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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Vauxhall announces pricing and specification for the new Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer.

  • Highly-competitive pricing from just £17,115 on-the-road
  • Powertrains from 110PS to 260PS with all-new 1.5-litre Turbo petrol
  • Undercuts key competitors with BiK savings of up to £1,983
  • Whole life cost savings of up to £5,691 versus D-sector rivals
  • On sale now; official unveil at Geneva; first deliveries in the summer
Vauxhall’s all-new Insignia is on sale now priced from £17,115 on-the-road ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next week.
Available as a five-door Grand Sport hatch and Sports Tourer estate, with a rugged Country Tourer estate coming soon, the new range starts at nearly £1,500 less than the entry price into the outgoing line-up.
Range highlights include the all-new 1.5-litre Turbo petrol model priced from £17,115 on-the-road. For Sports Tourer customers, prices start from £18,615 on-the-road for the entry-level estate model. The range-topping 2.0-litre (260PS) 4X4 petrol, another all-new powertrain, is available in Elite Nav trim from £26,455 on-the-road.

One of the highlights of the diesel offering is the 1.6-litre (110PS) Turbo D ecoTEC model (prices start at £18,485 on-the-road) that achieves CO2 emissions of 105g/km. The range includes Design, Design Nav, SRi, SRi Nav, SRi VX-Line Nav, Tech Line Nav and Elite Nav versions.
The new Insignia range offers big savings over key competitors for company car drivers. Thanks to Vauxhall’s optimised P11D pricing, the Insignia Grand Sport Design Nav 1.6-litre Turbo D (110PS) ecoTEC saves a company car driver up to £1,983 in benefit-in-kind tax over a four-year/80,000 mile period against a Volkswagen Passat SE Business 1.6-litre TDI (120PS), and up to £1,358 over a Skoda Superb CR SE Technology 1.6TDI 120PS.*
For fleet-decision makers, the Insignia Grand Sport Design Nav 1.6-litre Turbo D (110PS) ecoTEC provides a whole life cost saving of up to £5,691 versus a Volkswagen Passat SE Business 1.6-litre TDI (120PS), and up to £4,350 over a Ford Mondeo Zetec [Nav] 1.5 TDCi ECOnetic (120PS).**
Driver and passenger safety are crucial for both company car drivers and fleet managers alike, which is why the new Insignia range gets the Front Camera System and Vauxhall OnStar, as standard. The Front Camera System incorporates features such as lane  keep assist, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, low speed collision mitigation braking and active emergency braking.
Vauxhall OnStar gives drivers access to a host of innovative services including automatic crash response; as well as 4G Wi-Fi for up to seven devices, stolen vehicle assistance, vehicle diagnostics, destination download and smartphone functionality.
Each trim level features a high level of standard spec:
Design
Standard features include:
  • Exterior convenience/styling:
  • 17-inch bi-colour structure wheels
  • Automatic lighting control
  • Electrically operated front/rear windows
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Electrically-adjustable/heated door mirrors
Interior convenience/styling:
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Leather-covered steering wheel
  • Steering wheel audio/phone/cruise controls
  • Steering column adjustable for reach/rake
Infotainment:
  • IntelliLink audio system (seven-inch colour touchscreen, AM/FM/DAB digital radio, Bluetooth audio streaming/mobile phone portal, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and USB audio connection)
  • Seven speakers (five front, two rear)
Safety and security:
  • Vauxhall OnStar
  • Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Front camera system
  • Six airbags
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting points on all three rear seats
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Security alarm system
Design Nav
Design Nav models additionally feature:
  • Navi 900 IntelliLink system (Fully integrated European sat nav system and eight-inch colour touchscreen)
SRi
SRi features over Design:
Exterior convenience/styling:
  • 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Dark-tinted rear windows
  • Rear spoiler (Grand Sport models)
  • Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
SRi NAV
SRi Nav models additional feature:
  • Navi 900 IntelliLink system (fully-integrated European sat nav system, eight-inch colour touchscreen)
  • Silver-effect roof rails (Sports Tourer models)
Interior convenience/styling:
  • Sports front seats, driver’s AGR
  • Sports pedals
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Storage pockets on front seat backs
  • Ambient LED lighting in front doors
  • Twin rear USB sockets
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
SRi VX-Line Nav
Features over SRi:
Exterior convenience/styling:
  • 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels (1.6 diesel models)
  • 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (excluding 1.6 diesel models)
  • VXR Styling Pack (Sports-style front and rear bumpers, side sills, visible exhaust tailpipe)
Interior convenience/styling:
  • Heated, flat-bottom, leather-covered VX-Line steering wheel
  • Dark fabric headlining
  • 4.2-inch colour information display
Infotainment:
  • Navi 900 IntelliLink system (Fully integrated European sat nav system, eight-inch colour touchscreen)
Tech Line Nav
Features over Design:
Exterior convenience/styling:
  • 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Chrome-effect inserts in door handles
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Silver-effect roof rails (Sports Tourer models)
Interior convenience/styling:
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Twin rear USB sockets
