Zafira A
Opel Zafira A

Overview

Also called
Chevrolet Nabira
Chevrolet Zafira
Holden Zafira
Subaru Traviq
Vauxhall Zafira
Production
1999–2005 (Germany)
2001–2012 (Brazil)
Assembly
Bochum, Germany
Rayong, Thailand (GM Thailand)
São José dos Campos, Brazil (GM Brazil)

Body and chassis

Class
Compact MPV
Platform
T-body platform

Powertrain

Engine
1.6 L Family 1 I4 (petrol)
1.8 L Family 1 I4 (petrol)
2.0 L Family II turbo I4 (petrol)
2.2 L Ecotec I4 (petrol)
2.0 L X20DTL/Y20DTH I4 (diesel)
2.2 L Y22DTR I4 (diesel)

Dimensions

Wheelbase
2,694 mm (106.1 in)
Length
4,317 mm (170.0 in)
Width
1,742 mm (68.6 in)
Height
1,684 mm (66.3 in)
Curb weight
1,320–1,560 kg (2,910–3,439 lb)

Chronology

Successor
Subaru Exiga (for Subaru Traviq, Japan)
Zafira B
Opel Zafira B

Overview

Also called
Chevrolet Zafira
Opel Zafira Family (2011–2014)
Vauxhall Zafira
Production
2005–2011
2012–2014 (Russia)
Assembly
Germany: Bochum
Poland: Gliwice
Russia: Kaliningrad

Body and chassis

Class
Compact MPV
Platform
T-body platform

Powertrain

Engine
1.6 L Family 1 I4 (petrol)
1.8 L Family 1 I4 (petrol)
2.0 L Ecotec turbo I4 (petrol)
2.2 L Ecotec I4 (petrol)
1.9 L CDTi I4 (diesel)
Transmission
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic

Dimensions

Wheelbase
2,703 mm (106.4 in)
Length
4,468 mm (175.9 in)
Width
1,801 mm (70.9 in)
Height
1,801 mm (70.9 in) (2006–2008)
1,636 mm (64.4 in) (2009–present)

Chronology

Successor
Chevrolet HHR (Mexico)
Chevrolet Orlando (Chile)
Zafira Tourer C
Opel Zafira Tourer C

Overview

Also called
Opel Zafira (Iceland)
Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Production
2011–present
Assembly
Bochum, Germany
Rüsselsheim, Germany
Kaliningrad, Russia (2012-2015)

Body and chassis

Class
Large MPV
Platform
Delta II platform

Powertrain

Engine
1.4 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (diesel)
2.0 L I4 (diesel)
Transmission
5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic

Dimensions

Wheelbase
2,760 mm (108.7 in)
Length
4,660 mm (183.5 in)
Width
1,820 mm (71.7 in)
Height
1,690 mm (66.5 in)

The Opel Zafira, also known as the Zafira Tourer since 2011, is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the German manufacturer Opel since the beginning of 1999. The first and second generation are classified compact MPVs, whereas the third generation, launched in the end of 2011, is classified as a large MPV.

It has also been marketed under the Vauxhall marque in the United Kingdom, the Holden marque in Australia, as well as under a number of other market specific brands and names.

Zafira A 1999–2005


Opel Zafira A
Opel Zafira A OPC

The first generation of the Zafira is usually referred to as Zafira A, as is customary for Opel models. Developed with the aid of Porsche, the Zafira was first shown in concept form at the 1997 Frankfurt Auto Show, and entered series production in January 1999, with sales beginning in April.

The car was based on the same platform as the 1998 Astra G, and shared much in common with that car. The Zafira A body was used in GM/Opel's concept hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle the HydroGen3. Offered with a series of petrol engines and initially a single diesel offering, the "X" engines were replaced by the newer "Z" engine generation in 2000.

These featured variable intake manifolds and were able to meet Euro 3 emissions standards. A facelift was launched in February 2003.

Introduced at Geneva in February 2001, the turbocharged Zafira OPC went on sale in October 2001. With 192 PS (141 kW), this was the fastest minivan on sale in Europe. Only available with a five speed manual transmission, 0–100 km/h (62 mph) can be reached in 8.2 seconds and the top speed is 220 km/h (137 mph). The popular 2 litre turbodiesels were complemented by a 125 PS (92 kW) 2.2 litre option in January 2002.

Zafira B 2005–2014


Opel Zafira B (2006–2009)
Opel Zafira B (2009–2014)
Opel Zafira OPC (2009–2011)

The second generation of the Zafira, called the Zafira B, debuted in Europe in 2005, with sales starting on 9 July 2005. It shared the platform and mechanical parts with the Opel Astra H.

In February 2007, the Zafira B was launched in Singapore. By March 2007, the model had only been introduced in Europe and Singapore. It went on sale in Mexico in April 2006 and Chile in September 2007. In both countries it was branded as a Chevrolet Zafira.

Although this generation was replaced in 2011 by the Zafira C, this model remained in production until 2014, retailing as the Zafira Family.

However, by 2010, reflecting both its status as a run out model, and adverse consumer reaction to uncertainty over Opel's future, the car was outsold by the more recently face-lifted Volkswagen Touran on the German market, with 2,568 Zafiras sold in the first two months of the year, against 7,270 Tourans.

Zafira Tourer C, 2011–present


The third generation of the Zafira, called the Zafira Tourer, was previewed in concept form at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, as the 'Zafira Tourer Concept'. It is largely based on the Opel Astra J, and was revealed that, when the Zafira Tourer C goes on sale, the Zafira B would remain on sale, albeit in facelifted form as the "Zafira Family", to act as a smaller and cheaper version, as the Zafira Tourer C increased in size to act as a proper rival to the Ford S-Max. A hybrid/electric version was expected to follow during 2012. This car indirectly replaces the Opel Sintra, which was discontinued in May 1999.

In June 2016, the facelift of the Zafira Tourer was unveiled for 2017. As part of the upgrade, new front and rear bumpers and interior bring styling in line with the Opel Astra K. OnStar has also been introduced part of an updated IntelliLink infotainment system, complete with 4G LTE hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Other new options for MY2017 include adaptive LED headlights, "Opel Eye" front camera, high beam assist, traffic sign assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control.
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