Vauxhall have added a rugged estate to the Insignia range, which is set to be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September of this year. Vauxhall revealed full details and official pictures of the new Insignia Country Tourer, which will be going up against other SUV inspired estates, such as the Skoda Octavia Scout, Peugeot 508 RXH and the Audi A4 allroad. The Country Tourer is based on the Sports Tourer and benefits from all wheel drive as standard and 20mm more ground clearance.
To separate the Vauxhall Insignia Estate from the average car, it gets a deeper and wider front grille
To separate this model from the average car, it gets a deeper and wider front grille, as well as silver underbody protection at the front and back. There is cladding on the wheel arches and the side sills to finish off the more rugged and tough look of the estate.
From the launch of the vehicle, there will be two diesel engines available, a 2.0 litre BiTurbo CDTi which develops 193 brake horsepower 400 newton metres of torque and a 163 brake horsepower 2.0 litre CDTi engine. The more powerful BiTurbo diesel is only available with a six speed automatic gearbox, whilst the CDTi engine can be fitted with a six speed manual gearbox.
The four wheel drive system, which is electronically controlled can also vary torque between the front and back axles which ensures maximum possible traction on surfaces, whether they are on or off road. To save on fuel, the system will also use front wheel drive only, when it senses that it is not necessary to be in four wheel drive.
Specifications and Prices for the new Vauxhall Insignia Estate will be revealed when the car debuts
Specifications and Prices will be revealed when the car debuts in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Sales for the Vauxhall vehicle are expected to start before the end of this year.