Is it possible for a seven-seat MPV to be hip? GM thinks it is, and they have created the Opel/Vauxhall Zafira Concept as evidence. Photos and details inside.
Opel/Vauxhall have debuted their latest MPV design study at the Geneva Motor Show this week. The Zafira Tourer Concept is a "lounge on wheels", according to the automaker, that takes current family car offerings to the next level.
The car's interior is an evolution of GM's Flex7 seating arrangement, that allows the roomy four-seater to easily become a five-seater, with a third row of seating lifting or retracting with a single touch of a button. Passengers will notice that the already roomy interior seems even more spacious due to the panoramic glass roof. Ambient lighting gives the car a mellow vibe as well.
Rear passengers will be able to mount their favorite touch screen panels to the seat backs in front of them. Ambient LED lighting throughout the cabin and the roof can create a different atmosphere easily.
On the outside, the car takes cues from the Ampera, with similarly shaped bi-xenon headlights, nose and grille. LED daytime running lights and 20-inch alloys are also seen on the vehicle. Under the hood is a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that sips petrol thanks to a start/stop system.
It is very difficult for a seven-seat MPV to be considered hip, but GM has certainly given it their best shot with this model. The Opel Zafira Tourer Concept will remain on display throughout the Geneva Motor Show.