Vauxhall Drops Insignia Country Tourer From UK Lineup After Poor Sales

Just two years after it went on sale in the United Kingdom, the Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer has been dropped from the automaker’s lineup.

The withdrawal is apparently blamed on poor sales, with Autocar reporting that the Country Tourer represented less than 1 percent of the Insignia’s total registrations in Britain.

The publication reached out to a Vauxhall spokesperson, who said: “The market for this type of car is becoming ever more niche, and the relatively small volumes that we’re dealing with don’t justify keeping the model in our range any longer.”

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We also contacted the company, and will be updating this story if we find out more.

A direct rival to the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, the Insignia Country Tourer had a starting price of £25,635 ($30,927/€27,600) in Britain when it first arrived in showrooms. It launched with a 170 PS (168 hp / 125 kW), 2.0-liter diesel engine, with a 210 PS (207 hp / 154 kW), 2.0-liter petrol unit following shortly after. Compared to the regular estate, the Country Tourer haplastic body cladding along with front and rear skid plates and a jacked up suspension.

While Vauxhall is no longer selling it in the UK, Opel still has it listed in Germany, from €41,385 ($46,369/£38,431), alongside the Grand Sport and Sports Tourer variants, which are more affordable, at €28,505 ($31,938/£26,471) and €29,505 ($33,507/£27,771), respectively.

In the UK, the Insignia Grand Sport will set you back £20,045 ($24,183/€21,582) and the Sports Tourer £21,945 ($26,475/€23,627).

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  • Bo Hanan

    If I were looking for a wagon I would buy this. It looks good imo.

    • StrangerGP

      It may look great on the outside but the interior is cheap (not the one in the photos, they’re inaccurate) plus it’s not such a huge car as its proportions would suggest.

      • wintergraan

        This car is five meters long, which makes it one of the largest station wagons on sale. Plus the interior is more than adequate for how much it costs

        • NormT

          Yes, TourX is within a foot of a S-class.

      • NormT

        The interior is fine for a durable and wagon and will last years compared to soft touch materials that can tear and look like old wax paper. Just spray on your favorite vinyl dressing like Meguair’s Supreme Shine and it looks like new.

  • NormT

    Our 2018 Buick Regal TourX has been rock solid for 10,000 miles and lifetime fuel economy of +30 mpg.

  • designer_dick

    Where? Unless they’ve surreptitiously fixed their error in the past 3 hours, the interior shown is definitely the second-generation Insignia’s.

  • designer_dick

    Makes sense. PSA’s drive toward profitability at Vauxhall and Opel has involved culling unpopular models, and given that this accounts for fewer than 1% of Insignia’s sold in the UK, there’s zero point in keeping it around.

    • ThatGuy

      True, and there are not many countries they can offer this right hand drive car, this is not offered in South Africa, Australia and India, which are massive right hand drive cars. SUV too are the craze and besides, insignia versus the Outback and the Outback is the go too.

      • Matt

        This model is offered in Australia… as a Holden.

  • sidewaysspin

    I can see why it doesn’t sell, look at it.

    • wintergraan

      What’s wrong with the looks?

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