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For Family, Travel and VIP Services: The New Opel Combo Electric and Zafira Electric

Rüsselsheim – WEBWIRE
  • Unmistakable: Both people carriers with Opel Vizor brand face for the first time
  • Electric increase: Combo Electric now with up to 330 kilometres, Zafira with up to 350 kilometres of locally emissions-free range (WLTP1)
  • Safety first: Top technologies and 18 assistance systems including a high-resolution 180-degree rear-view camera and Intelli-Lux LED® Matrix Light
  • Well connected: Best-in-class connectivity with 10-inch colour screen and cockpit platform-based infotainment from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc2.
  • Plenty of space: Combo Electric with a load volume of up to 4,000 litres and even 4,900 litres for the Zafira Electric

They combine top technologies with comfort and electrically-driven freedom: The new Opel Combo Electric and Opel Zafira Electric are ideally suited for leisure, long-distance travel or as shuttle vehicles. Depending on the variant, the Combo offers space for up to seven people, the Zafira even comfortably accommodates up to nine occupants. In the battery-electric people carriers, drivers and passengers will be able to travel even further between charging stops, locally emissions-free; all while enjoying outstanding comfort and optimum safety. The new editions of the two models each have up to 18 assistance systems that make every journey more relaxing. These include equipment such as 180-degree rear-view camera and new features such as full LED headlights and even Intelli-Lux LED® Matrix Light with the Combo.

“Our new Opel Combo Electric and our new Opel Zafira Electric are the ideal passenger carriers for everyday family life as well as for comfortable shuttle services. With plenty of space and top technologies as well as an ultra-modern design, they show our approach to the future of mobility, a future that is electric. That’s why the battery-electric variants now offer even more range than before. At Opel, this is family-friendly yet sustainable and sensible mobility,” said Patrick Dinger, head of Opel in Germany.

The two newcomers immediate make a statement with a redesigned front. For the first time, both vehicles proudly wear the bold and pure Opel Vizor, the German brand’s characteristic brand face. With the Opel Blitz in the centre, the Vizor extends seamlessly into the LED headlights. And in the fully digital cockpit, the driver and front passenger can look at intuitive infotainment systems with 10-inch colour touchscreens based on the Snapdragon® Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc2. – wireless smartphone connection and inductive charging included.

New Opel Combo Electric: Maximum flexibility in a modern design

The Opel Combo is the ideal family vehicle. The new model continues to offer the tried and tested virtues and increases driving and travelling pleasure with new technologies, connectivity solutions and comfort details. Customers can once again choose from two vehicle lengths: The 4.41-metre version (L1) offers space for up to five people, while the 4.76-metre version (L2) can optionally accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows. If desired, the Combo Electric offers additional flexibility with three individual seats in the second row. Passengers enjoy the best views with the panoramic roof with electrically activated sun protection and versatile overhead storage. In total, 27 storage options with a total capacity of up to 186 litres offer plenty of space for travel essentials or everyday items.

Whether planning a vacation or a large purchase, the new Combo Electric is the right companion. Depending on the seating configuration, the newcomer offers between 775 (L1) and 4,000 litres (L2; up to the roof) of load volume. The unique access option to the cargo area via the separately opening window in the tailgate and the horizontally foldable passenger seat backrest are particularly practical when loading the vehicle.

Increased range: Up to 330 kilometres (WLTP1) on a single charge

The battery-electric Combo Electric in particular offers travel-friendly and resource-saving mobility without compromises. On the one hand, thanks to the practical underfloor location of the 50 kWh battery, it has exemplary space in the passenger and luggage compartment. On the other hand, the new electric vehicle makes locally emissions-free travel even more pleasant and can travel up to 330 km (according to WLTP1) on a single charge – around 50 kilometres more than the previous model. This is made possible by the further development of the fully electric drive train and the highly efficient heat pump, which helps to conserve battery range in low temperatures.

