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Vauxhall reveals Zafira concept

Vauxhall has released the first official pictures of its Zafira Tourer Concept which is the strongest hint yet of what the production version will look like. Vauxhall Zafira concept

The new model will feature the Flex7 seating system which has been upgraded to allow for more configurations. With two rows in place, providing five-seat capacity, the Zafira concept can be transformed into a four-seater with large amounts of leg room.

A new folding mechanism allows the centre section of the second row to fold down, revealing two armrests for occupants in the outer seats. These seats can then slide back and towards each other.

The concept’s tilt-able three-piece headrests are electrically powered, though for safety reasons the driver’s remains in a vertical position when the car is in motion. In the ‘lounge’ setting, with the exception of the driver’s headrest, each swivels 90 degrees to the horizontal position while the outer elements curve slightly forward.

The interior centre console has a large touch-screen display, above which is a covered storage compartment that can hold a tablet personal computer like an iPad.

The Zafira Tourer Concept is powered by a new version of the downsized 1.4 Turbo featuring start/stop technology.

Vauxhall hasn’t revealed when the production version of the new Zafira will go on sale in the UK. More information is likely to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

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