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Opel has announced the Insignia Country Tourer which will be shown in public this September at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

It turns out last month's rumors were true as Opel has prepared a more rugged version of the Insignia Sports Tourer which comes with a 20mm higher ground clearance and protective underbody guards. It also packs lower body and wheel arch cladding, together with a dual exhaust setup. Most importantly, Opel has fitted the car with an electronically-controlled Haldex 4x4 system and an electronic limited-slip differential sending torque from 0 to 100 percent between the two axles depending on road conditions.

The Opel Insignia Country Tourer will be available with a 2.0 SIDI turbocharged engine producing 250 HP (184 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. A 2.0 CDTI delivering 163 HP (120 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) or 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) with overboost is also on offer, along with a more powerful 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI generating 195 HP (143 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

2.0 CDTI and 2.0 SIDI Turbo engines can be configured with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.0 BiTurbo CDTI can be had exclusively with a six-speed auto.

Orders will kick off on September 10 at the car’s world premiere in Frankfurt where Opel will also reveal pricing details.

More details can be found in the attached press release.

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