• Apr 21, 2009
2009 Opel Sports Tourer - Click above for a high-res image gallery

The Opel Insignia Sports Tourer landed at a dealer in the Czech Republic, and it is nothing but tasty: a six-speed diesel with seating for five that holds from 540 or 1,530 cubic liters with the seats down (from 19 to 54 cubic feet) and the handsome hauler gets and 50 mpg (US) from its 160 horsepower 2.0 CTDI. What's more, the rear cargo area has a beautifully flat entry, and a hidden compartment underneath the load floor.

It also has a host of convenience technology such as the Adaptive Forward Lighting with nine (count em!) different settings and the Opel Eye, which memorizes street signs and displays them in the dash. Sounds a bit like the Eye of Mordor, but it could come in handy when on unfamiliar turf. For the consortium looking for new Saturn models to import, please start here. Thanks for the tip, Evzen!



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Just as plain and boring as anything else on the street, only in a wagon. About as attractive as your average Subaru or Volkswagon. No one buys wagons anymore regardless of the countless "do want" people who will never pull the trigger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      F-YOU GM
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want a Mondeo station wagon! Yep. That's what I want.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm not even gonna bother reading these 'bring those Euro wagonz here nowz!!!'.

      Whats BS. Once they get here, or something like the Dodge Magnum is made at home, everyone suddenly discovers faults with them they knew (or said) nothign about before.

      Dear car-makers - don't listen to these guys.

        • 5 Years Ago
        You are really going to hold up the Magnum as the example of a good wagon. The Magnum was just too big and heavy and it was a DODGE. (you know the word synonymous with avoid).

        And what faults are you talking about? No off road capatility that no one uses anyway? Better mileage? Better handling? Better looks than SUVs and CUVs? More aerodynamic? Longer than a hatch? What faults do wagons have that CUVs do not? And dont compare a wagon to a sedan, because those who buy wagons need the space and would buy CUVs otherwise.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No - car makers DO listen to these guys. There is a segment of the car buying population that would like a a decent, mid-sized wagon that doesn't cost more than $30K. The only two cars that really come close to this are the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Passat wagon. I've tried the Outback - it feels too claustrophobic to me. The new Passat is out of my price range and the older ones are too risky. For now, I'm stuck looking for a used Mazda6 wagon (or possibly even a Jetta wagon).

        It wasn't that long ago when there were Accord, Camry, Taursus/Sable wagons and more recently the Mazda6 and Legacy wagons - all gone. There really is nothing to take their place. I don't want another CUV - my wife has a RAV4 and I really don't like it that much. My Protege5 is a great car, but I want a wagon that is a little bigger and more refined. The current choices just don't fit the bill.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ohhh, that wagon is HAWT!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This gorgeous wagon seems like it would be a great addition to the "New North American Buick" that GM keeps imagining. Its lines exude a premium image, unlike the chunky-clunky 2010 Subaru Outback. However, as a Buick, the pricing must stay real, and that means starting at something like $23K and moving into the low $30K range for an AWD with leather, sunroof, DVD.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Opel has been busy the last 10 years redesigning their whole line-up, improving quality and introducing innovative new ideas, such as the Zafira. I do hope they manage to attract new investors to ensure the future of the brand since it would be a shame to see Opel go down when it's in fact producing really good cars. I for one can't wait to see the new Zafira, which should be in the making by now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is why I am not too keen on the idea of GM selling off OPEL. GM needs to get back to the core business and build the kinds of cars it can build and the kinds of cars people want. Do not get me started on GM North America.


      • 5 Years Ago
      the problem with the average public trying to guestimate the sales of things like Subaru Legacy wagons and the like, is the fact that these wagons are nondescript enough that most folks won't notice how many they're passing in traffic because they're too fixated on the truck balls in front of them. As with many vehicles, it's a regional thing; where I live, it's safe to say that every other car is a boringly-brilliant Subaru, which I attribute to the practicality and unassuming, unpretentious nature of my neighbors. Hell, I drive a turbodiesel hatch, and from what I can tell, all 3 of these segments have lots of people clamoring for them, it's just that they clamor less boisterously than those who require explosions in their ads to sell them things. I'm not saying that the automakers have to abandon the truck-ball demographic, but they DO need a balanced product portfolio if they want to avoid getting destroyed in the market by their competitors....again.

      This will make a fine Buick indeed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Would rather take a C5 Tourer any day.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe GM could sell it as the LaCrosse Wagon.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I agree. This thing is SEXY. I wasn't too enthused from looking at the silver cars exterior pics, then I saw the interior and the official pics and fell in love.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That cargo area is a thing of beauty... sniff
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