Six months before its introduction at the Paris Motor Show, the new Opel Zafira has been caught at the Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Styling is expected to follow in the footsteps of the new Insignia, Astra, and Meriva. These spy shots show that the rear doors are still hinged in the front as opposed to the smaller Meriva’s back-hinged doors, or the sliding doors of the Ford Grand C-Max. Furthermore, the driver and front passenger sides feature a split A-Pillar and a triangle-shaped window.
The interior follows the blueprint of the Insignia and Astra, with a new center console and a high-placed screen. Also coming from the Insignia is a camera mounted in the rear view mirror that monitors road markings and traffic signs.
The new Opel Zafira will be based on GM’s global Delta II platform and will share many mechanical components with the Chevrolet Orlando. Expect a range of gasoline and diesel direct-injected Ecotecs, with a 2010 Paris Motor Show introduction in October and a 2011 sale date. A Vauxhall version will most likely follow, if not coincide with that of the Opel.[Source: Autobild.de (in German)]