Car reviews - Holden - Zafira - 5-dr people-mover
30 Aug 2001
ZAFIRA might be based on the Holden Astra but its appearance marks it instantly as one of the new breed of tall, compact wedge-shaped mini-MPVs. The looks are clean and contemporary, with the front-end dominated by the powerful halogen headlamps, integrated grille and elevated mid-section of the bonnet. Roofrails are standard and a black moulding around the entire wagon is provided for protection in carparks. The rubbing strips are also designed to make the 1684mm high Zafira body appear lower and longer. At the rear, the overhang is kept to a minimum and large one-piece clear-glass lamps are used. Zafira has an energy-reducing drag co-efficient of 0.33Cd, which compares well with Astra's 0.31Cd.
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Did you know?Designed in Europe, Zafiras sold in Australia are built in Thailand and have undergone a large degree of input from Holden's Asia Pacific Engineering (APE) team
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