Vauxhall has announced an ecoFLEX version of its Zafira MPV, reducing CO2 emissions to 139g/km.
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That’s an impressively low CO2 figure for a seven-person MPV, and has been achieved by lengthening the gearing and dropping a 1.7 ‘CDTi’ turbodiesel into the Zafira for the first time. This is the same engine that powers the Astra ecoFLEX.
With 108bhp and 192lb ft of torque, the new engine propels the Zafira to 62mph in 12.6 seconds, and onto a top speed of 112mph – all while officially returning 53.3mpg combined fuel economy. The previous best Zafira, the 1.9 CDTi, managed 47.1mpg. The ecoFLEX is also the first Zafira to fall into VED band C – meaning a year’s road tax will cost just £120.
Interest-free credit on ecoFLEX
Priced from £17,310, the Zafira ecoFLEX is £100 more expensive than the more powerful 1.9 turbodiesel.
But like all Zafiras it is available under Vauxhall’s current ‘You Pay, We Pay’ incentive package. Subject to status and terms, this offers between two and four years’ interest free car credit, a no deposit option on the two-year deal, and Vauxhall will even give you a cheque worth 5% of the amount financed.
The Zafira ecoFLEX is on sale now.
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