2009 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer news, pictures, and information
VAUXHALL TO REVEAL THIRD INSIGNIA VARIANT AT PARIS SHOW
Known as the Sports Tourer, it will be available to ÚK buyers in the second quarter of 2009 and will feature two new engines – a more powerful turbodiesel and a smaller capacity turbocharged petrol unit – in addition to the five powerplants available from launch in the saloon and hatchback models. An ecoFLEX Sports Tourer wîth competitively low emissions and fuel consumption will also be available in the near future.
Mark Adams, Vice-President of GM Europe Design, described the Sports Tourer's design as athletic, powerful and elegant. 'However,' says Mark, 'this is a stand-alone model and not simply an estate version of the saloon. In fact, all the bodywork aft of the B-pillars is unique to the Sports Tourer. We've also ensured that its design combines the sculptural artistry and technical precision found in the saloon and hatch models.'
Designers gave the rear of the Sports Tourer a unique, yet cohesive appearance by pulling the wraparound tailgate deep in to its flanks and accentuating it wîth large, fully integrated tail lights.
Inside, as wîth the Insignia saloon and hatch, the Sports Tourer has ample room for five adults and one of the best loadspace volumes in its class. (Full dimension and capacity details of the loadspace will be revealed at the Paris Auto Show in October 2008.) Despite this, Vauxhall has retained the hatch and saloon's wheelbase (2,737mm) and added around 80mm to its length.
|Engine : 2.0 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 130 hp
Torque: 221 ft-lbs
Like the Insignia hatch and saloon, the Sports Tourer will also be available wîth front- and all-wheel drive, as well as Vauxhall's FlexRide system wîth its Adaptive Stability Technology.
The new estate model will also benefit from the high levels of technology showcased at Insignia's launch, such as Vauxhall's latest generation Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL), wîth its nine light beam settings, and the Front Camera System, which can read and memorise road signs and alert drivers if they unintentionally veer off the road.Source - Vauxhall
|Land Rover Celebrates 65 Years Of Technology And Innovation|
|SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF LAND ROVER From our earliest days, the desire to create a vehicle that will tackle any terrain has made Land Rover famous around the world. Over the past 65 years, the Land Rover family has grown into the highly respected range of vehicles that are sold in record numbers today. As Land Rover continues to go from strength to strength, we thought it was time to look back at the milestones in our history that have got us here. The last 65 years have been an adventure. ...[Read more...]|
|2009 Vauxhall models|
|Vauxhall Astra TwinTop|
|Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst S Edition|
|Other models by Vauxhall|
|Related Articles and Event Coverage|
|2008 Paris Mondial De Automobile|
© 1998-2012. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.