A bigger and better version of Opel’s MPV in the form of the the Opel Zafira Tourer Concept will be revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks. The new Zafira won’t substitute the old one at this stage, but will appear alongside it in a range expanding upwards. We wouldn’t have said the Opel line-up required a new version of the Zafira, not being particularly enamoured of the current one, but in looking at the competition intended, it makes sense.
Autocar says the Zafira Tourer Concept is being designed with a luxurious and entertaining interior, and should compete with the Ford Galaxy and S-Max. The current Zafira will get a facelift but will remain on the market more or less as is.
The Zafira Tourer Concept design sports the Ampera front, with its distinctive headlamps, and have the same sculptured sides as in other Opel models. The larger dimension will house seven people and Mark Adams, Opel design chief, has said it will be a kind of “lounge on wheels”. In addition to the Zafira concept, we will also see the full production model of the Opel Ampera at Geneva, along with the new start&stop ecoFLEX versions of the Opel Corsa and Opel Astra.