What’s in a name? Rather than call this load-lugging version of the Insignia an estate, Vauxhall has gone with the far more exciting-sounding Sports Tourer. No doubt it's designed to make you think of mountain bikes and surfboards rather than flat-pack furniture and trips to the dump, but this bigger-booted Insignia could actually be ideal for all of the above.
Of course, the Insignia Sports Tourer is based on the Insignia Grand Sport saloon and that means it's available with a wide range of petrol and diesel engines. Power outputs run between 108bhp and 256bhp and, depending on the engine, you can have an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, too.
Over the next few pages, we'll look at everything from how the Insignia Sports Tourer drives to what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run. And, of course, we'll compare it to key rivals such as the estate versions of the Ford Mondeo, Skoda Superb and Volkswagen Passat.
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