The high-riding 4x4 estate had been on sale since late 2017. Although the firm hasn’t released official sales figures for the period, data seen by Autocar shows just 24 County Tourers were sold in 2018, comprising significantly less than 1% of total Insignia registrations. The model's two primary rivals performed better; Volkswagen sold 85 Passat Alltracks, while Audi sold 784 A4 Allroads.
The model has been removed from price lists over the weekend, and it’s understood that only a small amount of dealer stock remains. The regular Insignia Sports Tourer estate is unaffected, Autocar understands.
A Vauxhall spokesperson told Autocar: “The market for this type of car is becoming ever more niche, and the relatively small volumes that we’re dealing with don't justify keeping the model in our range any longer”.
The withdrawal isn't the first time the off-road load-lugger has been removed from sale prematurely. Back in 2015, Vauxhall withdrew the previous-generation Insignia Country Tourer from sale due to it being unable to justify re-engineering a new diesel engine for the four-wheel-drive model.