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Vauxhall Drops Insignia Country Tourer From UK Lineup After Poor Sales


Just two years after it went on sale in the United Kingdom, the Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer has been dropped from the automaker’s lineup.

The withdrawal is apparently blamed on poor sales, with Autocar reporting that the Country Tourer represented less than 1 percent of the Insignia’s total registrations in Britain.

The publication reached out to a Vauxhall spokesperson, who said: “The market for this type of car is becoming ever more niche, and the relatively small volumes that we’re dealing with don’t justify keeping the model in our range any longer.”

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We also contacted the company, and will be updating this story if we find out more.

A direct rival to the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack, the Insignia Country Tourer had a starting price of £25,635 ($30,927/€27,600) in Britain when it first arrived in showrooms. It launched with a 170 PS (168 hp / 125 kW), 2.0-liter diesel engine, with a 210 PS (207 hp / 154 kW), 2.0-liter petrol unit following shortly after. Compared to the regular estate, the Country Tourer haplastic body cladding along with front and rear skid plates and a jacked up suspension.

While Vauxhall is no longer selling it in the UK, Opel still has it listed in Germany, from €41,385 ($46,369/£38,431), alongside the Grand Sport and Sports Tourer variants, which are more affordable, at €28,505 ($31,938/£26,471) and €29,505 ($33,507/£27,771), respectively.

In the UK, the Insignia Grand Sport will set you back £20,045 ($24,183/€21,582) and the Sports Tourer £21,945 ($26,475/€23,627).

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