Wednesday, June 15, 2011

2012 Opel Zafira Tourer Review

The Opel Zafira Tourer makes its world premiere at the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, 15-25 September 2011. Offering a perfect combination of functionality and wellbeing, the Opel Zafira Insignia Tourer provides values ​​of quality and innovative technology and design philosophy Opel - "the art of sculpture is combined with German precision" - in the minivan segment.

The "Tour" in the name of the mark a great step forward: with a large seating system Flex7 redesigned, the third generation of the Opel compact van sets new standards for passenger cabin flexibility and quality. But the transformation goes beyond the increased capacity to transform their cabin layout: The overall experience is updated. is relaxed driving through with a fine quality design, comfortable atmosphere of the spacious cabin, chassis and technologies and improved security.

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The benchmark for flexibility gives rear passengers a new sense of First Class

When it was launched in 1999, the first generation Zafira was not only the first seven places in its class. It also sets new standards for fully integrated into the flexible board. This means that you must remove and store the heavy seats. Since 1999, Opel has sold more than 2.2 million copies of two generations of Europeans Zafira. Along with the Meriva, the European leader in the small SUV class, the Opel Zafira has created a model of flexibility and multi-purpose vehicle segment.

Premium flexibility is the card of the new Opel Zafira Tourer. Opel engineers have significantly improved the clever Flex7 floor plan. While the entire line third party may still be bent to the ground in the trunk, the second line has been completely redesigned: No longer a bank, it now consists of three separate individual seats that fold flat and moved independently other. Everyone can slide along the 210 mm.

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In addition, second-row passengers can enjoy the unique, optional seating system Lounge, which offers a spacious living room and the comfort of a limousine. Thanks to a clever folding mechanism, rear center seat in the second row folds flat and swivels to provide convenient armrest for the passengers in the outboard seats. The longitudinal movement of the outboard seats, in this case is greater than 280 mm - 70 mm more than the standard version and 80 mm more than the current Zafira. Furthermore, the seat of the outer sheet of 50 mm toward the center of the cabin, a real novelty in the segment.

A combination of longitudinal and lateral movements to ensure the comfort of first class and the unique sensation of traveling to "lounge on wheels", where the largest company, and ergonomics, passengers can change the positions at their convenience when traveling . This emphasizes the personal comfort makes Opel Zafira Tourer much more than the family car. Opel flexible interior designer transformed into an oasis of tranquility, a place to relax and enjoy the spacious atmosphere - be it a business trip or a long ride with friends.

The unique features further enhance the flexibility Opel Zafira Hatchback

Thanks to its generous interior space and flexible transport system, the Opel Zafira Hatchback offers 710 liters of cargo volume in a five-seat configuration (65 liters more than the current Zafira) and up to 1,860 liters (+ 40 liters), where all rear seats folded.

It also provides ample storage space, including the revolutionary multi-functional FlexConsole, improving the innovation system FlexRail presented last year in the Meriva. This innovation policy is another example of the flexibility of premiums in the Tourer Opel Zafira. The armrest with storage box and track both cup holders slide in aluminum tracks to the desired position, allowing the flexible use of space between the front seats - exactly where is the most accessible and useful.

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The second generation of the Opel FlexFix upscale grill also integrated for the first time in the new Zafira Tourer. To date, approximately 60,000 customers Opel opted for the highly acclaimed support that is built into the rear bumper and is simply out like a drawer. Based on the experience of the first generation, the system has been redesigned and has a new fixation device that makes it even more functional and easy to use.

Opel Zafira Tourer looks different from athletics

"The Zafira is the icon of the flexibility of Opel, and we wanted to create more movement and premium grades of its third generation," said Mark Adams, Vice President, Opel / Vauxhall Design. "Opel Zafira is Tourer a statement with its sleek, sporty looks and premium brand. "

The front with its distinctive double boomerang graphics fat scan the top of the fog lamps, typical Opel crease and trapezoidal grille center proud to create a dynamic and progressive, unusual for a minivan. According to all the other models in the range, the flagship feature of the table DRL Opel wing-type.

The sleek, aerodynamic body of the Opel Zafira Tourer borrowed its silhouette, which resembles a high-speed train. beltline sweeps the hockey stick-like gesture and visually pushes the vehicle forward, while the function of the Opel "knife carving and increase the movement of the body side.

