2017 Opel Zafira Awarded ‘Autonis’ Design Prize4
Despite the 2017 Opel Zafira recently entering production, the multi-purpose vehicle has a handful of awards under its belt already.
The 2017 Opel Zafira took home the “Autonis” design award, and was named best design newcomer for 2016. Furthermore, the Zafira also took home the “Cost-Effectiveness Star” and “Car Connectivity” awards. Each award was presented by Auto Motor und Sport and CHIP.
Readers were able to choose from 115 new models for the awards. Particularly, the Zafira dominated the design category with a 36.3 percent positive score. Its closest rival trailed at only 17.4 percent.
The cost-effectiveness and car connectivity awards also meant readers felt the Zafira offered up some of the most cutting-edge technology at an affordable price tag, rounding out the three total awards for the refreshed MPV.
“The large number of participants shows just how important connectivity has become for car owners,” said Dr. Peter Heitkämper, Senior Manager Infotainment & Telematics at Opel on the occasion of the award ceremony held in Stuttgart. “The award confirms our approach of offering state-of-the-art technologies such as the IntelliLink infotainment systems and our personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar at fair prices, thus making them available to a broad audience.”
If that’s not enough, the identical 2017 Vauxhall Zafira was also named to Jeremy Clarkson’s list of best cars this year, too.
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I’d like to see plug-in hybrid Zafira (and sold in the US too). By all accounts this is the most functional/utilitarian design from GM in a while and a real winner.
PSA deal proves fruitful. Cooperation on a global scale would be smart and save resources.
Except when Sergio Marchionne talks about cooperation.
This has nothing shared with PSA group, it’s all GM’s own.