Diesel 4x4 Insignia estate launched

  • Diesel 4x4 estate added to Insignia range
  • New trim levels including sporty SRi Vx-Line
  • Models on sale now

Vauxhall has announced a host of additions to its Insignia line-up including, for the first time, a diesel-engined four-wheel-drive estate model.

Available to order now with delivery scheduled for September, the Insignia 2.0 CDTi 160 Sports Tourer 4x4 blends the firm's adaptive four-wheel drive system with the familiar 160bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine.

The 4x4 system will run either in four-wheel-drive guise when it detects extra traction is required, or will switch to conventional front-wheel drive if conditions are fine. A six-speed manual gearbox is standard, while a six-speed automatic is available as an option.

Emissions and fuel economy remain unchanged over the front-wheel drive model, with CO2 at 159g/km and fuel economy of 47mpg. As a result, the Insignia sits in the 23% benefit-in-kind tax banding.

Elsewhere in the line-up, all Insignia models are now offered with an Indian Summer interior trim option, which adds Nappa leather and contrasting piping on the seats.

And a new SRi Vx-Line trim level has been added to bridge the gap between the SRi and VXR models.

SRi Vx-Line brings 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, a VXR leather steering wheel and gearknob plus exterior styling such as lowered front and side spoilers.

The SRi Vx-Line range costs from £22,525. Prices for the four-wheel drive estate models have not yet been confirmed.