3 de julho de 2013

Opel/Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer is the last family member to get a refresh


Opel has put the finishing touches on the Insignia Country Tourer and introduced it to the world today. The public presentation, on the other hand, is scheduled to take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, with prices and equipment details being revealed together with the world premiere in Frankfurt.

Compared to the model it replaces, we see that several changes were made to the front, while the rest of the car suffered less modifications. The head lamps remain basically the same, but the front grille and bumper are new. The anthracite-colored protective cladding on the side sills and lower body sections are also new and give a more robust appearance. And of course, it has a higher ground clearance.

The Insignia Country Tourer uses a electronically controlled 4x4 system. It has an electronic limited-slip differential that utilizes several sensors to control the torque distribution to the rear and front wheels, while the rear wheels are also controlled by an electronic rear-axle Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), meaning that if just one of the rear wheels have traction, you will still be able to move.

Starting from September, you will be able to choose between three engines. First, we have the 2.0-liter SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) petrol engine that produces 250PS (184kW or 247bhp) and 400Nm (295lb/ft). Next, we have a 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI diesel unit that generates 195PS (143kW or 192bhp) and 400Nm (295lb/ft). The last, weaker option, is the 2.0-liter CDTI with 163PS (120kW or 161bhp) and 350Nm (258lb/ft) of torque (380Nm or 280lb/ft with overboost).

The 2.0-liter SIDI Turbo and the 2.0-liter CDTI can be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI is only available with the automatic transmission.

Source: Opel