Vauxhall announced the official pricing of its Insignia Country Tourer model, a jacked-up, rugged version of the Insignia estate. It starts from £25,349, and Vauxhall is quick to point out that that’s 5 grand less than an Audi A4 Allroad, and £2,400 less than a VW Passat Alltrack.
But it is not like the Vauxhall is five grand less car. The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer is based on the Sports Tourer model, but with all-wheel drive, higher ground clearance and tougher styling. It is possibly the most versatile vehicle you can get without venturing into the realm of SUVs.
The car offers very good value, considering its capabilities, and the amount of kit you get. Even the base model comes with stuff like bi-xenon adaptive front lighting, power tailgate and front and rear parking sensors. On top of this, Country Tourer Nav gets Navi 900 IntelliLink sat nav with 8-inch colour touch screen, multi-function touch-pad controller and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster as standard.
As for the engines, you have the choice of f two powerful 2.0 CDTi engines, including a 163PS with start/stop and a hot 195PS BiTurbo unit. The former can be had with either a manual or an automatic ‘box, while the latter only gets the auto.
The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer is , priced from £25,349 to £29,709 on-the-road, and the better-equipped Country Tourer Nav, priced from £26,499 to £30,859.