German car manufacturer Open is shortly launching Opel Zafira Tourer 2016, a MUV designed in the style of SUV. The new model is considered to be the largest vehicle in this segment from Opel. However, as per sources, size of Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 will be slightly shorter, i.e. 14.92 ft (previous model stands at a length of 15.28 ft), and will ride on the latest French EM2 platform.
Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 – New Exterior Design
Design, this time, is facing a crossover from the traditional MUVs to compact reformed SUVs. Quite interesting in its outlook, this latest sensation from Opel will feature larger grill with altered system lines, bigger breeze vents, halogen head lamps, 16” alloy wheels, rear window defogger, expanded roof contour, body colored door handles and mirrors, electronic mirrors, roof rails, and redesigned front side. Bumpers of both rear and front also come with the same shade as that of the body. Basically, this new model looks a fair bit reminiscent of the latest Peugeot 308 and Astra K.
The new Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 will feature an entirely remodeled interior cabin with sitting arrangement for 3 in the second row. You must be wondering, “What’s new to it? Present model also features sitting accommodation for 3 in the middle.” Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 will feature 3 separate seats in second row. Now, that looks impressive! Cushion like fabric seats promises highest form of comfort. Rear seats can be folded to free up more space.
Seat adjustments can be done manually since automatic option is not present. Armrest is available at the front seats. Driving becomes easy with power steering and tilt adjustment. Additional interior features include rear AC vents, central locking, cup holders, reading lamps, and vanity mirror. The new version will also have better leg spacing ability for better comfort.
Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 – Engine Specifications
Bigger a vehicle, more powerful should be its engine to provide better output in terms of acceleration and speed. Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 will come in both Diesel as well Petrol variants. As per news, there will be a couple of sub-variants in each of these variants.
For Petrol variants, basic version will be fitted with a 1.6 L inline 4 cylinder engine to deliver maximum power output of 197 hp and torque generation of 207 lb-ft. Economic version will feature more powerful 1.8 L inline 4 cylinder-engines with 130 lb-ft torque and 140 hp power generation.
1.6L engine offering 120 hp Power and 240 lb-hp Torque will come with the economic version. Advanced version will feature more powerful CDTI 2.0L engine with capability to generate 190 hp of maximum power and 260 lb-ft of highest torque.
Transmission & Fuel Consumption:
Be it diesel or petrol, the engines will be mated to massive six-speed manual transmission with latest technology incorporated to reduce friction level. Also, automatic transmission will be available (optional). Presence of Stop-Start Technology will help in reducing overall fuel consumption, thus promising 4.5 L per 100 mph.
Stop-Start technology in Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 should reduce fuel consumption to about 5.6 L/ 62 miles. The CO2 emission is expected to be around 119 g/km. Opel Zafira Tourer Minivan acceleration is also quite impressive: 0-100 mph in just 13.6 sec considering its size. Top speed is expected to be around 180-190 mph.
Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 – Release Date and Pricing
While the release dates of new Opel Zafira Tourer 2016 are not confirmed yet, sources are saying that it will see the limelight in the spring of 2016. Price will be around $32,000.