A selection of images have surfaced online (thanks to James for the tip!) that depict a new minivan dubbed the Opel Zafira Life. Very little is known about the vehicle but we have a few inclinations as to what we are looking at.
Our first (and most likely) theory is that the vehicle we’re looking at appears to be a new minivan based around the next generation Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro which itself will be based on the Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jump commercial vans.
If this is the case, the Zafira Life is a more consumer-oriented vehicle with a greater focus on comfort and luxury than hauling huge amounts of goods and being used for commercial purposes.
According to reports, Opel/Vauxhall has been developing an all-new Vivaro van after the PSA Group acquired the car manufacturer from General Motors. It is thought that this model is being prepared for a launch in 2020 and will ditch the Renault/Fiat underpinnings of the current van in favor of a PSA platform. Interestingly, this PSA-based Vivaro model will also be offered with an all-electric powertrain as part of the car manufacturer’s push to increase its range of zero emission commercial vehicles.
If this is the case, the Opel Zafira Life could be based around this new, yet-to-be-released, Vivaro but due to the nature of the front fascia, it doesn’t seem to be the electric version.
It is unusual for a major manufacturer like Opel to keep the development of a new vehicle like this under wraps up until the inevitable moment where images leak online, but the company can’t keep hiding its new minivan for much longer.
Stay tuned for more details about the Opel Zafira Life as they emerge.