Opel Zafira Life: Finally Opel has a Bulli - Auto-News



Some things take a little longer. At Opel about 120 years.

No joke, for the first time in the company's history solve the Rüsselsheimer summer ticket for a bus like the VW Bulli. That everything went really fast in the end, came as follows: After the takeover by PSA in the middle of 2017, Opel could also break away from GM's technology shackles and finally think European. So in more compact platforms. The lay with the new owners from France almost on the shelf.

From Peugeots Traveler and Citroëns SpaceTourer had the Rüsselsheimer now only make a real Opel. But the technicians and the team around chief designer Mark Adams had a miserable year. A parforcer against the clock. The result was Zafira Life. A harmonious large-capacity passenger car, which optically blends clearly into the Opel family. Market launch is planned for August, who wants to order it, can strike from February.



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From compact to huge: The Opel bus is available from 4.60 to 5.30 metersPhoto: Opel




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Entry made easy: The Zafira Life has two sensor-controlled sliding doors. They can be electrically opened from the outside by foot movementPhoto: Opel


Nice detail: Passengers who get on the back of the bus only have to swing their feet under the side sliding door, and already - Simsalabim - the hatch opens automatically. Unfortunately, the PSA legacy also includes a comparatively small display as well as an under-placed unit for air conditioning. This is dominated by the new infotainment systems Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Zafira Life has space in the back of the box without end. Already in the short version can be carried by folding the third row up to 1500 liters of luggage. If all seats are taken out - which is easy to do thanks to the aluminum rails - the loading capacity increases to an official 3397 liters. Hobby craftsmen are allowed to lug battens up to 3.50 meters in length from the hardware store. The folding backrest of the passenger seat clears the way for bulky goods.

If you have two left hands and you like something more dignified, you can order the lounge equipment. Here, the driver finds cozy warmth on heated leather upholstery with massage function, and the four passengers behind it have any freedom on armchairs with 48 centimeters seat width.




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Like a big car, but with too small a screen. On request: Headup displayPhoto: Opel


The arrangement of the chairs is flexible, the VIP guests can also sit opposite, on request with a table in the middle. The may then be well covered in mountainous regions, because from the start Opel will offer the Zafira Life optional with all-wheel drive.

For the engines, Opel will initially use the PSA kit. There will be gasoline and diesel, all meet the 6d standard. In the beginning of 2021, a purely electric version will provide additional tension in Zafira Life. Even if everything had to go very fast in the end, Opel still leaves time for the prices. Somewhere between 30 000 and 35 000 euros should start. But we will find out soon enough.


The technology brothers

The Zafira Life uses platform, technology and largely also the engines of the Peugeot
Traveler (from 34 830 euros), Citroën SpaceTourer (from 34 530 euros) and Toyota Proace (from 30 976 euros).




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Peugeot TravelerPhoto: Peugeot




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Citroën Space TourerPhoto: Citroen




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Toyota ProacePhoto: Toyota

The technical triplets are also available in passenger and cargo versions as well as with different wheelbases. Unlike the Opel, however, the trio will be built at Sevel Nord in the French PSA plant Valenciennes.

The competition

Meanwhile, the class of large-capacity cars is highly competitive. The most successful models in Germany are the VW Bus and the Ford Transit. The VW T6 Multivan (from 29 999 euros) is built in Hannover, the transit (from 22 586 euros) for the European market comes from Gölcük / Turkey. Who wants to spend a little more, found in the Mercedes V-Class (from 44 959
Euro) his favorite. Built in Vitoria / Spain.




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VW T6Photo: Toni Bader




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Ford TransitPhoto: Ford




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Mercedes V-classPhoto: Roman Raetzke

Conclusion

Opel now has a Bulli - and that was also high time. At the first "touch" he made already a mature impression, solid and with a lot of space. Bus drivers and extended families can look forward to this Opel.



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