By Wayne Gorrett
➤ Arrives in UK showrooms in October, priced from £18,615
➤ Eight trims: Design, Energy, SRi, SRi Nav, SE, Tech Line, Elite & Elite Nav
➤ Petrol & diesel engines, manual & auto ‘boxes in 32-model line-up
Vauxhall has released price and specification details of its 2017 Zafira Tourer line-up. The Tourer is different from the standard, five-seat Zafira in that it offers a more family friendly seven-seat capacity. It will be in showrooms from October this year, priced from £18,615.
The new Zafira Tourer has received external and internal design enhancement. Gone are the front boomerang-shaped light clusters and in comes a more contemporary cluster design, borrowing major characteristics from those seen on the new Astra.
The latest model continues with the best bits from the current model such as the Flex7 seating system, ergonomically-certified AGR front seats, the Flex-Fix bicycle carrier and FlexRide adaptive damping.
Eight trim grades make up the new 32-model Zafira Tourer range, namely ‘Design’, ‘Energy’, ‘Sri’, ‘SRi Nav’, ‘SE’, ‘Tech Line’, ‘Elite’ and ‘Elite Nav’.
Prices start from £18,615 for the 140PS 1.4i turbo in Design trim, which comes with Vauxhall’s IntelliLink system and seven-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto available.
OnStar, Vauxhall’s personal concierge service, is standard across the range and the base model comes with digital radio and cruise control, LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors.
Sensibly, Vauxhall has kept to just two the number of engines available on the forthcoming Zafira Tourer: the1.4-litre turbocharged injected petrol unit which offers an impressive 140PS is available with manual or automatic transmission, or the 2.0-litre CDTi diesel also offered in either manual or automatic transmission.
The 2.0-litre CDTi 170PS diesel engine with start/stop manual transmission offers customers CO2 figures from 129g/km and achieves a combined fuel consumption of 54.3mpg.
The range-topping Elite Nav model adds the Vauxhall 950 satellite navigation system and 18” alloy wheels. A panoramic sunroof is also standard in this trim, as is heated leather front furniture, tinted rear windows, climate control and front fogs. The Elite Nav trim is priced from £25,445.
➤ My first-drive report will follow – ^WG.