According to a report by UK’s Autocar, Opel is planning to add a “Country Tourer” to the Insignia lineup when the GM subsidiary redesigns the mid-size vehicle range, which is due to reach the market around 2015 following a 2013 model year refresh. The rumor comes on the heels of a report stating that the next-generation Citroën DS5 and Peugeot 508 will be produced at GM’s Rüsselsheim plant — a move that would allow both Opel/Vauxhall and alliance partner PSA Peugeot-Citroën to benefit from increased economies of scale in the mid-size vehicle segment.
Currently Opel offers the Insignia range in the sedan, wagon (Sports Tourer), and hatchback body styles — and a coupe has been rumored to join the lineup, possibly wearing the Calibra nameplate. A country tourer, however, sounds like it could be along the lines of an Audi allroad — a raised wagon with more capable suspension and all wheel drive. If this is what’s in store for the Insignia range, then please sign us up, along with utilitarian wagon lovers all over the world!