The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer: The UK’s Favourite Family Car?

When you’ve got a growing family, you need a car that’s capable of transporting everyone. Apart from people, you’ll often have to carry a house load of cargo with you, even for the shortest of journeys. It often makes sense to buy an MPV or “multi-purpose vehicle” for such lifestyle demands.

In the UK, one model that seems high up on people’s vehicle shortlists is the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer. The car is also sold under the Opel moniker in Europe and other markets.

The Zafira Tourer first got unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car. It then entered production later that year. Models such as the Ford S-Max compete in the same market as the Zafira Tourer. But what makes Vauxhall’s offering a more attractive option?

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It features the popular “Flex7” seating system

The previous Zafira models came with the Flex7 seating system as standard. In the new Zafira Tourer model, it’s had a few upgrades to make it even more practical and flexible.

For example, the middle row of seating now has three individual seats. That makes it more adaptable to the changing needs of any family. Previous models only had 60/40 split-folding rear seats.

It’s a practical people carrier

The Vauxhall Zafira is a car known for its practicality. The latest Zafira Tourer model carries on with that tradition and enhances the experience.

Take the front seat storage system. Between the driver and passenger seats is a storage bin that operates on rails. It’s also got those ever-useful cupholders!

The new Zafira Tourer contains around thirty different storage locations throughout the vehicle. Few car makers can boast such an array of useful features for a family car!

You won’t have an aching body after a long journey

The trouble with some people carriers is that they aren’t designed for long journeys. As a result, occupants get out of the car and are in complete agony!

That’s not the case with the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer; I’m pleased to say. As it happens, my brother recently bought one from the Pentagon-Group. I asked him if I could borrow his car for the weekend and I let him use my car in the meantime.

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After a 300 mile journey, both myself and the other occupants of the car felt fine! In fact, it was as though we’d only been on a quick ten-minute trip!

My brother clearly did his research before he bought his Zafira Tourer. Even my kids didn’t complain much about being “stuck in the car” like they often do in my car.

Tech equipment to please any gadget geeks

Last, but not least, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer offers a range of tech features as standard. For example, DAB digital radio and cruise control are available on even the basic trims.

Mid-range models add park assist, USB connectivity and electronic climate control. The range-topping Elite models come with an electronic parking brake too.

So, if you’re looking to buy an MPV soon, I suggest considering the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer.

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