The Cougar has been excellent in the snow and ice, only got stuck once and that was on the drive, just had to break up the ice - but the drive is quite a slope.
Last year I had a 2008 Astra SRI and it was dreadful, I've never driven such a terrible car in the snow, it got stuck on the slightest amount of snow. The traction control kicked in and took power away from a spinning wheel so when both started to spin it removed all power until you rolled backwards. The only way to turn off traction control was to hold down the sport button which doubled up the throttle so full throttle was half way and it tightened up the steering so full lock wasn't as far. So you had a twitchy revvy car whilst trying to drive as carefully as possible.
I'll keep my eyes open for that. Is it just cars with the X pack or was it optional for all? You can tell from looking at the windscreen, yeah?