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Brand New 69 Vauxhall Insignia 1.5T Elite Nav 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

8" colour display with speedometer, audio phone and navigationCentral facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control + speed limiterDoor/boot open warning light
Driver information - Total mileage, service indicator, oil life, tyre pressure monitoring systemLights on audible warning
Multi function trip computerMultimedia Navi Pro with 8" touchscreen, DAB/AM/FM radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth, Apple carplay/Android auto, sat nav, traffic sign + European coverage
Speed sensitive power steeringTraffic sign recognition
Voice control systemWireless charger for mobile devices

Entertainment

7 speakersAuxiliary input socket
Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate lightSteering wheel mounted audio controls
Twin USB power sockets for rear seat passengers 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Body colour lip spoilerChrome effect bar on front grille
Chrome effect upper window trimDark tinted rear windows
Door to door illuminationElectric rear windows with anti pinch facility
Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility with heated rear windowFront fog lights
Gloss black finish B pillarGloss black lower window trim
Hazard warning lightsHigh level LED centre rear brake light
IntelliLux LED matrix headlights with front cameraIntermittent rear wash/wipe
Laminated windscreenLED brake lights
LED daytime running lightsLED side repeat indicators
LED tail lightsManual headlight beam levelling
Rear fog lightsReversing light
Solar heat absorbing windscreen with tinted windowsTwin electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipeVisible VIN plate

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in front, drivers and front passenger sunvisors + vanity mirrors18 way electric adjustable front seats
3 height adjustable rear headrests3 spoke leather covered steering wheel with satin chrome bezel
4 way electric lumbar support40/20/40 split folding rear seat back with one touch release flexfold
Additional storage compartment in bootAnti submarining ramps in front seats
Central front and rear courtesy light, fade up/down, twin rear and front reading lights with illuminated switches, ambient LED facia/centre consoleChrome inner door handles
Delay courtesy light functionDual zone electronic climate control incorporating air conditioning with variable side-to-side temperature setting, multi-zone sun and humidity sensor
Ergonomic active front seats with extendable cushionFootwell illumination
Four load restraint lashing eyesFront centre adjustable armrest with 4 litre storage capacity
Front comfort seatsFront headrests
Fully carpeted load areaHeated front seats
Illuminated glovebox, front door pockets + 1.5 litre bottle holder, 2 drinks holders in centre console, rear door pockets + 1 litre bottle holderIlluminated load area
Interior tailgate handleISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobLight fabric headlining
Luggage compartment coverPerforated siena leather upholstery
Pollen filterPremium black leather effect side bolsters and surrounds
Premium LED ambient lighting in front doors and below audio unitRake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear centre armrestRear passenger heating ducts
Reclining front seatsStorage pockets on front seat backs
Storage tray in spare wheel wellTwin gas assisted tailgate struts
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Driver Assistance Pack 1 - InsigniaSight and Light Pack - Insignia

Safety

4 way driver/passenger adjustable head restraintsActive bonnet
Airbags - Driver and passengers front airbag, two front side impact airbag, full size curtain airbags for driver, front and outer rear seat passengerAnti jam door design with burst proof door locks
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Child locks on rear doors
Cornering brake controlDeactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
Deformation zones front and rearDrag torque control
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbagsEBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
Electric parking brake with centre console switch in handbrake and adjustable armrest in premium centre consoleElectronic Stability Programme
Emergency brake assistEnergy absorbing steering column
Fading brake supportFront and outer rear seatbelt force limiters
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensionersFront lateral airbags
Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning lightHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Hill start assistPedal release system
Reinforced passenger safety cellRollover mitigation
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passengerSide impact protection beams
Straight line stability controlThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Traction controlTwo front and three point rear inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts

Security

Engine immobiliserFreewheeling door locks
Locking wheel boltsRemote central deadlocking , operates on doors, tailgates and fuel filler flap, deadlock, central locking switch on drivers door
Remote security alarm system with ultrasonic interior sensor, tilt sensor, independent power supply, thatcham approved 

Technical

Lowered and uprated sports suspension 

Trim

Black facia, black door panels with black leather effect inserts, agate inserts in dark silver 

Wheels

18" multi spoke bi-colour technical grey diamond cut alloy wheelsEmergency tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)122Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max155WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min138

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1490Compression Ratio10.1:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74Cylinders - Stroke (mm)81
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)59.4EC Urban (mpg)39.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max41.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max40.9WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min47.1
WLTP - MPG - High - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - High - Min54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max31.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min34.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max42.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power165
Coin DescriptionTCoin SeriesElite Nav
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0717E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %78
NCAP Safety Assist %69Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months72
Timing Belt Interval Mileage100000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4
Engine Power - BHP165Engine Power - KW121
Engine Power - PSTrueEngine Power - RPM5600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed138 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear245/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1455Length4897
Wheelbase2829Width1863
Width (including mirrors)2093 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)62Gross Vehicle Weight2015
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1450Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)490
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1405Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked700
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.15
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Insignia

The second generation version of Vauxhall's Insignia gets a useful update in this facelifted guise. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The second generation version of Vauxhall's Insignia has been usefully updated, now offered only in five-door hatch form and featuring a heavily revised engine range, plus smarter looks, a classier cabin and some hi-tech features. If, like many business buyers, you're browsing in the £25,000 to £35,000 bracket selecting a medium range Mondeo segment model or a mid-sized executive contender, it's a contender that you really can't afford to overlook.

