Vauxhall Zafira Tourer gets green light

* Concept car now confirmed for production * Zafira Tourer a Ford S-Max rival * On sale by the end of the year...

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What Car? Staff
18 May 2011

Vauxhall has confirmed that the Zafira Tourer concept car MPV revealed at the Geneva motor show in February will be on sale later this year.

The car will be sold alongside the Zafira, which remains in the Vauxhall line-up.

The Zafira Tourer, a rival for the likes of the Ford S-Max, will have an updated version of the Flex7 seating system found in the 'standard' Zafira. The middle row of seats now has three individual seats rather than a bench. They each can be folded and move forwards and backwards.

In certain versions, says Vauxhall, the back of the middle seat now folds forward and rotates giving passengers on the outer seats individual armrests. The outer seats can also move up to 50mm towards the middle of the car, giving passengers extra shoulder room.

The cars can also be fitted with Vauxhall's Flexfix integrated bike carrier, which fits into the rear bumper and pulls out like a drawer.

Also available as an option will be the Flexride adjustable suspension.

The engine line-up includes a new 1.4 turbo petrol, a 1.8 petrol with a range of power outputs and a new 2.0 CDTi diesel with three outputs. Vauxhall says certain petrol and diesel engines will come with Start-Stop.

The car will be launched at the Frankfurt motor show in September and be on sale by the end of the year. Prices have yet to be released, but we expect the Zafira Tourer to start at around 22,000.