Opel introduces new Insignia Country Tourer wagon for UAE market

Hot on the heels of Opel's world premieres of its flagship models, the Insignia Grand Sport and the Insignia Sports Tourer in Geneva, the company has announced that there is to be a third Insignia to join the lineup. Just as for the previous generation, the Insignia will be available in an all-wheel drive and adventurous variant, and will be available in the UAE later in the year. Its name: The new Opel Insignia Country Tourer.

The 2.0L turbocharged wagon is a crossover in the truest sense of the word, with the drive dynamics of a car and the versatility of an SUV.

It will celebrate its premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The new Opel Insignia Country Tourer impresses with the same virtues as its Grand Sport and Sports Tourer siblings - it is spacious and considerably lighter than the outgoing version thanks to an all-new architecture. Just as a true flagship should, it also comes with a wide range of innovative technologies, including Apple CarPlay,
The adventurous Insignia Country Tourer rides higher than its Sports Tourer counterpart, enabling greater capability. Innovative all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, and the new five-link rear suspension gives the station wagon the most polished system in its class and provides greater precision and stability. This, alongside its twenty millimeters of additional ground clearance, caters well to those who wish to leave asphalt roads.

Owners who prefer an even more individual vehicle can also tailor it thanks to the Opel Exclusive concept, which provides customers with an unlimited choice of exterior paint colors to choose from.

Inside the luxurious cabin, the new Insignia's interior design takes a tailored, driver-centric approach, featuring premium materials and host of modern technologies. Refined materials in the cabin feature clean lines and uncluttered surfaces, all while keeping utility and capability as utmost importance. Folding down the second row gives the Insignia Country Tourer 73.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, more than its key competitors, and 32.7 cubic feet in the rear hatch area with seats up.

The 2018 Insignia Country Tourer offers new levels of crash prevention and protection. It offers a standard active hood pedestrian safety system that senses the imminent impact of a pedestrian between 16-30 mph and uses a pyrotechnic actuator to lift the back of the hood up about 4 inches to lessen the impact and potentially reduce injury.

The Insignia range also comes with numerous ultra-modern technologies and assistance systems that enable a new level of safety and comfort. One of the highlights in every sense of the word is the second generation of Opel's innovative and award-winning adaptive IntelliLux LED matrix light. Other active safety features including Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist. A more advanced safety package adds Front Pedestrian Braking, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Alert and Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking.

Highlights of Insignia Country Tourer:

  • Standard intelligent AWD with active twin-clutch provides improved vehicle control and efficiency in any condition.
  • The purpose-built exterior's ride height increased over the Insignia Sports Tourer and it has durable fascia and fender moldings.
  • It is available in any colour through Opel's Exclusive program.
  • The hands-free power lift gate is standard on upper trim levels.
  • The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 250 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
  • IntelliLux Opel LED matrix light with 16 LED segments, innovative active curve lighting function and a range of up to 400 meters.
  • An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.
  • Safety innovations include an active hood pedestrian safety system, Front Pedestrian Braking and Lane Keep Assist.

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