Having premiered at the recent 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Insignia Sports Tourer has been completely rebuilt in comparison to other Insignia models.
Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director, says of the new model that it "has all of the elegance of its Insignia Grand Sport sibling but with even more practicality, including a boot that is more spacious than its predecessor. The Insignia Sports Tourer sets new standards for design, efficiency, technology and connectivity."
The Insignia Sports Tourer looks athletic and agile, with the prominent front grille and Monza Concept-inspired headlights certainly adding to this perception, along with an extended wheelbase and reduced overhang. Even the silver roof rails add to the image, making it look lower and more lithe.
Clear lines and slim, slightly protruding LED rear lights in the double-wing design help the rear end of the second-generation Insignia Sports Tourer make a strong impression.
Loading is easier thanks to the reduced overhang on the neatly designed rear end, with an increased width between the wheel arches making it easier to pack bulky items. There's more luggage space too, reaching 1,638 litres when the rear seats are folded down (at the push of a button) – over 100 litres more than the outgoing model. "To further increase loading space, the new Insignia Sports Tourer comes with optional 40/20/40 foldable rear seats, enabling more flexible luggage space configurations."
Also, the tailgate is self-opening and self-closing with a kick motion under the rear bumper.
It's not just luggage that gets the space; passengers do too, with a 31mm increase in headroom, 25mm in shoulder-space, and 27mm hips-way. There's even an optional panoramic sunroof stretching back over the heads of rear-seat passengers to give a greater feeling of space and increased levels of natural light.
When it comes to heating systems, the Insignia Sports Tourer doesn't scrimp and save. There is a fine wire element in the windscreen to help de-mist and de-ice in humid and cold weather respectively - and the heating switches off automatically too.
Drivers stay comfy with a heated steering wheel, and there are optional heated seats for not onLy driver and front-seat passenger, but also those in the rear too. Drivers can stay snug thanks to the heated steering wheel, while heated seats are available not only for the driver and front passenger, but for the occupants of the outer rear seats too. The heating in the front is adjustable and can be controlled through the personalisation menu in the information display, while the optional 18-way adjustable heated driver’s seat also features massage and ventilation functions.
The new Insignia Sports Tourer features:
No news yet on the actual availability date of the new Insignia Sports Tourer, but we do know that it will be available with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines along with latest generation transmissions, including the new eight-speed automatic gearbox, a first for the Vauxhall passenger car range.