We have new spy pics of the third-gen Zafira, but does it look as nice as the last year's sketch? Find out inside.

The first spy photos of the 2012 Opel Zafira have been captured following an inspection of the front-wheel drive MPV by the automaker's design team.  However, there are several differences between the prototype and the vehicle seen in a leaked design sketch last year.

Amongst those differences, are the bigger lower grille and a slightly flatter roofline.  However, with the break in camouflage near the C-pillar, it is possible that padding along the roof has given us the wrong impression.  With all the camo around headlights, we will still hold out optimism that the front light clusters will retain the dynamic look seen in the sketch.

The third-generation Zafira rides on the same platform as the Astra, and could get similar engines.  The 2012 Opel Zafira will likely debut at September's Paris Motor Show.