Opel is working on the launch of 2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country, which will be in competition to compete with the Audi A6. Model should appear later this year, will be based on the recently refreshed 2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country.
2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country review
Some sources claim that the car will be equipped with an optional drive to all four wheels, and you should also have an increased clearance and body protectors.
Typical properties include lower protection at the front and rear, in conjunction with prominent wheel arches and lower body cladding, and the visual appearance is complemented by a dual tailpipes. With the brand’s distinctive grille, front end look is far wider and deeper. Horizontal chrome mask bears the central emblem of the brand and is derived in the form of wings, with the outside edge facing upward. Protective plate silver peeking underneath the engine compartment, which is a prominent design motif that is repeated on the back, the protective panel framed tailpipes.
The side sills and lower parts of the body is a protective casing in anthracite, wide look, and the whole car a robust phenomenon. Additional decorations are featured front and rear lights – tinted headlights with chrome details, and “winged” LED daytime running lights (depending on configuration). Advantages of the 2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country off road are enabled thanks to 4×4, and larger tires and increased body distance from the ground. Clearance is 20 mm higher than a standard caravan, which is an advantage when driving on rough terrain.
The choice of power units of the new model leads the 2.0 SIDI Turbo petrol engine with 184 kW / 250 hp and 400 Nm of torque. Besides him, the offer will be two diesels. Weaker, 2.0 CDTI with 120 kW/163 hp and 350 Nm (380 Nm with overboost function) and more powerful 2.0 Bi Turbo CDTI diesel engine, which develops 143 kW/195 hp. And 2.0 SIDI Turbo and the 2.0 CDTI can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, while the 2.0 Bi Turbo CDTI is available only as an automatic. An electronically controlled 4×4 includes clutch that works on the principles and Haldex electronic limited slip differential to ensure traction on paved and unpaved surfaces. It constantly adapts to prevailing road conditions, changing the distribution of power seamlessly, from 0 to 100% between the front and rear axles and between the rear wheels. The main advantage is that all this happens even before the wheel starts to slip due to the lack of traction, for example, in a wet or snow-covered roads.
Sensors 4×4 system constantly delivering information to individual control modules, the degree of yaw, acceleration, steering angle, wheel speed, accelerator pedal position, the car’s speed and torque, so that the force distribution between the front and rear of the constantly adapt to the driving situation based on this information. Stability and dynamics are provided electronically controlled limited slip differential on the rear axle (eLSD). eLSD controls the distribution of torque between the rear wheels, transferring torque to the wheel that has the best suspension. The Opel Insignia say that 2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country can provide the drive even when the three-wheel reliant on volatile or slippery surfaces and when only one of the rear wheel traction is realized.Versatile all-wheel drive gives support to drivers and non-critical situations. In order to reduce energy losses due to friction, and to save fuel, the system automatically switches to front-wheel drive whenever he saw in no need of adjustment.
“New 2014 Opel Insignia Sports Tourer Country fills a gap in this class. This allows us to offer customers an alternative to what they had previously, when it comes to Opel. Simultaneously, we are confident that the sporting appearance Country Tourer models will attract new customers who have not owned one of our vehicles, “said Duncan Aldred, vice president of sales, marketing and after-sales services in Opel.
Price and release date
Prices and details of the equipment will be announced on the day of receipt of order – at the world premiere, 10 September at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.