Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

August 16, 2008 by  

Vauxhall has released the initial details of the new Insignia Sports Tourer which will make its first debut at the Paris Motor Show on 2 October 2008. The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer will only be available in the UK market in the second quarter of 2009 featuring two new engine variants, a more powerful turbodiesel and a smaller capacity turbocharged petrol unit, in addition to the five powerplants available from launch in the saloon and hatchback models. In the near future, the Sports Tourer will come with an ecoFLEX which could reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

According to the Vice-President of GM Europe Design, Mark Adams, the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is a stand-alone model and not simply an estate version of the Insignia saloon. The rear of the Insignia Sports Tourer was given a unique, yet cohesive appearance by pulling the wraparound tailgate deep in to its flanks and accentuating it with large, fully integrated tail lights.

Inside, the Sports Tourer has ample room for 5 adults and also the best loadspace volumes in its class. The wheelbase of 2,737 mm of the Sports Tourer is the same as the saloon but with an added 80 mm to its length.

The powertrains include the 130 and 160 PS 2.0 CDTi which could achieve fuel consumption figure of 58.9 mpg on the extra urban cycle, the 220 PS 2.0i Turbo and range-topper 260 PS 2.8i V6 that able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds.

Just like the saloon, the Insignia Sports Tourer is available as a front and all-wheel drive and features Vauxhall’s FlexRide system with its Adaptive Stability Technology. Other features are Vauxhall’s Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), with its nine light beam settings, and the Front Camera System, which can read and memorise road signs and alert drivers if they unintentionally veer off the road.


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