The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has acquired newfound all-weather grip and a modicum of off-road ability with the arrival of the all-wheel drive Country Tourer which rides on raised suspension.
Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer: SUV-style estate
Vauxhall's range-topping Insignia Country Tourer got its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
This new model features a sophisticated all-wheel drive system plus an extra 20mm ground clearance and larger tyres. With additional body protection compared to the standard Insignia estate, the Country Tourer should be able to shrug off snowy British winters and cope with mild off-roading.
Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer: all-wheel drive
The intelligent all-wheel drive system can transfer power between front and rear axles, as well as from side to side, to ensure maximum traction on slippery surfaces. Under normal driving, however, power goes only to the front wheels which helps to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The Insignia Country Tourer will be available with two 2.0-litre diesel engines – a 195bhp twin-turbo motor with a six-speed automatic gearbox and a 165bhp variant with the option of either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer: launched in late 2013
Vauxhall has also updated the look of the Country Tourer with a restyled grille, protective cladding on the sills, LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights.
Prices and equipment details will be released soon. Vauxhall says that the Country Tourer will be available to buy later in 2013, alongside an updated version of the Insignia VXR SuperSport.
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