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The Country Tourer features permanent all-wheel drive and a five-door estate (station wagon) body and some bodywork mods to make it look a little chunkier and more off-roader like.
There will be 3 engine variants, with a 2 litre turbocharged petrol being the most powerful, producing 250 PS (247 bhp/184 kW) between 5300 and 5500 rpm, and torque of 400 N·m (295 lb·ft, 40.8 kg·m) at 2500 thanks to the use of direct petrol injection and turbocharger. Two 2 litre turbodiesels are also offered, with 163 PS (161 bhp/120 kW) for the single turbocharged variant, and 195 PS (192 bhp/143 kW) for the BiTurbo CDTI with its twin turbochargers. The BiTurbo CDTI is available initially only with a six speed automatic gearbox, the other 2 engine types are available with six speed manual or six speed automatic transmissions.
It's quite a large car for this class, with an overall length of 4920 mm and a wheelbase of 2737 mm. Curiously, all variants (even the automatic versions) have an officially quoted kerb weight of 1843 kg. CO2 emissions vary from 147 g/km for the single turbocharged Insignia Country Tourer 2.0 CDTI with the manual transmission, to 199 g/km for the automatic transmission 2.0 SIDI Turbo.