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Car on sale 2012; first spy pictures show it testing in the UK

This is the new Vauxhall Zafira, which has been spotted undergoing development testing in the UK.

The new seven-seat Vauxhall Zafira is set for launch in 2012, and is said by Vauxhall to be more grown-up and sophisticated than its predecessors, a decision no doubt influenced by the success of its rivals.

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The shape of the next Vauxhall Zafira draws nothing from the outgoing model, but incorporates differently expressed Astra/Insignia features such as the side blade, grille and wing-shaped headlights.

The interior has plenty of influence from the forthcoming Vauxhall Astra, too, though Vauxhall’s mission is to move its MPV up a class, into Ford S-Max territory (and presumably charge more for it).

The Zafira’s three-row flexible seating system has been completely redesigned and provides independent seats for all occupants. The middle and rear seats can all fold away, leaving a perfectly flat load space.

The next Zafira range is also likely to be offered with Ecoflex-badged versions – Vauxhall’s low-CO2 sub-brand.

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K_A 28 September 2009

Re: New Vauxhall Zafira spied

The Zafira is due to be replaced by 2012. Test mules have already been caught undergoing winter-testing last year.

Dave52 27 September 2009

Re: New Vauxhall Zafira spied

rogerthecabinboy wrote:
Dave, it(the new Meriva, of course) looks a nice little car - should be a good seller. Good luck with it.

Thanks. It's to be hoped it goes well - for lots of reasons, most all too obvious to the world.

J400uk 26 September 2009

Re: New Vauxhall Zafira spied

Definletely looks like the Meriva. The Zafira was only recently facelifted and isn't due for replacement yet.

As a side note, anyone else think they have slightly copied the Merc B-Class with the rear of this car?