Opel is about to double its current range of SUVs, when it launches the new Insignia Country Tourer.
Based on the Insignia estate, the Country Tourer goes down the Audi Allroad route of taking a standard estate car body and adding chunky SUV-esque styling touches and an increased ride height to give it a more rugged air.
Opel is making sure that it can back up that image with proper all-terrain performance though, as the Country Tourer will come as standard with four wheel drive. The high-tech system can send, if needed, all the engine’s power to the front or rear wheels, while an electronic diff at the back can send power to an individual rear wheel, aiding both off-road grip and on-road handling.
The rest of the Insignia range is being updated later this year too, with new exterior styling and tweaks to the engines and gearboxes.
More details on an Irish price and launch date for the Country Tourer will be coming in September. European buyers will get the option of a new 250bhp 2.0-litre petrol turbo but we’ll most likely only be offered the 163bhp 2.0-litre diesel.