The Zafira has seven seats arranged in 3 rows, the back row of which can be folded into the floor to create more space, individually or together, rather than requiring that extra seats are physically removed from the vehicle. The system was named Flex 7.
The first generation of Zafira is usually referred to as Zafira A, as is customary for Opel models. The car was based on the same platform as the 1998 Astra G/B and shared much in common with that car. The Zafira A body was used in GM's concept hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle the HydroGen3.
The Zafira A was replaced by Zafira B in Europe and Japan from 2005, but is still sold in most other markets, except for Australia and New Zealand, where the model was cancelled altogether.
Names and markets
- Opel Zafira - Europe (except for UK), South Africa, China, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan
- Vauxhall Zafira - United Kingdom
- Holden Zafira - Australia, New Zealand
- Chevrolet Zafira - Latin America, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines
- Chevrolet Nabira - Malaysia
- Subaru Traviq - Japan