No, the 2015 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer (read: wagon) is not saying goodbye to the UK. Rather, it’s actually the lesser-known 2015 Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer that will be pulled from the UK market.
The decision comes after re-engineering costs were deemed too high to justify offering the 2015 Country Tourer with the latest 2.0-liter CDTi “Whisper” diesel engine. While the lifted station wagon will continue to be sold in left-hand drive markets across Europe, any remaining right-hand drive Vauxhall stock will be sold, and that will be all she wrote.
The report from Autocar states that executives considered offering the engine in only a front-wheel drive variant of the 2015 Country Tourer but, in the end, it was deemed clumsy to offer the engine in a car that arrives with an added ride height, and soft-core off-roading attributes.
Even so, the 2015 Insignia Country Tourer was never a bulk seller, so it remains to be seen if the niche offering will truly be missed in the market, as the Insignia Sports Tourer makes up for the majority of Insignia Sports Tourer (wagon) sales.