The 2017 Opel Insignia is on sale across Europe, but Opel has reminded consumers at large it doesn’t take a massive vehicle to tow precious cargo.
The 2017 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is capable of towing 2,200 kilograms (4,850 pounds) with an available tow hook. Not only does the tow hook provide the capability, but it also activates a few helpful features. Safety is enhanced with the trailer stability program, which allows the Insignia Sports Tourer’s stability control to detect unwanted movement. From there, the car is decelerated and the brakes are applied to regain stability.
The 4,850-pound towing figure—which actually outdoes the 2017 Chevrolet Equinox—applies to models equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gasoline engine.
Opel also offers a rear-backup camera and a 360-degree camera to further increase safe towing procedures.