UK Drive: Vauxhall’s Insignia Sports Tourer is a comfortable estate car option


Once upon a time, the Insignia (or its older predecessor) would’ve been Vauxhall’s biggest seller.

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Vauxhall reckons the Insignia still has its place, though: even offering warmed-up versions like this near-200bhp turbocharged 1.6 petrol. Is it enough to persuade SUV and crossover buyers back into a traditional family car though? We’re here to find out.

Arriving back in 2017, this generation of Insignia is still quite a new car to Vauxhall’s range, and as such it’s awaiting its first proper facelift. Last year Vauxhall sprinkled on a dash of new technology, though: an updated infotainment system being the main thing to shout about.

Our car’s engine is new too ‘ or at least, this version of it is, having been updated to comply with the latest emission standards.

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UK Drive: Vauxhall’s Insignia Sports Tourer is a comfortable estate car option

Once upon a time, the Insignia (or its older predecessor) would’ve been Vauxhall’s biggest seller. In the age of downsizing and the move to SUVs and crossovers though, the humble mid-priced large saloon and estate segment to which the Insignia belongs is shrinking dramatically.

Based on the recently announced Astra facelift, we expect the Insignia too will receive updated engine choices borrowed from Vauxhall’s new owners, Peugeot-Citroen, in the not too distant future.

In this particular Insignia, it’s a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 197bhp and 280Nm of torque, coupled to a familiar Vauxhall six-speed manual gearbox. This 1.6 is new to the Insignia, though once upon a time an older version was available in the Astra, and the now discontinued Zafira and Cascada.

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Date: 2019-07-12T11:46:27+00:00
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Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 2019 Review

Vauxhall unveiled its Insignia in 2008 as a replacement for the ageing Vectra. It was a step forward in terms of quality and design, but was still lacking the premium edge to rival models such as the Volkswagen Passat.

But that changed in 2017, when the new Insignia Grand Sport went on sale. It remains a five-door hatchback, but with a new level of classiness and coupe-like styling that was new for the model.


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