The Opel concern in 2016 plans to show the next generation of its zafira single -racer. It is reported that the car will be fundamentally different from the current.
Such a decision was made due to the fact that at the moment, Opel Zafira is in much less demand in the European market than expected when creating it. Car sales are steadily reduced. So, if ten years ago, a first -generation car held the fourth place in the France market in its segment, now it has been rolled up to the eleventh.
According to the latest trends in the European automobile market, more and more buyers who previously purchased family cars prefer crossovers to them. This choice is due to the fact that crossovers, being similar in volume of the salon with single crews, have advantages in the form of an increased burden and high landing.
This pushed the Germans to change the concept in the development of the next generation Zafira. The fourth generation of the car will receive the features of the crossover in the form of a slightly increased road clearance, the possibility of ordering all -wheel drive and other “off -road” signs, now getting on the gravel, the washed car will be held and will not go into the skidding.
At the same time, the new Zafira, contrary to the tradition of increasing the dimensions of the car when changing generations, will be less than the predecessor. If the zafira length is now 4655 mm, then the length of the successor will be 4550 mm. But the Germans will still leave the seven -seater salon.
It is also worth noting that the German company is not the discoverer of such a decision. Previously, the Espace model was overwhelmed by Renault’s Espace SUV.