- Based on Insignia Sports Tourer estate
- Features all-wheel drive as standard
- On sale autumn 2017
Vauxhall has officially taken the covers off its all-new Insignia Country Tourer at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.
Designed to offer a cheaper alternative to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain and Audi A6 Allroad, the Insignia Country Tourer is based on the regular Sports Tourer Estate model, yet features a standard all-wheel drive system, 20mm of additional ground clearance and black plastic bumper and wheel arch additions.
Three engines on offer
As well as benefitting from a standard-fit all-wheel drive system the Insignia Country Tourer will come with a choice of three engines, with the most powerful being a 210hp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine.
All motors deliver power to the wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, complete with manual override paddles behind the steering wheel.
To help with light off-roading duties, the Insignia Country Tourer boasts an additional 20mm of ground clearance plus a revised suspension setup over the regular Sports Tourer estate model.
Adaptive suspension heads up equipment list
Vauxhall’s FlexRide adaptive suspension system comes as standard on the Country Tourer and allows the driver to switch between three predetermined drive modes – Standard, Sport or Tour – or independently adjust suspension, steering, throttle response and gearbox settings.
Non-heated pieces of kit available include a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert plus Vauxhall’s OnStar concierge service. The latter provides features such as automatic crash response in an emergency, stolen vehicle assistance and help with finding hotels, car parks and/or restaurants.
Cavernous boot carried over from Sports Tourer
The Insignia Country Tourer is capable of swallowing 1,665 litres of luggage with the rear seats folded down, and comes with the option of a 40/20/40 folding seat arrangement. Standard roof rails also allow for an extra 100kg of carrying capacity.
On sale in autumn, the Insignia Country Tourer is set to sit above the regular Sports Tourer in the model line-up, meaning a starting price tag of around £27,000 is likely.