Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer spied testing ahead of its official debut

A new Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer will be back to the range of the brand until two years after the model was announced in 2015.

Complement the new range Insignia, to the side of the Grand Sport hatchback and Sports Tourer real estate, the Country Tourer will be improved to four-wheel-drive system standard, as well as the pumped-up style synonyms of this market.

The Camouflage at the front of the vehicle development indicates where body-black coating appears, although the rear is more fully covered. It is also higher riding, the standard Insignia Sports Tourer estate.

The Insignia Country Tourer shares a lot with the Sports Tourer, it will also get the 100 litres of extra boot space compared to the previous model, the Sports Tourer boasts, as well as the new 1.6-litre CDTi diesel engine. Like its predecessor, the new Country Tourer will probably be available both with an eight-speed automatic or manual transmission, but there will be a more limited selection of engines, petrol and diesel.

The bi-turbo 2.0-litre diesel is the most likely to do so in the car with the automatic gearbox, even if it has not yet been confirmed. The GKN transmission system used elsewhere in the range Insignia will provide power to all four wheels.

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The previous Country Tourer has been chiseled out of the Vauxhall line-up, because the cost of re-engineering the ‘Whisper’ diesel engine to fit with the four-wheel-drive system would have been too high.

Prices are still unannounced, but expect the higher-spec starting point to say that the Country Tourer, the price will be significantly higher than the input level of the Insignia of the Grand Sport, the previous generation model, cost from £25,349.

The Country Tourer is due to be revealed at the end of this year, probably at the Frankfurt motor show.