Opel Insignia Sports Tourer: The Chic Station Wagon
Rüsselsheim. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer stylishly conceals its high practicality in an athletic, powerful and elegant design. The third member of the Insignia family offers leading eco-friendly technologies in a station wagon that makes innovation and attractive design accessible to a broad customer range.
Opel Insignia Sports Tourer models have undergone a series of technical improvements that result in a five percent reduction in combined cycle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The German brand has also coupled its optional Adaptive 4x4 with a 2-liter 160 hp CDTI, making it the first Opel passenger car to link a powerful yet efficient diesel with the innovative segment-leading technology of an adaptive all-wheel drive system.
Moreover, engineers have made refinements on all diesel engines to improve the noise and vibrations, thereby keeping the interior quiet and enhancing the interior acoustics. The changes target betterment in both mechanical and combustion noise. The diesel offer is in addition to the 2-liter 220 hp gasoline turbo with Adaptive 4x4 that has been part of the powertrain line-up since launch. Both engines offer high performance without breaking the fuel budget. The 4x4 is standard on the 2.8 V6, 260 hp Turbo and OPC models.
Design and interior: Up to 1,530 liters of cargo volume
When it first launched, the Insignia took the automotive world by storm, with its award-winning new design language embodied in the motto “Sculptural artistry meets German precision.” While designers carried forward the sporty, elegant design to the Sports Tourer, they spared no effort in giving the most functional Insignia its own unique look.With a CD value of just below 0.30, the Insignia Sports Tourer is the most aerodynamic station wagon Opel has ever built, yet it retains its high utility value. The Sports Tourer has an identical wheelbase of 2.74 meters as the sedan models, yet added around 8 cm to its rear cargo length for an overall 4.91 meters. The load area length up to the front seats is 1.91 meters and when fully loaded, the sporty station wagon has a maximum capacity of 1,530 liters. It offers options that simply make life easier. That includes an optional automatic load leveling system and a tailgate that can be electrically opened and closed via the remote control on the key. This also features a programmable opening height that helps prevent damage to the tailgate even in garages with low ceilings.