The new model will replace the GSi version.
The VXR variant will include a 238bhp, 320Nm 2.0-litre turbo engine which it shares with the Astra VXR.
Coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox, it’s estimated that the Zafira VXR will reach 60mph from a standstill in 7.2 seconds, and have a top speed of 144mph.
Exterior styling includes the VXR trademark honeycomb grille, a larger front bumper with a central air intake and integrated fog lights.
A spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/40 ZR 18 tyres are also included.
The new Zafira range goes on sale in July, with the VXR model following three months later in October. Prices will be announced nearer to launch.