2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

The 2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show recently.

The first deliveries are expected to arrive in the UK by October of this year. This model is a revamp of the popular family car.

The Insignia Tourer features an improved and spacious cabin at a relatively competitive price, which gives it an edge over other cars in the same class.2014-Vauxhall-Insignia-Sports-Tourer-interested-A

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Wagon Base Price: £18,629
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 gals (70 L) MPG: 36 city / 53 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 193.2 in. (490.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.8 in. (273.7 cm)
Height: 59.8 in. (152 cm) Width: 73.1 in. (185.6 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 19 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder SIDI Turbo Displacement: 1598 cc
Horsepower: 168 HP Max RPM: 4250 RPM
Torque: 192 lb-ft @ 1650-4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

* ES Trim Petrol

Engine

The 2014 Insignia Sports Tourer is available in several engine options.

The new turbo-charged gas versions are helped by a Spark Ignition Direct Injection or SIDI system. You have your choice of either the 1.6 liter version comes with 168 horsepower while the 2.0 liter version brings you 250 horsepower.

Then you have the ultra clean diesel engines, starting with the 2.0 CDTI that gives you 138 horsepower. If you need a little more than that, you can choose either the 2.0 liter with 163 horsepower or the 2.0 BiTurbo that comes with 195 horsepower.

The diesel options include a range that start at 110, 120, and 130 horsepower. Both come with six-speed manual transmission as well as an optional six-speed automatic.

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Exterior

The new Insignia sports some styling tweaks. This includes a front grille re-design along with different headlights. In the back, a new tailgate with some strip designs can be seen. These are positioned lower down as compared to the previous model.

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Interior

The biggest change in terms of aesthetics can be seen inside. The much-criticized button-heavy fascia is improved, and a newer, cleaner design is evident.

All models come complete with a 4.2 " LCD screen which is located by the center console. This comes complete with a controller. There are optional features available that include an 8 inch touch-screen infotainment system.

The Vauxhall Insignia has dominated the mid-sized class since its release in 2008. The new 2014 Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has kept its clean lines and bold look.

However, the improvements on the interior as well as the engine are worth noting. The technology-integrated improvements in the Insignia Tourer, as well as the new engine options make driving a pleasure.

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