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Vauxhall Zafira (2008): first official pictures

Published: 15 February 2008

Vauxhall is about to give its Zafira MPV – Britain’s best-selling people carrier – a spruce-up. The facelifted model arrives in time for the new March 2008 ‘08’ number plate, but buyers will be hard pressed to notice the changes: new chrome detailing on the grille, different foglight surrounds, and redesigned lights front and rear give the game away.

So the facelifted Vauxhall Zafira isn’t terribly new…

Other changes include curtain airbags made standard on all models and… actually, there’s not much else new. At least Vauxhall/Opel didn’t have to change much on the Zafira – it accounted for more than one in four midi MPVs sold in 2007.

CAR’s always rated the MPV as a driving tool, it’s just been a little short on design chic. Looks like we’ll be waiting a little longer for the Zafira to become desirable…

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, motoring news magnet