The Opel Zafira Rourer Concept makes its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and gives a hint at a possible future production model.
The interior features a flexible seating layout that transforms the Zafira Tourer from a conventional five-seater or a seven-seater into a limousine-like, spacious four seater.
“The Zafira Tourer Concept’s exterior design also makes a bold statement with its sleek, flowing lines and premium feel.”
The Zafira Tourer Concept is powered by a new version of the downsized, fuel-efficient 1.4 Turbo featuring Start/Stop technology.
Below we report the official videos and the detailed design information, selected from Opel’s press release.
The Zafira Tourer Concept interior is bathed in light thanks to a panoramic windscreen that flows into a generous glass roof extending to the rear of the car.
Tiny metallic particles are embedded in the cabin’s upper sections to reflect the light and give off a warm glow that can be varied in different shades of yellow.
The latest evolution of the Flex7 seating system has two rows in place, providing five-seat capacity.
At the push of a button into a four-seater with limousine levels of space.
A new folding mechanism allows the centre section of the second row to fold down, revealing two armrests for occupants in the outer seats.
Extended footrests complement the seating system still further.
The concept’s tiltable three-piece headrests are electrically powered, though for safety reasons the driver’s remains in a vertical position when the car is in motion.
In the ‘lounge’ setting, with the exception of the driver’s headrest, each swivels 90 degrees to the horizontal position while the outer elements curve slightly forward.
Up front, a large touch-screen display dominates the centre console, above which a covered storage compartment can hold a tablet PC like an iPad. The heating can be controlled using two turn knobs below the display, and air conditioning via touch-buttons.
Thanks to the flexible and pivot-mounted tablet PCs on the front seat backs, passengers in the second row can comfortably surf the internet or control multi-media applications.
The seats are tailored in caramel leather with colour-matched quilted seams and stitching, contrasted with Cocoa dark brown door trim, soft deep-pile carpet and a host of premium materials.
At the front of the car, wing-shaped LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon AFL and fog lamps are all contained behind a single Plexiglass cover.
These combine with fog lamps encased in polished aluminum frames to visually shorten the front overhang. The characteristic Opel centre-crease on the hood reaches from the grille to the windscreen.
The aerodynamic body significantly reduces wind noise for quiet cruising and the silhouette, designers say, is reminiscent of a high-speed train.
Aerodynamic exterior mirrors house turn indicators that are encased like jewels in a polished aluminum body.
The dark LED tail lamps, which incorporate Opel’s signature blade, wrap around the body side and tailgate.
The horizontal aluminum bar stretches far into the light elements, giving the concept a broad, sporty look at the rear.
The parallelogram-shaped dual exhaust pipes are integrated in another aluminum bar in the lower fascia, adding to its distinctive appearance.
The dark metallic grey 20-inch twin-spoke alloy wheels with 245/40 R20 tires have polished high-gloss spokes that contrast with diamond-cut aluminum surfaces that make them stand out against the dark background of the rims.