Published on 02 Mar 2011 by Alison
The Opel Zafira Tourer Concept was revealed at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, alongside the European production version of the Ampera. The Zafira Tourer Concept is the precursor to the next generation Opel Zafira and shows off some added technical and comfort features on the inside.
There is a new Flex7 system of arranging the seven seats of the car so that boot space or cabin passenger space can be maximised. In terms of exterior design, the Zafira takes on the distinctive Ampera front with its boomerang-shaped headlights, and has softer and curvier lines than the previous model. The production model third generation Zafira will go on show later this year at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The final version of the Opel Ampera is the European homologated version of the Chevrolet Volt, equipped with the same Voltec hybrid platform. It is equipped with an electric motor with 11 kW and 370 Nm, and a 1.4-litre engine with another 84 hp which works as a range extender. Driving modes are City, Normal, Sport and Mountain. Acceleration to 100 km/hr takes nine seconds, the top speed is 161 km/hr and fuel consumption is absolutely minimal at 1.6 l/100 km. Pricing for the Ampera should be just shy of about 43,000 euros.