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Opel has recently unveiled the new Insignia Country Tourer, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September.

The brand new Opel Insignia Country Tourer, which is also made by Vauxhall, is coming with a 20 mm higher ground, protective underbody guards, wheel arch and lower body cladding, a dual exhaust setup, an electronic slip limited differential and some other tweaks, which should make it interesting in the eyes of its future customers.

“With the new Insignia Country Tourer, we are now filling this sporty niche in the larger, mid-size class. It enables us to offer customers an alternative choice they’ve never had before at Opel. They can spice up the high quality of our brand flagship with a strong dose of adventure. At the same time, we’re confident the athletic appeal of the Insignia Country Tourer will also attract new customers to our brand”, said the Opel Acting vice president of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Duncan Aldred.

The new Opel Insignia Country Tourer is powered by a 2.0 liter SIDI turbocharged engine, which is producing a total output of 250 HP (184 kW) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft). The 2.0 liter CDTI, with its 163 HP (120 kW) and 350 Nm of torque (258 lb-ft), or 380 Nm of torque (280 lb-ft) with overboost, is also available for the model, along with the 195 HP (143 kW) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft) 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI. Opel says that the 2.0 CDTI and the 2.0 SIDI Turbo can be mated to a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the other unit is only available with a six-speed automatic gearbox. Delivery books will start on the 10th of September, during the Frankfurt Motor Show.