Monday, June 25, 2012

2012 Opel Zafira Tourer Review

Opel Zafira Tourer makes its world premiere at the 64th International Fair of Frankfurt am Main, 15-25 September 2011. Offering a perfect blend of functionality and well-being, Opel Zafira Insignia Tourer provides the values ​​of high quality and innovative technology and design philosophy of Opel - "art of sculpture is combined with German precision - to MPV segment.


"Tourer" in the name represents a qualitative leap on extensive Flex7 redesigned system, the third generation of the Opel compact van sets new standards for passenger cabin flexibility and quality. But the deformation exceeds this increased ability to convert its use of space: the general experience has been updated. A relaxing drive premium features allow sophisticated design, airy house, with a chassis updated and innovative technologies that improve the comfort and safety.


Comparison flexibility gives rear passengers a new sense of class

When it was launched in 1999, the first generation Opel Zafira is not only the top seven positions in its class. It also established new standards of flexibility fully integrated into the motherboard. This means that it is necessary for absorbing and storing heavy seats. Since 1999, Opel has sold more than 2.2 million units of generation Zafira two in Europe. With the Meriva, the leader of the European class into small MPV, the Opel Zafira has set the benchmark in flexibility and in the minivan 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 slip along the 210 mm.

In addition, second-row passengers can enjoy a unique, voluntary Lounge Seating System, which offers a full limousine as seats and comfort. Thank you for your ingenious folding mechanism, the second row of rear seats fold down center and roll to provide a comfortable armrests and a passenger in marginal positions. A longitudinal movement of the border points, in this case is extended to 280 mm - 70 mm more than the standard version and 80 mm more than the current Zafira. In addition, the points of the edge of 50 mm slide toward the center of the cabin, a real news 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.

Unique features to further enhance the flexibility Tourer Opel Zafira

Thank you to its spacious interior and flexible seating system, 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 ), when all rear seats are folded down.

It also provides sufficient space, including revolutionary multi-functional flex console, enhancing innovative FlexRail introduced last year in a Meriva. This normative innovation is another example of the flexibility premium Opel Zafira Tourer. The armrest has a storage box and follow the two cupholders sliding on aluminum to the desired position, the flexible use of the generous space between the front seats - exactly where it is most accessible and useful.

The second generation Opel FlexFix unique integrated system of bicycle touring next year as the new Opel Zafira. So far, about 60,000 customers are opting for this Opel acclaimed carrier, which is integrated into the rear bumper and simply pulled out of the box. Based on the experience of first-generation system has been redesigned and has a new latch that makes it even more functional and easy to use.


Opel Zafira is characterized by Sports Tourer

"The Zafira is the icon of the flexibility of Opel, and we wanted to bring more excitement and superior quality in its third generation," said Mark Adams, vice president of Opel / Vauxhall design. "The Tourer Opel Zafira made a statement with its sleek, sporty and premium feel."

badge front and a bold twin boomerang graphics, ranging up to the fog lights below, its characteristic center crease Opel and proud trapezoidal grille to create a dynamic, progressive aspect, van unusual. Like all other models in the headlights have the Opel-typical 'wing-shaped light feel.

Rationalization, the aerodynamic design of the body Tourer Opel Zafira offers a silhouette reminiscent of a high-speed train. The belt line sweeps upward with a gesture like a hockey stick-visual and propels the vehicle forward, while the Opel role of "Blade" sculpts and adds movement to the side of the body.

Charts wing-shaped headlights is repeated in the taillights that can be improved thanks to LED technology. The horizontal chrome bar bearing the Opel logo which extends in the distribution of light elements that give a broad Tourer Opel Zafira sporty and rear and adding a touch of premium.

As for the interior, the driver's vision has been greatly improved thanks to a redesigned front design with slim A-pillars, large windows and a rear-view mirror repositioned side mirror - now mounted on the door panel.

The high quality of the cabin is dominated by the dynamic, sculptural forms and a sense of comfort. The bright and airy lounge atmosphere of the Opel Zafira Tourer can be enhanced by the panoramic windscreen available - an innovation introduced in 2005 Opel Astra GTC in. He throws in a generous glass roof that extends all the way visually to the rear of the vehicle.

FlexRide adaptive chassis control improves the comfort and safety

For a relaxed feel, the Opel Zafira Hatchback mechatronic chassis is designed to provide an exceptional level of comfort and safety. Compared to the previous generation, the wheelbase and track increased significantly benefit driving comfort and dynamic stability: The wheelbase is 2,760 mm (+57 mm), while the tracks 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 multitude of innovative Assistant Conductor improve comfort and overall safety in the new Zafira Tourer.

A new feature of the Opel range, radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMB) constantly monitors the distance to the vehicle ahead. If the safety distance is not defined observed, the system automatically slows the vehicle or, in extreme cases, begins emergency braking to avoid a 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:

Where information on the distance (IED) and the distance to visually alert the driver of the vehicle in front.

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 assistant controller also make their first appearance in the Tourer Opel Zafira:

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

* For ease of parking movements advanced 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.

Opel new start / stop technology, providing additional fuel savings, especially in urban stop and go traffic, offered with two petrol and 2.0 CDTi 1.4 Turbo powertrain.

Shortly after its debut, the Opel Zafira offers extended Tourer super fuel Ecoflex model and options, compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). A few months later, a powerful transmission is also implemented, such as petrol units of a completely new generation.

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