The new Opel Insignia Sports Tourer is looking to make a name for itself in the once crowded (but now deserted due to crossover popularity) midsize wagon segments, bringing a stylish design and lots of technology.
Now in time for the RETTmobil event organized in Fulda, Germany where there’s also a Vivaro joining the same department, the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer has been clad in mobile command vehicle attire. A fierce rival to the VW Passat Variant, the new Sports Tourer comes with the top of the line version available on sale right now – the 260-hp gasoline version with a turbocharged 2.0-liter also packing 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. It will get fast to any emergency as it sprints from 0 to 62 mph (100 kph) in only seven and a half seconds and will go up until it hits 245 kph (152 mph), meaning this is the fastest Insignia anyone can have at the moment.
The Insignia Sports Tourer acting as a mobile command vehicle for the Feuerwehr (Fire Department in Germany) is not going to have any problems putting all the power down to the road thanks to the standard all-wheel-drive system that comes complete with torque vectoring. Opel is also using on this model a newly developed eight-speed automatic transmission, and dare we might add the livery befits the large wagon. Aside from the typical rescue vehicle clothes, this Sports Tourer also packs a custom signal system, front-mounted LED flashers, a radio system and the typical fire-fighting-related kit in the cargo space.