Background

If you perceive Vauxhall's Insignia as a middle management mainstream company car, then the brand reckons it's time you had a re-think. The second generation version of this model launched in 2017 was a decent step forward and now, that design has been lightly updated, primarily with a thoroughly revised range of engines. Continuing attributes include a spacious cabin, plus there's an optional slick-shifting 8-speed auto gearbox and a clever 4WD system at the top of the range. Think of a feature you can get in a pricey compact German premium brand - LED matrix lighting, Lane Keep Assist, Head-up Display, cutting-edge media connectivity. All of it's on offer here, plus use of Vauxhall's brilliant OnStar concierge system. It's a strong package.

Driving Experience

On the move, this Insignia feels like the bigger car it's now become, the suspension floating you over broken surfaces that would have troubled and impeded previous generation models. The engine range for this revised design features three and four-cylinder units, beginning with a 1.4-litre (145hp) petrol engine and a 1.5-litre (122hp) diesel. The three-cylinder engines are up to 50kg lighter than their predecessors in the outgoing version of this car. There's also a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel you can ask your dealer about. And there are two 2.0-litre petrol engines with 200hp and 230hp, the latter unit reserved for the Nurburgring-tuned Gsi sporting model which gets AWD and a new 9-speed auto gearbox with steering wheel paddles. Plus the Gsi gets a state-of-the-art rear torque vectoring system for greater cornering traction and sharper turn-in. Those handling aids might be nice to have, but they're not really relevant for typical buyers of this model, so we'll finish by summarising the key things you need to know. This Insignia now easily matches class-leading Passat and Mondeo models in terms of drive dynamics and, more importantly for likely customers, it's just as refined at cruising speeds as those two rivals. Plus features like the optional 'Intellilux' matrix headlamps and a range of camera-driven safety systems mean that there's pretty much all the sophistication you'd get from a German premium brand model in this segment too. As a result, you'd not only like one of these but you might even conceivably want one. For Vauxhall in this part of the market, that has to represent a big step forward.

Design and Build

The brand has now deleted the slow-selling Sports Tourer estate bodystyle (and its SUV-inspired 'Country Tourer' variant spin-off), so Insignia buyers are now restricted to the 'Grand Sport' five-door hatch. Vauxhall believes that this Insignia has 'the aura of a car from the premium, upper class'; you decide. The brand reckons that this improved model looks smarter - thanks to the adoption of piercing Intellilux LED headlights. And the company's stylists believe the car also looks lower and wider than it previously did, thanks to the position of the air inlets with their integrated fog lamps. The prominent grille and those slim-line headlamps enhance the wide horizontal design of the front end and provide it with a bold appearance. Inside, the cabin now feels a little plusher than it did before, thanks to the addition of precisely placed chrome accents. As previously, the driver sits quite low and is surrounded by clean lines, pleasant surfaces and impressive build quality, a highlight being the frameless touchscreen of the IntelliLink infotainment system. Cabin width in the rear remains a strong Insignia selling point - as you'd expect it might be given that this car is wider than supposedly much bigger 'E-segment' models like BMW's 5 Series or Mercedes' E-Class. Unfortunately, mitigating against that is the height of the centre transmission tunnel and the fact that the rear bench has been sculpted so that any middle occupant must position themselves on an uncomfortably-raised section of foam. The hatch model does though, boast a roomy 490-litre boot.

Market and Model

Insignia buyers choose between a five-door Grand Sport hatch model or the Sports Tourer estate variant. There are seven trim levels available - 'Design', 'Design Nav', 'SRi', 'SRi Nav', 'SRi VX-line Nav', 'Tech Line Nav', 'Elite Nav' and 'Gsi'. The asking figures start at around £20,000 and range to around £38,500, pricing that offers extremely strong competition to the German premium-badged compact executive models that Vauxhall would ideally like to target. There's plenty of clever equipment features that should interest that target market. The 'IntelliLux LED matrix light' for example, which illuminates with 32 LED segments and integrates in this Insignia's smarter, slimmer headlamps. Other driver assistance systems include a Head-up-Display, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Vauxhall is still one of the few manufacturers to offer seats certified the 'Campaign for Healthy Backs'. And, as for media connectivity, well, as you would expect, the IntelliLink infotainment system is compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Insignia Grand Sport buyers also get Vauxhall OnStar, the brand's the ground-breaking connectivity and service assistant. This offers services ranging from Automatic Crash Response to Stolen Vehicle Assistance. A new concierge service is available to Insignia Grand Sport customers, enabling passengers to ask OnStar advisors to select a hotel and proceed to room reservation. Furthermore, up to seven devices can be connected to the car's Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Cost of Ownership

Many Insignia buyers still go for a diesel - and you can see why. Up to 61.4mpg on the combined WLTP cycle is possible from the 1.5D unit quite a few buyers will choose., along with up to 100g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. For the 1.4T petrol, the figures are up to 48.7mpg (WLTP) and 115g/km (NEDC). For the 2.0T 130PS, the readings are up to 38.7mpg (WLTP) and 144g/km (NEDC). And for the 2.0T 230hp GSi variant, you're looking at up to 34.0mpg (WLTP) and 161g/km (NEDC). As for residual values, well these will depend on whether the industry recognises this Insignia's more recent slight shift up-market. Even if it does, the depreciation levels won't match those of premium German rivals. But then, you'll be paying less up-front in the first place, so it's swings and roundabouts. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Plus you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.

Summary

Overall, we're reasonably impressed by what Vauxhall has delivered here. This smarter package builds on the strengths of the original version of this model - which primarily centred around a spacious rear cabin, decent equipment levels and a pretty efficient range of engines. The Insignia might still not be quite good enough to beat the premium German makers at their own game, but it's certainly now one of the classier propositions in the volume part of the D-segment. Which makes it all the more astonishing that it's so much more affordable than obvious rivals. It's time to change the way you think about Vauxhall's Insignia. If you doubt that, you need to try one.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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