Orders begin for Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer

Orders Begin for Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall's latest Insignia model is based on the Sports Tourer version, with the exception of higher ground clearance, all-wheel-drive and tougher styling.

Priced up to £5,000 cheaper than its D-segment crossover rivals, the Insignia Country Tourer received a positive reception when it was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show recently.

Those interested in the new Vauxhall model can choose between two trim levels. These are the entry-level 'Country Tourer' models, which are priced from £25,349 to £29,709, and the enhanced 'Country Tourer Nav' version - priced from £26,499 to £30,859.

As previously mentioned, the Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer is cheaper than its D-segment crossover rivals. For example, the pricing of the base Insignia Country Tourer Nav model undercuts the Audi A4 Allroad by over £5,000 and the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack by £2,400.

In terms of the specification, the entry-level 'Country Tourer' trim features a host of standard kit, including front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon adaptive front lighting and power tailgate.

Moving up to the 'Country Tourer Nav' model brings additional Navi 900 IntelliLink sat-nav with eight-inch colour touchscreen, multi-function touch-pad controller and an eight-inch digital instrument cluster as standard.

Both models come with the choice of two powerful 2.0-litre CDTi engines. The engines include a 161bhp unit with start/stop technology and a more powerful 192bhp BiTurbo powerplant.

As far as gearing is concerned, the 161bhp engine is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox, while the BiTurbo unit comes with the automatic transmission only.

Commenting on the new model, Stuart Harris, Vauxhall's Head of Carline Brand, said: "With competitive pricing and generous standard equipment levels, the Insignia Country Tourer looks set to shake up the D-segment crossover sector.

"The Insignia Country Tourer is perfect for a winter holiday, on snowy roads, or simply when the going gets tough. Even on urban roads its robust looks give it strong stand-out appeal."

First deliveries for the upcoming Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer are due to take place in January 2014.

For further information on the new Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer, regarding pricing, specification or test driving opportunities, visit one of the many Perrys Vauxhall Dealerships located in Britain.