The latest 2016 Vauxhall /Opel Zafira concept is developed beside the corporate Meriva model. General Motors In cooperation with PSA group have decided to Zafira 2016 from the family minivan become SUV-styled MPV. On the American market should appear as a 2016 Buick Envision.
It still isn’t quite certain which company will get the opportunity to build the vehicle, but according to rumors, production will begin in 2016 at PSA’s Sochaux plant in France. Though it may also be built in Rüsselsheim-Germany, as well.
Opel plans to reduce the size of the new Zafira – currently one of the largest vehicles in the segment – from 15.28 ft down to 14.92 ft, and also to reshape the vehicle to look more like a crossover rather than an MPV. French buyers now seem to prefer compact SUVs and crossovers. The vehicle is expected to ride on the French-developed EMP2 platform.
New Zafira Exterior
This time, the Zafira is about to get brand new design which includes the new front side, larger grille altered lines of the system, reshaped contour of lighter-groups, larger breeze vents, a wide range of roof contours and much, much more. It seems like 2016 Opel Zafira will be reminiscent of new Astra K and Peugeot 308.
2016 Opel Zafira Interior
It has been announced that there will be one huge change in the cabin – there will be three separate seats in the second row.
In order to find out some more information about the basic and additional equipment we will have to wait for the company to listings. But from what is known, we should expect the same level of equipment as other new models of the company. Compound spaciousness quality materials and finishes that can be seen and felt, is characterized by the interior design of the new Opel Zafira Tourer. Soft, pleasant material, with a carefully selected combination of colors atmosphere, leaving an immediate and lasting impression.
Engine and Specs
The larger the vehicle, the more powerful the engine. It is also desirable to find both petrol and diesel options. Therefore, 2016 Opel Zafira will certainly comprise of two petrol and two diesel run products. Basic version needs to be powered by a 1.6-liter Inline-4 engine which delivers 197 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Another petrol-engine alternative is 1.8-liter Inline-4 engine producing 140 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. As for the diesel solutions, a 1.6-liter engine will be offered, putting out up to 120 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque. And, for those looking for an additional effective diesel engine, there will be a 2.0-liter CDTi delivering 190 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.
All engines will most probably be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with reduced friction and the replacement for electrical system during braking. Automatic transmission will be offered as optional.
Stop-Start technology should reduce fuel consumption to about 4,5 l/100 km. The CO2 emission should be about 119 g/km.
2016 Opel Meriva
Price and release date
There is no precise data regarding release date and price. It is assumed that the new model will likely hit the market in spring 2016, and predicted price for Opel Zafira 2016 Tourer base type is about 18,000 Euros and going up to 30,000 Euros ($32,000) for the best-equipped and most expensive model.
Competition for the new Zafira 2016 could be the new Peugeot 6008 2016, 2016 Toyota Verso or in the US market 2017 Chrysler Town & Country.
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