Adventurous Opel station wagon

Rüsselsheim, Germany, 5 April 2017

There were once high station wagon with all-wheel drive and rugged plastic cladding niche models. Now includes cars like the Audi A4 allroad, the VW Passat all track, the Mercedes E-class all terrain or the Volvo V90 cross country in each well sorted manufacturer portfolio. The Opel station wagon for very rough terrain is the insignia country tourer. And because there is a new generation of insignia on the market recently, the manufacturer will renew also the country tourer. Before the adventurer at the IAA auto show in Frankfurt (14 to 24 September 2017), we now already have the first images and details.

More ground clearance and yet unknown motors

The new architecture, the space in the Interior, as well as the external dimensions with the new insignia sports tourer are identical. The country tourer by his brother, less rugged but differs with each Underride Protection hint of front and rear, one to 20 millimeter increased ground clearance, as well as a robust plastic sheeting all around. Which aggregates we expect exactly under the hood, still does not reveal Opel. The 'broad portfolio of drive"should only"Supplemented a upcoming top-diesel". So far in the sport-tourer program? A 1.5 liter turbo gasoline engine with 140 or 165 HP, a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine with 260 HP and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel with 170 HP.

All-wheel drive, automatic, Adaptive chassis

Also on request on board: an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as the adaptive FlexRide chassis, which independently or on the basis of the driver-selectable modes "Standard", "Sports" and "Tour" adjusts shock absorber, steering, gas pedal curve and switch points (with automatic). The new four-wheel drive with torque vectoring ensures more traction on loose also.

A look across the pond and rates

How much will cost the insignia country tourer that still leaves Opel. A normal insignia sports tourer with a 260-Horsepower gasoline engine, all-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission is available from 42,500 euros. This model in the country version is expected to be then approximately 45,000 euros. By the way: In the United States, the country insignia tourer as the Buick will be shelf points on the market. And only with the big petrol engine. Both vehicles (both the Opel and Buick) in Germany will be built. (ml)