Powered by the electric motor with 100 kW/136 hp and 260 Newton metres of torque, the new Combo Electric can reach a top speed of 135 km/h. Depending on their personal preference, drivers can choose between the Eco, Normal and Power driving modes. To ensure particularly energy-efficient driving, the Combo Electric has a regenerative braking system that can be adjusted in three recuperation levels using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. With the 11 kW on-board charger, the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity in around 30 minutes at a 100 kW public charging station.

Safety first: 18 state-of-the-art assistance systems in the new Combo and Zafira

Safety is also part of a relaxed journey. And this is a top priority for both the new Opel Combo Electric and the new Opel Zafira Electric. For the first time in its history, the spacious Combo comes with the adaptive, glare-free Intelli-Lux LED® Matrix light – class-leading. A total of 14 LED elements – seven on each side – ensure that the road is optimally illuminated in the dark and without glaring other road users. The Zafira also has full LED headlights that light up the night, providing the driver with the best visibility.

In total, the new Combo Electric and the new Zafira Electric each offer up to 18 state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. The highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function as well as the high-resolution 180-degree rear-view camera. Intelli-Grip with hill descent control provides a firm grip on difficult surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Sensors at the front and rear as well as flank guard and blind spot warning facilitate safe manoeuvring. Numerous additional systems such as Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert with Emergency Braking complete the portfolio.

Safety and comfort are further increased by the ergonomic cockpit, which has been redesigned in both the people carriers. If desired, customers can order the fully digital 10-inch driver information display, which delivers all important information (including from the navigation system) and, for the battery-electric variants, also provides information on energy consumption and charging. The new infotainment systems with 10-inch colour touchscreen use the integrated Snapdragon Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies2 and enable, among other things, state-of-the-art graphics, multimedia and computer vision functions. In addition, important functions can be operated via the “Hey Opel” natural voice recognition. Compatible smartphones can be wirelessly connected to the vehicle’s multimedia systems using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and charged inductively.

New Zafira Electric: The comfortable, ultra-modern VIP shuttle for up to nine people

Anyone who wants to travel with a large family or needs a vehicle that is both flexible and comfortable to offer shuttle services will find what they are looking for in the new Zafira Electric. The large people carrier is available in two lengths (4.98 metres and 5.33 metres) and offers space for up to nine people. If desired, it can be particularly comfortable in the rear with four independent, vis-a-vis seats. Sensor-controlled, electric sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle make it easier to get in and out of rows two and three. The optionally available panoramic glass roof creates an even more airy feeling of space and enables a clear view of the sky.

The new Zafira has a load volume of up to 1,500 litres in the configuration with nine seats. With five seats, up to 3,000 litres can be transported and 4,900 litres with two or three people on board. Further practicality is provided by the new Zafira Electric’s height – at just 1.90 metres it is fully suitable for underground car parks.

Travel further: Up to 350 kilometres (WLTP1) on a single charge

In terms of efficiency and range the new Zafira Electric is even better than before. The all-electric people carrier is available with either a 50 kWh or 75 kWh battery. With the further developed 75 kWh battery, a range of up to 350 kilometres (WLTP1) is possible between charging stops – over 20 kilometres more than before. To further increase energy-efficiency, the Zafira Electric has regenerative braking. The system can be adjusted to three recuperation levels using paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel. The shuttle and family all-rounder can be quickly charged with alternating current using the 11 kW onboard charger, which comes as standard in Germany. At a 100 kW DC fast charging station, the 50 kWh battery can be charged to around 80 per cent of capacity in around 38 minutes (45 minutes for the 75 kWh battery).

The new Zafira Electric is powered by a 100 kW/136 hp electric motor. The maximum torque of 260 Newton metres is available from the first squeeze of the accelerator, so that the locally emissions-free van can accelerate briskly up to a top speed of 130 km/h. Depending on their preferences, drivers can choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Power.

With the new Opel Zafira Electric and the new Opel Combo Electric, families, shuttle services and anyone who needs a spacious, flexible and comfortable vehicle will be able to travel in an even more modern and efficient way. Opel will soon open the order books for the two large people carriers.


[1] Range values determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning. Vehicle not available yet.

[2] Snapdragon branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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