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by George Skentzos

The final iteration of the new Opel Insignia has been officially revealed ahead of its first public debut at the Paris Auto Salon.

The Insignia Sports Touring model will join its sedan and hatchback siblings to complete the new range – matching that of one of its main rivals, the Mazda6.

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer official images

From the B-pillar back, the design of the Sports Tourer is completely bespoke, rather than attempting to retain the design elements found on the sedan models.

“This is a stand-alone model and not simply an estate version of the saloon. We’ve also ensured that its design combines the sculptural artistry and technical precision found in the saloon and hatch models.”

However it does maintain an identical 2.74 metre wheelbase as the sedan models, and gains just 80mm to its overall length, offering a luggage capacity of 540-litres.

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer official images

Opel has also taken this opportunity to unveil two new engines for the Insignia range – a downsized turbocharged petrol engine and a new turbo diesel.

An ecoFLEX model is also currently in development which will be added to the range in the near future, boasting impressive fuel consumption and low emissions.

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer official images

Like the rest of the Insignia line-up, the Sports Touring model will be available in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive guise, with buyers given the option of the new FlexRide system with its Adaptive Stability Technology.

It will also feature the same levels of technology, incorporating Vauxhall’s latest generation Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL) with nine light beam settings and a Front Camera System which can read and memorise road signs and alert drivers if they unintentionally veer off the road.




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