The german mazda6- opel insignia sports tourer

The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer looks a bit like the Mazda6. A touch of the Astra Sports Tourer or Zafira can also be recognized. But the closest is the comparison with the Japanese. When it comes to the hard facts, the Rüsselsheimer speaks a very clear language again: 100 liters more load volume, matrix LED light and the new all-wheel drive.

Sales start in February

Almost every area in the cockpit can be heated, including not only the steering wheel and windscreen, but also the front seats, but also the outer rear seats. Partly for a surcharge, of course. The world premiere will take place in Geneva in March, but the new mid-range station wagon will be available for order in February.

More loading volume with less basic weight

The already mentioned load volume is now a maximum of 1,640 liters. Depending on the drive, up to 200 kilograms of weight could be saved. As in the sporty sedan, the adaptive IntelliLux matrix LED light is used here, and there is also Lane Keeping Assist with automatic steering correction. As a comfort feature, the EGR seats are also available with ventilation and memory functions, not forgetting the massage function. The large tailgate can also be opened with a foot gesture under the bumper, but the extent to which this is subject to a surcharge (keyless open) is still pending. A mechanism also detects obstacles and stops automatically.

Insignia Sports Tourer with new techniques and more dynamism

The front and rear track has been widened by eleven millimeters each. The stand is much better on the road, plus the new length of 4,986 millimeters. The wheelbase has been lengthened by a total of 92 millimeters, whereby it now measures 2,829 mm and above all allows more space for the rear passengers. Also new for the Insignia Sports Tourer is the 360-degree camera, which sends a bird’s eye view into the cockpit.

Opel has not yet announced which engines will be available for the market launch, nor which engines will be combined in the station wagon with the new 8-speed automatic.

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