GM’s crossover-inspired, but in reality, nothing more than a station wagon riding on a jacked up suspension, Insignia Country Tourer is now available for order from Vauxhall’s UK dealers with prices starting from £25,349 (equal to $34,400 at current exchange rates) on-the-road, and first deliveries scheduled for January next year.
Vauxhall makes it a point to say that the entry price for the Insignia Country Tourer is £5,000 cheaper than the Audi A4 Allroad and £2,400 less than a VW Passat Alltrack, both of which follow the same formula of creating taller-riding estate models with SUV body trim references.
There are two available two trim levels, the base Country Tourer, priced from £25,349 to £29,709 on-the-road, and the Country Tourer Nav, priced from £26,499 to £30,859 OTR. The Country Tourer’s standard specs include bi-xenon adaptive front lighting, power tailgate and front and rear parking sensors, while the Country Tourer Nav adds Navi 900 IntelliLink sat nav with an 8-inch colour touch screen, multi-function touch-pad controller and an 8-inch digital instrument cluster.
Both grades are offered with a choice of two diesel engines, including a 161hp (163PS) 2.0 CDTi paired to a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed automatic, and a 192hp (195PS) 2.0 CDTi BiTurbi unit that comes only with the automatic transmission.