New front and rear-end styling and interior improvements for Vauxhall Zafira Tourer
Jimi Beckwith
10 February 2016

The facelifted Vauxhall Zafira MPV has been spied winter testing ahead of its public debut.

Our spies caught the upcoming Zafira in Scandinavia, with heavy camouflage at the front and rear hinting that this is where the majority of the revisions will be made. 

Through the camouflage, it can be seen that the front-end styling has been tweaked to fit more in line with the new Astra and Corsa, with more swept-back headlights and a revised grille among the changes. The distinctive boomerang-shaped headlights and headlight surrounds will be carried over from the pre-facelift model. Styling changes at the rear are harder to make out, but a revised bumper is suggested by the camouflaged area. 

Inside, the Zafira will benefit from the same dramatic changes seen in the new Astra and Insignia models, with a more intuitive, modern layout and upmarket materials, as well as following the industry-wide trend of adopting a larger touchscreen infotainment system to minimise the use of dash-mounted buttons. 

No further changes are visible, so it's likely that the Zafira will maintain the same 710-litre bootspace with five seats in place as the current-generation Zafira. The rear doors are still conventional hinged doors, so the Zafira will lack the sliding doors from which many of its rivals benefit. 

We expect to get a first official look at the upcoming Zafira in the coming months, although after the current Zafira's launch in 2011, the car is unlikely to go on sale until late 2016 or early 2017. 

Our Verdict

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is a super-stylish MPV but lacks sliding rear doors

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