Graphics headlights wing shape is repeated in the taillights, which can be upgraded with LED technology. The horizontal chrome bar with the logo of Opel, which extends in the lightweight division, giving the Opel Zafira comprehensive sports tailgate and rear and adding a touch of quality.

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What is interior, driver's visibility has improved significantly redesigned front panel with thin columns, large windows and side view mirror repositioned to the side - now installed in the door panel.

The superior quality of cabin is dominated by the dynamic forms, sculptural and a sense of comfort. The bright and airy atmosphere in the lounge Tourer Opel Zafira can be improved by the optional panoramic windscreen - an innovation introduced in 2005, Opel Astra GTC inch strip of a glass roof that extends to the end visually generous to the rear of the vehicle .

FlexRide adaptive chassis control improves the comfort and safety

For a more relaxed driving experience, the Opel Zafira Tourer mechatronics platform is designed to provide comfort and safety. Compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase and tracks have increased significantly benefit from the comfort and dynamic stability: The pitch is 2760 mm (+57 mm), while the songs are 1,584 mm in the front (+ 96 mm) and 1588 in the rear (+ 78 mm).

Opel Zafira Insignia Tourer Bordered with an isolated sub-frame and a leg strut. Presentation of the rear axle is unique in the minivan segment. Like the Astra, it combines a compound with a crank arm's Watt. This construction has several advantages: Although it offers excellent stability / control, comfort and noise isolation, it is lighter and more compact than an axle multi-link, for example, would not leave enough place for the integrated rack FlexFix offered on the Opel Zafira Tourer.

Still a rarity in the MPV segment, the intelligent and fully adaptive FlexRide chassis control in the Tourer Opel Zafira increases driving comfort and safety demand. It automatically adjusts to road conditions, speed cornering, vehicle movements and driving style to give maximum stability, and offers three options: the default balanced, comfort-oriented " Tour "mode and most active" Sport "mode.

Greater driving safety through intelligent wizard

A number of innovative systems to improve the Driver Assistant ride comfort and overall safety of the new Zafira tourer.

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A new feature of the Opel range, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigating Braking (CMB), continuously monitors the distance of vehicles ahead. If you set the safety distance is not respected, the system automatically reduces the speed of the vehicle or at worst triggers emergency braking to avoid collision.

Opel Eye camera system in front of the second generation Opel Zafira in as early Tourer. So he still has the alarm current output channel (LDW), features his street signs (TSR) improved and much larger. The device also supports new features such as:

After an indication of the distance (IED), which visually informs the driver of the distance to the vehicle ahead.

One Step Forward Collision Alert (CAF), which warns the driver with visual and acoustic signals of an imminent collision with the car in front.

Ranging Intelligent Light System (ILR), which adds a new feature bi-xenon Advanced Forward Lighting System (AFL +): It adjusts the low beam projector, distance from the vehicle ahead and constantly adjusts to the lighting optimize road without glare.

Other innovative driver assistance even make the evening Tourer Opel Zafira:

The side blind spot alert (SABS) warns the driver of an impending collision when changing lanes.

In order to facilitate the movement of Advanced parking Park Assist (APA) to help the driver to find enough space to park and drive away, and rearview camera also makes it difficult to move in a breeze Strait.

highly efficient diesel and petrol available at launch

When launched this fall, Opel Zafira Tourer will be available with three versions of the 2.0 CDTI common-rail turbo diesel Astra and the familiar insignia. Output is 81 kW/110 hp and 96 kW/130 hp, while supply atmospheric distillation unit has been modified to provide 121 kW/165 hp. For the petrol range includes two small, fuel-efficient ECOTEC turbo petrol 1.4 units of 88 kW/120 hp and 103 kW/140 hp. six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available.

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Opel new Start / Stop technology that adds more fuel savings, especially in urban stop and go traffic, providing both 1.4 and 2.0 CDTI Turbo petrol engines.

Shortly after its creation, the Opel Zafira offers Tourer will be expanded with a super efficient fuel ecoFLEX model, and variants that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A few months later, high-performance driveline also presented, including units of the essence of a whole new generation.