As an addition to the Insignia range, Vauxhall
has revealed the Country Tourer that will be shown for the first time at Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
Taking the base Insignia Tourer, Vauxhall has added off-road styling to provide a more rugged appearance, while also improving the underpinnings for an improved driving feel.
The Country Tourer includes all-wheel drive with torque vectoring for improved grip and handling in all conditions and when that is paired with the new five-link rear suspension and 20mm extra ground clearance, you can go exploring and not fear as much damage in the countryside.
Fitted onto a FlexRide chassis that adapts to changeable road conditions, this new Insignia variant’s wheelbase has been extended by 92mm for even more interior space.
For a more rugged appearance, Vauxhall adds plastic panelling around the lower edge of the car, including the bumpers and wheel arches, and silver front and rear skid plates, which help to give it more of an off-roading feel than other models in the range.
Coming with a wide range of engines, you can pair them with a manual or newly introduced eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Fitted with the latest safety systems, such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert, Vauxhall also adds plenty of comfort features, such as heated outer rear seats, a heated steering wheel and a heated windscreen.
Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director, Rory Harvey, said: “The Country Tourer takes the Insignia story a step further. With its all-wheel-drive capability, raised ground clearance and rugged appearance, it adds another important dimension to the New Insignia range.”
Mark Adams, vice president for design, added: “We wanted our new Insignia Country Tourer to be robust in every respect, while simultaneously displaying the typical elegant Vauxhall philosophy of sculptural artistry and technical precision.
“It has the presence of a true flagship, combining a sophisticated athletic shape enhanced by rugged off road detailing.”
Added: 06 April 2017