View Full Version : 2006 Vauxhall Zafira VXR
Heres an article and pics:<p>Vauxhall has wasted no time in adding some attitude to its new Zafira range. The 237bhp Zafira VXR is currently sharing the Geneva show stage with the new standard seven-seat Zafira. However, with its 18-inch alloy wheels, twin trapezoidal exhaust pipes, gaping honeycomb grilles and roof spoiler, theres no doubt which will be attracting the crowds.<p>Vauxhall pioneered the fast MPV concept with the last Zafira GSi; this second-generation tearaway for the family man moves the game on considerably. Powered by the 237bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine from the forthcoming Astra VXR, its maker claims the new fast Zafira will hit 62mph in just 7.2 seconds and go on to 144mph.<p>Larger disc brakes should ensure equally powerful braking, while Vauxhalls electronically variable dampers maximise cornering ability. Front seats are by Recaro, while the remaining five can be folded away using Vauxhalls second-generation Flex7 system.<p>The Zafira VXR goes on sale in the UK in October from around 21,500.<p>Pics:<p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/u****ingwankers/2355125801.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/u****ingwankers/23551171.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Source: Autocar<p>Enjoy. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>PS: I'm not sure if this is in the right forums<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Kam at 10:25 AM 6/1/2005</i>
They said that the current one was going to be a big hit. I doubt that this is gonna be a big hit but you never know....
06-01-2005, 04:47 PM
Yeah the current one has been getting rave reviews.
06-01-2005, 05:08 PM
Well The car looks awesome but I doubt that getting sporty does too much for its sales. People who buy those car's can't care less about sportyness *generalisation*
I so agree there. I reckon this car is made for parents who like something fast and big for the kids.
06-02-2005, 04:33 PM
Wow, nice looking for what it is. I wonder if Saturn will get this in the States? <p>Minivans are badly hampered here by the "mommy" stigma here. The complete and utter lack of any sex appeal makes them off-limits to many buyers, regardless of need or functionality. By making them legitimately sporty (perhaps like this, something the US market has never seen) I think they could open up the segment to a lot of potential buyers here. <p>Saturn would do pretty well with this, I suspect.<br>
06-04-2005, 03:38 PM
am i the only one who the prospect of a high performance mpv does not excite at all?
06-04-2005, 07:39 PM
This is an Astra based MPV isnt it?<p>I have seen a picture of the inside, and OMFG, it looks great! Im not a fan of the outside, a bit too sharp...i still prefer the Focus C-Max (biased, lol). Does anyone know what it drives like, as good as the C-Max?
06-07-2005, 04:31 PM
Uberwagon I had exactly the same thoughts about this as well. Saturn needs to be different, more eccentric with their offerings. I think they could appeal to the "Mini Cooper" like crowd who have money they are willing to spend. But that's another topic.
06-07-2005, 08:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>syclone</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">am i the only one who the prospect of a high performance mpv does not excite at all?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Nope, same here. It looks sorta cool for an MPV, but that's about as far as it gets...
06-11-2005, 02:04 PM
couldn't agree more
11-25-2007, 07:42 AM
Couldn't find a thread for the normal Zafira...<p>Can't upload the pic at work either...<p>But anyways...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>autoexpress.co.uk</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The wraps have come off Vauxhalls facelifted Zafira and Auto Express can bring you the first official pictures.<p>The compact MPV benefits from a whole host of exterior and interior revisions, and the fresh look is set to make it more popular than ever. <p><br>In the past 12 months, updates to rivals including the Ford C-MAX and Volkswagen Touran, plus the launch of all-new people carriers such as the Citroen C4 Picasso, have left the big Vauxhall trailing. And bosses are itching for another turn in the limelight.<p>When it goes on sale early next year, the Zafira will feature a range of improvements to cement its position as one of the UKs best-selling family cars. As the pictures show, the fresh model gets a tweaked front end with a new chrome grille, plus chrome trim around the revamped headlights. There is also a restyled lower grille, which sits proud of the bumper.<p>Revised foglights and sporty side skirts help to give the car a more distinctive look. At the rear, the tail-lamps are completely redesigned, and now get bright red plastic, while a deeper rear bumper adds a finishing touch.<p>Inside, Design, Elite and VXR models have a centre console with classy piano black trim inserts a feature that was first seen on the latest Corsa while all Zafiras get curtain airbags. A new Exclusiv model replaces the Club version and brings air-con, a CD stereo and 16-inch alloy wheels as standard. Breeze trim adds tinted glass, a leather steering wheel and a trip computer to that list. Under the skin, the changes are kept to a minimum. Thats no real surprise, as the Zafira already delivers a taut driving experience with a decent blend of comfort and refinement. UK models will continue with the current line-up of petrol and diesel powerplants, which includes two 1.9-litre CDTI oil-burners and a 237bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine for the flagship VXR.<p>A price rise is unlikely, with the range starting at just under 13,000 when it hits showrooms in March.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/212823/vauxhall_zafira.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/n....html</A>
11-25-2007, 07:47 AM
There is a thread, it's just under the Opel Zafira name:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=24611" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=24611</A>
11-25-2007, 07:51 AM
Oops! Didn'tb think to search for 'Opel' <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.blackfalconmedia.com/CSS/smilies/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">
11-25-2007, 07:54 AM
It does look aggressive and clean. Maybe a little too clean though, I find myself saying this about a lot of designs these days. I think if it had more distinguishing features and sharper lines to give a contrast in light tones. Hmm...<p>Oh yeah, I hate the exhausts, they look like an afterthought. It's like that on the Vectra VXR too...
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