Raise the ride height by about an inch and what do you get? Not an Opel Insignia Sports Tourer. You get an Opel Insignia Country Tourer.
Spy shots have revealed the third and final member of the all-new Opel Insignia family, following the 2018 Insignia Grand Sport and Insignia Sports Tourer. In the case of the Country Tourer, it’s all about projecting ruggedness and capability.
The previous Insignia Country Tourer raised the suspension and ride height by 0.7 inches and strewed the vehicle with plastic cladding to mock up a more soft-road looking design. We also saw a similar approach from the Chevrolet Spark Activ.
The all-new Country Tourer doesn’t seem to deviate from this formula, with plastic body parts in all the right places and a higher ride height than the Sports Tourer. But, what will likely separate the Country Tourer from the Sports Tourer most is its all-wheel drive system; the 2018 Insignia Country Tourer will likely arrive with the brand’s latest torque vectoring AWD setup as standard.
The spy shots may also be the closest look yet as to what a future, 2018 Buick Regal TourX will look like. The jury remains out on whether Buick will be bestowed either a traditional wagon (the Insignia Sports Tourer) or a raised wagon of sorts (the Insignia Country Tourer). All we know is a wagon is coming to North America.
Spy shots: Motor1