- Vauxhall launches revised Insignia range
- Subtle design tweaks, new interior and more equipment
- 99g/km diesel offers 14% company car tax band, claimed 76mpg
Vauxhall is promising lower company car tax bills for drivers with the launch of its revised Insignia range.
On sale now with deliveries scheduled for October, the new range is priced from £16,279 - nearly £2,000 less than the out-going line-up. It is available as a five-door hatchback, four-door saloon and Sports Tourer estate.
Company car drivers will have the choice of three revised diesel engines, including a new 2.0 CDTi 140 version which emits 99g/km of CO2 and returns claimed combined fuel economy of 76.3mpg. As a result, it falls into the 14% benefit-in-kind tax banding for this financial year. Other new engines include a pair of turbocharged petrols offering 170 and 250bhp.
As well as some subtle design tweaks outside, Vauxhall has redesigned the centre console with fewer buttons to make operating functions easier. An optional all-new infotainment system, incorporating Bluetooth-operated internet connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen, and 3D navigation and voice control, is available which is compatible with a driver’s smartphone.
Vauxhall has simplified the Insignia’s range, too. There are now eight trim levels, down from 14 in the outgoing line-up, with the existing company car driver-focused Design and Tech Line trims continuing.
Standard equipment includes a DMB (Digital Media Broadcast), Bluetooth connectivity, USB connection and aux-in socket, CD/MP3 player & stereo radio, LED daytime running lights, cruise control and trip computer, electric four-way lumbar and height adjustment on driver’s seat, climate control and electric front windows.
Across the range, Vauxhall has also made improvements to the car’s ride and handling. Damper and anti-roll bar settings have been revised for better ride and control, while the power steering has been reprogrammed for improved feel. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels have also been reduced.
Hi-tech options include radar and camera-based assistance systems (including adaptive cruise control and second-generation park assist), premium seats, and keyless entry and start.
Please read the full Vauxhall Insignia review here.
Insignia gets mild makeover, more kit and P11d values come down for even more friendly company car tax
There are now eight different versions in the line-up down from the 14 that existed before
Vauxhall is lauching internet connectivity that works with a smart phone plus electrically adjustable seats