New details are starting to emerge about the 2012 Opel Zafira. It will be larger, sportier and more luxurious than the model it replaces.

New details are starting to emerge about Opel's redesigned 2012 Zafira.

According to AutoBild, the MPV will grow in size to measure 4690mm long, 1820mm wide, and 1690mm tall. This will result in a more spacious cabin, which particular attention paid to the second and third rows. Speaking of the latter, the Zafira will adopt a Flex-7 seating system that allows the rear seats to be folded individually in a single motion.

On the styling front, we can expect an Ampera-inspried front end (as previewed by a leaked design sketch) and a sporty profile. Inside, the interior will be vastly improved with a design reminiscent of the Insignia and Astra.

Under the hood, a variety of engines will be offered. The petrols are expected to have output ranging from 120 hp (89 kW / 122 PS) to 180 hp (134 kW / 183 PS), while the diesels will produce 110 hp (82 kW / 112 PS) to 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS). They will be mated to the usual transmission choices, but in the future, a dual-clutch gearbox will be offered.

The Zafira is scheduled to debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for continuing coverage.