Sharing the same wheelbase as the Signum, the estate comes with a new feature called the FlexOrganiser which can be used to create separate compartments in the boot. The Travel Assistant, combining folding tables, a cooler, power outlets and portable DVD holder will later be available as an option.
Maximum luggage capacity is 1,850 litres, while the tailgate will be electrically operated. The engine line-up will reflect those currently offered in the Signum, including the new 2.2-litre direct injection petrol, 2.0 turbo and 3.0 V6 CDTi. Prices will be announced closer to its launch in the autumn, but upper medium estates typically attract a premium of about £1,000 over saloon and hatchback variants.