Opel Zafira Tourer
Opel Zafira Tourer Opel Zafira Tourer
How to avoid depression to the father of the family? The wife saws, the offspring squeals, and from their constant cries, even her beloved sofa, it seems, has become not so soft. And the dreams of youth … Where are they now? Need to buy a car! In a comfortable car, the wife will again turn into a complaisant girl, the children will enthusiastically look at the sky through the panoramic roof and at least briefly forget their “why” and “how”, and you can please your loved one with, say, an abundance of electronic systems. Combine all the required qualities in the strength of a compact van. Say, "Opel Zafira Tourer."
Already in the parking lot, it stands out from the crowd. The boomerang block headlights (made up of headlights and fog lights) reminded the innovative electric Ampere. In their upper part there are daytime running lights of a pterygoid shape. Calm minivan body features are a thing of the past, now sports style dominates. I lower my eyes to 19-inch wheels with a “40th” tire profile … But is it too much? However, such “shoes” are an option. You can stay on the 17-inch.
I get into the car, trying to get used to the difficult role of a large father of the family. Does not work. A leather seat with developed lateral support immediately grabs the sides. How similar it is to what stands in Astra OPC! This is for those who keep their rider inside their gray hair and don’t miss a single Formula 1 broadcast.
Aluminum pedals, as you know, are not standard equipment. Otherwise, the front of the interior is clearly reminiscent of "Astra."
Aluminum pedals, as you know, are not standard equipment. Otherwise, the front of the interior is clearly reminiscent of "Astra." Aluminum pedals, as you know, are not standard equipment. Otherwise, the front of the interior is clearly reminiscent of "Astra."
In general, a driver's seat is for an individualist, a sportsman in the past. And where is …
They are behind. This is where Zafira turns into a spacious car for a cell of society. Actually, such a car was before. But there are significant changes. Compared to the previous version, the new wheelbase has increased by 57 mm, the length has increased by 190 mm, the width and height - by 85 and 50 mm, respectively. Consider that with the new generation, Zafira has almost moved to the class of full-fledged minivans.
What's new inside? If earlier the middle sofa could be spread out only in the proportion of 60:40, and it moved back and forth only entirely, now in the second row there are three completely separate chairs: each one even has an individual adjustment in the longitudinal direction (up to 210 mm). The backs of chairs can be fixed in four positions, and by pulling on the loop-shaped red handles, these places are easy to fold, and a flat platform is formed for transporting long lengths. But the standard volume of the trunk with the third row recessed into the floor is quite enough for a family of four to five people.
And the new Zafira received the Lounge Seating system. It is included in the equipment of the expensive Cosmo version and allows you to deftly turn the middle row of the second row into a large armrest, and thanks to the special slide system, move the side seats back and closer to the center of the cabin. It turns out something similar to seats in an airplane business class: with an excellent supply of space in the shoulders and legs.
In the rear, there is room for transformation. Let's say that the central place of the middle row can be turned into an armrest
In the rear, there is room for transformation. Let's say that the central place of the middle row can be turned into an armrest. In the rear, there is room for transformation. Let's say that the central place of the middle row can be turned into an armrest.
Too bad the third row is still cramped. There are two separate seats that fold flush with the boot floor. No, with my height it’s better to be in the driver's seat!
Looking for some 2-liter diesel. Finally, they decided to sell a car with such a motor in Russia! In Germany, they ask from 25, 450 euros for the diesel version, and the base price for Zafira is 22, 950 euros. We will have available and probably the most popular cars with petrol engines of 1.8 liters (115 hp) and 1.4 liters (140 hp). But I really wanted in the first place to try a motor that has not been circled in Russia yet. And this is the most powerful engine in the range!
True, I did not find any special talents with him. The working range is narrow, it gives average acceleration, and is still clearly noisy for a modern diesel engine. The front suspension for the van was borrowed from Insignia; the Astra acted as a donor to the semi-dependent rear with Watt's mechanism. And in my car there was also a custom adaptive FlexRide system, which allows me to choose from various modes of operation of the power unit, chassis, steering and even change the color of the instrument lighting. Having tried the sports mode, I ended up pushing the button to turn the car into the most comfortable one - Tour (a neutral Standart is also provided). The response to the gas pedal became smoother, the behavior of the car - softer. What you need for a family van.
At short stops, the start / stop system wakes up. When shifting the gear lever to “neutral” and releasing the clutch, the engine turns off, reducing idling time. But it takes a habit. I drive up to a traffic light with the engine already off. Green lights up - I squeeze the clutch, and the engine is silent. It turns out that you still need to press the brake. But this system can be turned off by pressing the Eco key.
On the tachometer of cars with the "start / stop" function, the corresponding mark is applied. During short stops, when the engine turns off, the arrow freezes near it. If the engine is stopped, the arrow goes to the OFF position
On the tachometer of cars with the "start / stop" function, the corresponding mark is applied. During short stops, when the engine turns off, the arrow freezes near it. If the engine is stopped, the arrow goes to the OFF position. On the tachometer of cars with the "start / stop" function, the corresponding mark is applied. During short stops, when the engine turns off, the arrow freezes near it. If the engine is stopped, the arrow goes to the OFF position.
Yes, similar things can be found on much cheaper cars, but adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights or a road sign reading system now available on Zafira are usually a privilege of premium segment models. But it wasn’t a problem for Opel to equip compact vehicles with these advanced devices - they had already been tested at Insignia. I think if the father of a large family was driving this car, he would be pleased. But is this not the main thing in family life?
From the beginning of next year, the line of minivan engines will be replenished with a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit running on natural gas (CNG). Its carbon dioxide emissions will be 129 g / km.
The engine control system was adapted to operate on environmentally friendly fuel, and pistons and valves were used in the design of the engine other than on gasoline versions. Four gas cylinders were placed at the rear of the machine. By the end of the year, the company will also present a 140-hp engine using liquefied gas as fuel. Both engines meet Euro 5 standards. The Opel Special Vehicle GmbH subsidiary, Opel, will install gas-balloon equipment on minivans.
There will also be motors with ecoFLEX technology, which Opel has been developing for quite some time. This is a 2-liter diesel engine (130 hp) with a start / stop system in the basic equipment, consuming 4.5 liters of diesel fuel per 100 km, as well as a 1.4-liter gasoline supercharged engine of 120 hp.; its consumption in the combined cycle is 6.3 l / 100 km.
Opel Zafira Tourer
Opel Zafira Tourer Opel Zafira Tourer