Opel, and its British branch Vauxhall, announced the launch of a new variant of the Insignia. It is called the Country Tourer, and there’s a clue. It is a car to tour the country in; a semi jacked-up station wagon with rugged looks and all-wheel-drive.
The Insignia Country Tourer is distinguished over normal models thanks to a full host of protective panels in silver, black plastic body parts that wrap the car around, fender flares, and chrome detailing. Then there is, of course, the raised suspension (20mm) and the larger wheels.
This car comes with a unique combination of drive and powertrain that makes it quite versatile. Power comes from a 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel with either 165 PS or 190 PS, and it is transmitted to all four wheels via a six-speed manual or automatic ‘box.
The Haldex system i this car features an electronic limited-slip differential that controls the distribution of torque between the rear wheels, transferring drive torque to the wheel that has the most grip. With 400 Nm of torque, there is enough pulling power to get you out of trouble no matter what you’ve got yourself into.
The Insignia Country Tourer will make its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.