After leaking ahead of it’s Paris debut, Opel has decided to take the wraps off the official 2017 Zafira. The European MPV is getting a noteworthy refresh for the 2017 model year, which brings its design up-to-date and, of course, adds several new technology features into a revised interior.
Based on the Opel Astra compact car, it’s no surprise that the new Zafira encompasses most of its exterior styling from the new Astra. The Opel design language has clearly evolved in recent years, not only to modernize, but also merge it with sister brand Buick. As such, new headlights and grille treatment give the Zafira a more modern, dynamic appearance. There’s less heft in the design, if that makes sense.
Inside Opel has spruced things up as well. The design has been cleaned up and tailored to an era in which we touch the LCD screen (versus Opel’s former love affair with control knobs). Such a design change was necessary to accommodate an all-new infotainment system, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality. Opel has also added OnStar functionality with optional 4G LTE WiFi to the Zafira.
Naturally the feature list on the Zafira has expanded as well. Opel Eye, which includes features such as auto high beam, road sign detection, lane departure and more, has been added. Additionally Opel has enhanced the company’s adaptive forward lighting system for 2017.
Opel has yet to announce any details about the Zafira’s powertrains, other than to say they will offer a range of gas, diesel and CNG options.