Vauxhall Insignia Tech Line: could this be your next company car?

  • Costs £1,983 less in BIK tax than VW Passat
  • Whole life costs £4,350 less than Mondeo
  • Diesel Tech Line available from £21,080 

The new Insignia Grand Sport could save you thousands in BIK tax and leave you with much more cash in your pocket thanks to lower whole life costs, according to the manufacturer.

Vauxhall is making big claims about its upcoming Insignia replacement. And with styling that outclasses a Ford Mondeo and a fleet-friendly diesel option that’s over £2,000 cheaper than the cheapest Volkswagen Passat, this new model puts a strong case forward for being your next company car.

Low prices but plenty of standard equipment

Available to order now with prices from £17,115, the Insignia Grand Sport hatchback and Sports Tourer estate arrive this summer and even in base form offer most of the kit you could want – meaning little reason to raid the options list and eat into your monthly budget.

Standard kit on all models includes:

Design Nav:

  • Sat-nav with an 8.0-inch touchscreen system

Tech Line Nav:

  • Sat-nav with an 8.0-inch touchscreen system
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Twin rear USB ports
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Driver’s seat tilt and lumbar adjustment

Prices for these models in the most economical 1.6-litre 110hp diesel form come in at £18,485 for Design, £19,280 for Design Nav and £21,080 for Tech Line Nav.

Emissions weigh in at 105g/km, meaning BIK charges of 23% - 2% more than the greenest VW Passat, though this car is up to £5,565 pricier than diesel Insignia alternatives, negating any tax benefits.

Save thousands in personal tax bills

Vauxhall states that prices start at nearly £1,500 lower than the outgoing Insignia. This combined with the prospect of 105g/km claimed emissions means that company car drivers could save up to £1,983 in BIK tax over four years with an Insignia Grand Sport 1.6 Turbo D 110hp ecoTEC Design Nav compared with a VW Passat 1.6 TDI 120hp SE Business.

Fleet users could also save up to £1,358 compared with the Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI 120 SE Technology. Your fleet manager should be pretty happy with the Insignia, too, as whole life costs are claimed to be much less than rivals; up to £5,691 less than the rival VW Passat and up to £4,350 cheaper than the Ford Mondeo 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic 120hp Zetec [Nav].

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