Crossovers are making inroads into the Wagon section in US market. However, estate versions are still thriving in many other markets which have forced General motors to look into it. Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is a model to counter the huge demand. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is based on the recently unveiled Insignia Grand Sport sedan. It will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The outgoing Insignia was adjudged Europe’s Car of the Year in the year 2009.
Opel Insignia Sports Tourer will come with new design which is inspired from Monza and new architecture. The most intriguing part of the new car is the extended roofline. The cargo capacity now stands at 1,640 liters. The load floor is extended by 4 inches; you have to check the images to see the new capacity. The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is larger than the outgoing model, but thankfully is not heavy. It is attributed to use of lightweight materials and compact packaging. It now weighs 200 kilograms less than the model it is replacing.
Opel Insignia Sports Tourer will use features of Grand Sport sedan which are torque vectoring AWD system, and adaptive suspension. Even though the specification is still not disclosed, Opel did say that turbocharged diesel and petrol engines will be available with 8-speed automatic gearbox. This car will be sold as Opel in European and other market whereas it will be sold as Vauxhall in UK. Holden Commodore Sportwagon for the Australian market was revealed which will have 4-cylinder diesel and gasoline engine. The top V6 model produces an output of 308 horsepower and a torque of 273 pound-feet via 9 speed automatic transmission. Buick Regal Estate (Wagon) might be sold alongside the Buick Regal.