The Sports Tourer is the estate version of the new Vauxhall Insignia.

There’s some family resemblance to the previous generation, but this is a very different car.

There’s more luggage space than before and more room for rear passengers.

With a respectable kerbweight of 1633kg and a legal towing limit of 1950kg, the 2.0-litre diesel we’re testing has strong potential when considering what tow car ability it has.

It’s cheaper than most of its key competitors, too.

A promising specification doesn’t necessarily translate into reassuring towing out on the road.

How well does the Insignia stack up? And have any compromises been made to sell the Vauxhall Insignia at such an affordable price?