Vauxhall is showing off a new Zafira concept at the Geneva show which is said to be an almost production-ready version of a Ford S-Max rival.

Called the Zafira Tourer Concept, the car hints very strongly at the car Vauxhall is expected to put into production by the end of this year.

It boasts a similar seven-seat arrangement to the current Zafira, but the manufacturer says it has evolved it to include new features. Part of this is a button that allows the car to be transformed into a four seater with vast amounts of passenger room as the middle seat in the second row folds down to create an armrest for the rear occupants.



Vauxhall is also showing off new technology that allows a tablet computer, such as Apple's iPad, to be plugged into the back of the front seats so the passengers can surf the internet or watch films.

The exterior styling takes several significant influences from modern concepts in the Vauxhall range, such as the extended-range electric Ampera.

It also bears a strong resemblance to the smaller Meriva along the sides, but without the rear-opening 'suicide' doors.

Although not yet officially confirmed, the Zafira Tourer is set to enter the market alongside the current Zafira as a larger MPV offering within to the Vauxhall line-up. It should go on sale by the end of this year.