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Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer revealed

Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 -0700

 

Vauxhall has revealed the Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer to go on sale later this year

So the Vauxhall Insignia VXR Sports Tourer joins the saloon and hatchback to make a full set of hot Insignias.

The VXR Sports Tourer gets the same engine as its siblings, namely a 2.8 litre V6 twin-turbo with 325bhp, 4WD and a six speed gearbox. It sports the big air intakes at the the front and the same aggressive body styling as the other VXR models, but with a big estate lump on the back. And it looks good. Very good.

But to us it looks even better than the saloon and hatchback. It seems somehow a little more subtle. All the aggression and promise, but not so brash. 0-60mph comes up in 5.8 seconds, and the handling is great, thanks to the Hyper-Strut System, which fights torque-steer and maintains negative camber when cornering to improve grip. The VXR ST also has a limited slip diff, and ride height is lower than standard models (by 10mm).

This should probably be considered the ultimate rep-mobile. But it’s much better than that. For the first time Vauxhall seems to have a car that can stand toe to toe with comparable offerings from BMW and Audi.

Fine car.


By Cars UK