The new Zafira ecoFLEX has been released in the UK. It runs on a 1.7-litre CDTi turbo diesel engine making 110PS and 260Nm. C02 emissions are said to average 139g/km.

As part of its commitment to the eco-drive campaign, General Motors is introducing its ecoFLEX technology to the UK market through the Vauxhall Zafira. Using a new 1.7-litre turbo diesel motor, the Zafira ecoFLEX emits an average 139g/km of C02 gases.

In the UK this means it falls within the Band C for Vehicle Excise Duty and its BIK tax for company car drivers drops by four levels to 18%. This is the lowest taxation class for a 7-seater MPV in the UK. It should cost the customer £120 per year.

The 1.7 CDTi engine produces 110PS (81kW) and 260Nm of maximum torque. That gives it an acceleration time of 12.6 seconds from 0 - 60mph and a top speed of 112mph (180km/h). An average fuel consumption figure of 53.3mpg can be theoretically achieved which translates to a range of about 680 miles (1,094km).

The Zafira ecoFLEX is priced at £17,310 which is £100 more than the 1.9 CDTi model. It comes with the Opel/ Vauxhall Flex7 seating system, ABS and radio/CD player among other features.


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