Since the images with partly camouflaged vehicle appeared on the internet and magazines, increasingly talking about the latest model of the Opel Zafira 2017 is not stopping. Its testing is in progress, and it is noticeable that every time appears the less covered so we can better see its improvements. As it seems at first glance, the most important change that has occurred is an evolution from the family minivan to a very interesting SUV. Now it will be put in a new segment but despite that, the manufacturer has decided to reduce its dimensions. In addition to this change, it will have a different shape, a revised cabin, and more powerful engine. Although it has gone through many changes since it first appeared in 1997 at the auto show in Frankfurt, it is expected that the latest will bring the greatest benefit.
Opel Zafira 2017 – Refreshed Appearance:
From the things which can be seen, the new Opel Zafira 2017 will be reduced, so its dimensions instead of the previous Length 4,660 mm (183.5 inches), Width 1,820 mm (71.7 inches), Height 1,690 mm (66.5 inches), Wheelbase 2,760 mm (108.7 inches). The characteristic headlamps which many claims to have a boomerang shape will get the more standard form. The reason for this is the use of the latest LED technology. The honeycomb shaped grid is likely to be replaced by one with horizontal holes. Back side is not expected to change much since it already looks quite modern and uses parts of the new generation. However, it will feature large rear doors and a spacious trunk.
The interior of the Opel Zafira 2017 brings some surprises. For starter, there will be three separate seats in the second row of three total. A good impression will provide high-quality leather on them and soft materials throughout the cabin. The colors will be selected carefully so we cannot see too aggressive ones. Another big change is in the technology. Opel will use the IntelLink system that will provide many benefits. One of those is the reduction of physical commands which will affect the functionality, but also more beautiful appearance. Best of all is that the new system will support both- Android and Apple. For more details, we will have to wait for some time, but with no doubt, there will be modern features such as dead angle camera, automatic climate and so on.
Opel Zafira 2017 – Rumors About Engine:
The engine of Opel Zafira 2017 can only be guessed. The stories tell that base model will have 1.4 liters EcoFlex LPG-burning option engine with 138 hp at 4,900 – 6,000 rpm. Another option is a petrol engine which will include a 1.6-liter inline 4 unit with outputs of 150 hp at 5,000 rpm and 155 lb·ft of torque at 2,300 – 5,000 rpm. A somewhat weaker variant which includes diesel will rely on 1.6-liter engine and will be able to create up to 134 hp. The manual 6-speed transmission will be standard while the automatic is an option.
Opel Zafira 2017 – Date, Price, and Competition:
It is assumed that Opel Zafira 2017 will be presented at the end of the year and best event for this may be Moto show in Paris. The price is likely to move to the one held by the current model, which means that the base model starts at $ 34,000. The biggest competition will represent Toyota Verso and Peugeot 6008.