Vauxhall, GM’s UK-based division, has just announced that the latest addition to its fuel-saving and emissions reducing ecoFLEX line will take the form of the Insignia Sports Tourer. Included in the car’s transformation are a raft of aerodynamic tweaks that include modified front air inlets and twin underbody spoilers along with revised gearing with a higher final drive ratio. Ride height has been reduced by three millimeters and low-resistance tires have been fitted.
The new wagon joins the previous hatchback and sedan bodystyles and uses the same 160-horsepower 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine, which can propel the wagon to 60 miles per hour in 9.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 134 mph. More importantly, the Insigna ecoFLEX Sports Tourer manages 44.7 miles per gallon (U.S.; a 12.3-percent increase over the standard model) and emits just 139g/km of carbon dioxide.
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Vauxhall releases new Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer with under 140 g/km CO2 originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.