We’re very familiar with the Insignia – this is the third we’ve run on our test fleet. However, unlike cars we’ve tested in the past, this one is four-wheel drive. Not only does that provide obvious benefits in terms of traction in bad weather or towing on damp grass, it also pushes up the kerbweight, making a wider range of tourers suitable matches. Our test car weighs 1716kg, so the 85% match is 1459kg. And Vauxhall has priced it keenly, at £27,815 for this version.

We want to find out if this is the best version of the Insignia for towing. Just as importantly, how well does the Country Tourer stack up against rivals like the Škoda Superb Estate 4×4?