Opel Zafira is the name of a new model produced by Opel and is set to enter the UK car market very soon. It has been around for a few years already in the South African car industry and despite some rumors and rumblings, it is proving to be a successful model. The brand first made an appearance in the UK market with the Opel Zafira range and has since then established a good reputation for itself in the UK car market. This new model promises to continue that success and it is due to some very good factors that Opel is looking to strengthen their position in the UK car industry. In this article, we take a look at some of these factors and how they might help Opel become even more dominant in the UK car industry.
First of all, it is important to mention the general design of the Opel Zafira. It is a very refined design and it looks like it was designed especially for the British car market. The body is made from aluminum alloy with frosted windows, which give the car a very sporty feel. The new Opel Zafira is also available in a host of different colors such as lime green, light gold, and deep blue.
One of the most popular features of the new Opel Zafira is its 2.2L H GM engine. This small but powerful engine is able to pump out power and although it might not sound powerful it packs a punch. The car styling on the Opel Zafira is very unique with the hood being designed in a diamond shape and the headlights being arranged in a bull bar configuration. This is just one example of the innovative car styling on offer from the Opel team. When it comes to selling cars, the Opel Zafira is rated the best buy in the region having scored the best value for money and the second best seller behind only the Toyota Auris hatchback.
The luxury cabin on the Opel Zafira incorporates an extremely well-thought-out infotainment system complete with a DVD player, speakers, LCD screen, power key, and CD player. The spacious cabin and advanced technologies are what make the Opel Zafira so sought after. In addition to this, the hatch has been designed to allow more passenger room than any other competitor in the high class with a range of cars.
The Opel Zafira’s biggest competition comes from the relatively new Toyota Auris hatchback and this is down to the superior handling and ride qualities of both cars. However, the Opel Zafira manages to edge ahead on the price by just a small margin and in many aspects of analysis is more than justified by its competitors. For instance, the Toyota Auris hatchback has got the edge on power and torque but lacks the wide-body and offers less storage space. The Opel Zafira also has slightly larger boot space but then again it does not offer as much refinement or sophistication in design.
It is interesting to note that the Opel Zafira-E has a base price of just over two hundred pounds and the production version has a price tag of just over six hundred pounds. This is primarily due to the superior power plant and transmission of the Opel Zafira over the Auris hatchback. The Zafira-e also has slightly bigger engines, which enable it to offer a smoother ride. Overall however the Opel Zafira-E has an economy car at its heart and this will be complimented on account of its straightforward driving manners and fuel efficiency.
The power train of the Opel Zafira-E is based around four turbodiesel engines, which combine with a supercharged diesel engine to power all four tires of the vehicle. The power of the Opel Zafira-E can be further improved by the addition of further five turbodiesel engines. The powertrain is an example of progressive technology in that the power of the Zafira can be increased very easily depending on the circumstances. This feature makes it far more useful than the alternative of using a’s or he’s alone. These are far less reliable when it comes to delivering power and more expensive when it comes to running them.
The Opel Zafira uses a lighter version of the diesel engines used in the Mercedes E Class. In fact, the diesel engines are the only option offered for use with the Zafira and so can actually be used in the place of the top. This helps to make the Zafira more adaptable and enables it to operate more economically. As well as the lower consumption of the diesel engines there is also another benefit to be gained from the use of this engine in an automobile such as the Opel Zafira: fuel efficiency.