Proving that petrol can still play in the pulling power stakes, the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has been recognised as the best petrol model in the annual Tow Car Awards 2014.
|Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer 1.6 Turbo|
The Insignia Sports Tourer’s turbocharged petrol engine, which entered production last year, features direct injection and Start/Stop technology, helping it to achieve an impressive combined fuel economy figure of 45.6mpg and emit just 146g/km CO2.
David continued: “It’s a much more flexible engine than most petrols, with a punchy 168 bhp at the top of the rev range and 260 Nm torque (280 Nm with Overboost) across a broad power band. It pulled from 30-60 mph in 15.3 seconds and the engine stays quiet and smooth even when worked hard.
“At speed the Vauxhall feels reassuringly solid. Even when tested at speeds above the legal limit, there’s hardly any movement from the caravan. The Insignia’s electronic parking brake held car and caravan still on the 1-in-6 slope and released smoothly and the fitment of Trailer Stability Assist ensures car and caravan stay in sync.”