Back in June, Opel unveiled the 2014 Insignia Facelift but today, the German manufacturer came with something more interesting: the Insignia Country Tourer or an off-road version of the Insignia Sports Tourer. Set to make its debut this autumn at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 2014 Opel Insignia Country Tourer comes with protective under-body guards front and rear, proeminent wheel-arch and lower body cladding as well as new dual exhaust tailpipes.
Ground clearance is 20 mm higher than standard. The 2014 Insignia Country Tourer offers a choice of three engines, led by a 2.0-liter SIDI (Spark Ingnition Direct Injection) Turbo gasoline engines, delivering 250 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Moreover, we find the 2.0-liter BiTurbo CDTI diesel engine which has a maximum output of 195 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
A 163 hp 2.0-liter CDTI (with a single tailpipe) is also available with a maximum torque of 350 Nm (380 Nm on overboost). The 2.0 SIDI Turbo and the 2.0 CDTI can be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI is available only with an automatic transmission.
As expected, the Insignia Country Tourer comes with the electronically controlled 4x4 drivetrain that incorporates a high-quality clutch, operating on Haldex principles, and an electronic limited-slip differential to ensure superb traction on both paved and unpaved surfaces.