Vauxhall reveals more Zafira details

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer remains a concept car, but will strongly influence the future production version of the practical seven-seat MPV.

Featuring a bold overhaul to the exterior, the car features a front end reminiscent of the Vauxhall Ampera extended-range electric vehicle.

This includes the new, smaller grille complete with new Griffin badge and distinctive curved headlamps.

The overall profile of the car is sleeker than the current generation, helped by a panoramic windscreen and a glass roof reaching to the back end of the car.

Vauxhall’s Zafira Tourer Concept includes grey 20" twin-spoke alloy wheels, fog lamps, daytime running lights and exterior mirror indicators.

Inside, Vauxhall will re-introduce the versatile ‘Flex7’ seating arrangement of the current version, which includes folding mechanisms to change the seat layout to a vast array of configurations.

These include four, five and seven seat variations in three rows of seats – further boosting the versatility of one of the most flexible large cars on the market.

Building on the current model’s equipment list, the concept has three-piece, electrically powered headrests, a large touch screen display and a compartment capable of holding an iPad or other tablet.

Tablet PC’s also appear on the back of the front seats, allowing passengers access to the internet of multi-media applications.

The interior is finished with leather and deep-pile carpet to give the cabin a more upmarket and luxurious feel than has previously been seen in the segment.

Under the bonnet, the engine technology is based around an improved version of the 1.4 Turbo unit and features StartStop technology to reduce fuel consumption around the city.

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer Concept will be revealed next week at the Geneva Motor Show and a production version is expected to be revealed later in the year.