The first images of Opel Insignia Sports Tourer CrossFour have hit the web showing a handsome and seemingly versatile car.
It is in fact an Insignia wagon that’s jacked-up a bit, and garnished with bigger wheels, underbody protection, and new gray plastic bits under the bumpers, round the fenders, and side skirts for a distinctive look, and also more protection in case of an off-road voyage.
Think of it as an Audi Allroad, only it’s much better-looking and almost certainly less expensive. The car is kinda like Subaru Outback, a good, capable family estate., even though it doesn’t look especially tough and rugged.
Now, one might argue that such cars are rubbish because the jacked-up suspension means the ride quality is ruined, while the ground clearance is not enough for it to be any good off road. To make sure the CrossFour isn’t rubbish, Opel will fit it with their latest FlexRide suspension system and sophisticated all-wheel-drive.
All these are of course based on unconfirmed reports. We will be hearing more about this car at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March. Looking forward to it.