zafira Tourer – smarter and grander than its predecessor, with enhanced design and cutting-edge connectivity
It would be fair to say that New Zafira Tourer, which will arrive in showrooms in October, has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor became the most popular car in its segment, selling nearly 50,000 units in the UK since its launch in 2012. So will the new model face an impossible challenge? We think not. Appropriately for our ‘Resourceful’ issue, New Zafira Tourer still boasts well-received features such as the legendary Flex7© seating system, which provides extra space and easy-to-access third-row seating, and the Flex-Fix© bike carrier, fully integrated into the rear bumper, which makes transporting bikes a doddle. On top of the spacious, well-thought-out interior, New Zafira Tourer is also set to wow drivers with cutting-edge connectivity. Expect the latest generation IntelliLink infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available, as well as Vauxhall OnStar, which includes a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot capable of supporting up to seven mobile devices at the same time. But enough introduction – let’s take a closer look at the nitty-gritty of this grand new vehicle.
On the outside, the new car has been given a more rugged, muscular look, with the key features being the redesigned front grille and LED Adaptive Forward Lighting headlamps. These are a fantastic addition for those who drive at night as they sense where you need light and change their pattern to suit – even dipping automatically when something is coming the other way.
Meanwhile, inside the car, a new dashboard and instrument panel create a fresh, new look. The centre console has had buttons removed, and now features an integrated 7-inch touchscreen, resulting in a considerably cleaner visual impact for this vital part of the vehicle.
This is an area where New Zafira Tourer really comes into its own, bringing the model brilliantly up to date. Central to this is Vauxhall’s Intellilink infotainment system, which supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This facilitates a seamless link with your smartphone, meaning you can display and control a range of apps via the touchscreen or using voice commands.
Vauxhall’s OnStar system comes as standard, providing access to a host of innovations available 24/7, from vehicle diagnostics and smartphone function to the ability to drive around in your own fully integrated 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. Find out more about Vauxhall OnStar at www.vauxhall.co.uk/onstar.
Travelling in the New Zafira Tourer is a wholly pleasurable experience for those in both front and back. Whilst those in the back benefit from space and clever seating options, the driver will be delighted with the hugely adjustable AGR sport seats and an impressive panoramic windscreen, flowing straight on to the sunroof to give a wonderful feeling of open-sky driving. Meanwhile, the FlexRail© centre console keeps everything well-organised and close to hand.
Passengers can relax to the max with the unique Lounge Seating system, which enables the second row to be transformed from three seats to two captain-style chairs complete with armrest. It’s positively palatial – in fact, with both the second- and third-row seats folded down, the vehicle has an expansive 1,860 litres of storage space to play with.
Comfort goes hand in hand with safety in New Zafira Tourer. Following Distance Indication (FDI) detects moving vehicles ahead, while Forward Collision Alert provides a visible and audible warning when the distance between the car and the vehicle ahead shortens too quickly. Lane Departure Warning is activated at speeds over 37mph and warns drivers if they leave their lane unintentionally, while Adaptive Cruise Control helps the driver to maintain the selected speed while keeping a pre-set distance to the vehicle ahead.
MAKE MINE A NEW ZAFIRA TOURER
Smarter, grander, and with improved practical and technological resources, New Zafira Tourer is primed to prove an excellent upgrade to its popular predecessor, whether you want a roomy car for active family life or simply a stylish, comfortable and forward-thinking drive.
The New Zafira Tourer will be in showrooms in October. For more information, visit
www.vauxhall.co.uk/newzafiratourer or speak to your Vauxhall retailer.