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2012 Opel Zafira Tourer (Selection, Edition, Sport, INNOVATION) Review


The new Zafira Tourer offers the luxury comfort of first class travel and is packed with innovative technology. All this is available for little money. What was traditionally the preserve of the luxury vehicle segment, is now available to anyone who drives the Zafira Tourer.
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The owners of such a vehicle can enjoy the unique atmosphere of a lounge on wheels. The Zafira boasts a completely revamped Flex 7 seating system plus a series of typical Opel flexibility solutions. It hereby raises the bar higher in its own class for versatility and cabin atmosphere. The undisputed champion of flexibility made its world debut just in time for the 64th International Motor Show in Frankfurt. It can be purchased in four different styles: Selection, Edition, Sport, and INNOVATION.
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The basic price for the Selection 1.8 Liter gasoline edition with 85kW/115hp is 22.950 Euro (Recommended retail price including VAT). The 88kW/120hp 1.4 Liter turbo charged gasoline variant costs 25.050 Euro as an Edition model. The “Sport” variant equipped with the same engines starts at 27.550 Euro. The prices for the leader in the Zafira Tourer class, the “Innovation”, start at 28.850 Euro. Opel’s life-long warranty up to 160,000 km is always included in the price. Starting in January 2012, the Zafira Tourer is available at the dealers.
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Lounge seating system provides all round cabin comfort
The unique lounge seating system ensures that passengers in the rear enjoy the same high level comfort as a luxury limousine. The new and generous distribution of space comes as a standard feature for top “Innovation” model. For a mere 295 Euro customers purchasing the Edition and Sport variants can also enjoy the benefits of the vast and flexible cabin space. With just a few movements, the three separate seats in the second row can easily be turned into two seats, giving passengers a lot more legroom and space around the shoulders. The third seat which has been folded away doubles up as a comfortable armrest for passengers sitting on the outside.
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Just in time for its sales debut, the Opel Zafira Tourer in its 2.0 CDTI Common Rail Turbo Diesel Edition is available in three performance categories: 81 kW/110hp, 96 kW/130 hp and 121 kW/165 hp as a reworked and more powerful engine. In addition, two very efficient 1.4 Liter turbo gasoline variants with 88 kW/120hp and 85kW/115hp will be available. Apart from the most basic gasoline and diesel models, all others are equipped with the fuel-saving Start/Stop technology.
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For example, the 2.0 CDTI ecoFLEX Zafira Tourer (starting at 26.805 Euro) with its 96kW/130 hp engine only consumes 4.5 Liters of diesel on a journey of 100 kilometers (119 g/km CO2). This makes it one of the most efficient and most environmentally-friendly compact monocabs.
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The driver assistance system is a major innovation in the new Zafira Tourer and a raft of new safety-orientated technologies on board are equally innovative. For example, there are assistance systems in place such as: radar-based adaptive cruise control, intelligent light ranging (ILR), traffic sign recognition, side blind spot alert, collision imminent braking and the advanced park assist.
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The new driver assistance systems ensure a relaxing, comfortable and safe driving experience. The second generation of the multi-award winning front-eye camera (800 Euro) is the backbone of all of these new systems. The combination of the frontal Opel eye camera and radar built into the radiator grille (1.300 Euro). The second generation of the fully integrated and exclusive FlexFix bicycle carrying system is also available for a further 790 Euro. FlexFix is now more easy to use than ever and offers a range of new functions. With an additional adaptor (199 Euro) up to four bicycles can be transported at a time.

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