View Full Version : 2006 Vauxhall Zafira VXR

05-30-2005, 11:26 AM
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, theres 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 Vauxhalls electronically variable dampers maximise cornering ability. Front seats are by Recaro, while the remaining five can be folded away using Vauxhalls 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>

06-01-2005, 10:26 AM
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*

06-02-2005, 01:05 PM
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> &raquo;</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, 08:42 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> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The wraps have come off Vauxhalls 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 UKs 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. Thats no real surprise, 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, 08:47 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, 08:51 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, 08:54 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...