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • 4.2-inch colour information display
  • Driver’s seat tilt and lumbar adjustment
  • Front passenger’s seat height adjustment
Infotainment:
  • Navi 900 IntelliLink system (fully-integrated European sat nav system and eight-inch colour touchscreen)
Elite Nav
Features over Tech Line Nav:
Exterior convenience/styling:
  • 17-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels (1.6 diesel models)
  • 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels (excluding 1.6 diesel and 2.0 260PS Turbo 4X4 models)
  • 20-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels (2.0 260PS Turbo 4X4 models)
  • LED matrix headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Dark-tinted rear windows
  • Torque vectoring system (4X4 models)
Interior convenience/styling:
  • Leather seat facings
  • Heated front and outer rear seats
  • Eight-inch colour information display
Infotainment:
  • Bose premium sound system (2.0 260PS Turbo 4X4 models)
*40 per cent tax payer, comparison based on modelled data
**Four year/80,000 miles, post April VED changes, comparison based on modelled data
Full pricing is as follows:
TRIMTransmissionPowertrainPower OutputBody StyleOTR PRICECO2
Design6 Speed1.5  Turbo140PSGrand Sport17,115.00133
Design6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport17,415.00136
Design6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport18,485.00105
Design6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport18,985.00114
DesignAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport20,715.00134
Design Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo140PSGrand Sport17,910.00133
Design Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport18,210.00136
Design Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport19,280.00105
Design Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport19,780.00114
Design NavAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport21,510.00134
SRi6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport19,215.00136
SRi6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport20,285.00105
SRi6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport20,785.00114
SRiAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport22,515.00134
SRi6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport21,715.00136
SRiAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport23,330.00141
SRi Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport20,010.00136
SRi Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport21,080.00105
SRi Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport21,580.00114
SRi NavAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport23,310.00134
SRi Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport22,510.00136
SRi NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport24,125.00141
SRi Vx-line Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport21,230.00136
SRi Vx-line Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport22,800.00114
SRi Vx-line NavAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport24,530.00134
SRi Vx-line Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport23,730.00136
SRi Vx-line NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport25,345.00141
Tech Line Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport20,010.00136
Tech Line Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport21,080.00105
Tech Line Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport21,580.00114
Tech Line NavAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport23,310.00134
Tech Line Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport22,510.00136
Tech Line NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport24,125.00141
Elite Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSGrand Sport22,640.00136
Elite NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo260PSGrand Sport27,710.00197
Elite Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D110PSGrand Sport23,710.00105
Elite Nav6 Speed1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport24,210.00114
Elite NavAutomatic1.6  Turbo D136PSGrand Sport25,940.00134
Elite Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport25,140.00136
Elite NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSGrand Sport26,755.00141
Design6 Speed1.5  Turbo140PSSports Tourer18,615.00136
Design6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer18,915.00139
Design6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer21,415.00139
DesignAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer23,030.00141
Design Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo140PSSports Tourer19,410.00136
Design Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer19,710.00139
Design Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer22,210.00139
Design NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer23,825.00141
SRi6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer20,715.00139
SRi6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer23,215.00139
SRiAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer24,830.00141
SRi Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer21,510.00139
SRi Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer24,010.00139
SRi NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer25,625.00141
SRi Vx-line Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer22,730.00139
SRi Vx-line Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer25,230.00139
SRi Vx-line NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer26,845.00141
Tech Line Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer21,510.00139
Tech Line Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer24,010.00139
Tech Line NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer25,625.00141
Elite Nav6 Speed1.5  Turbo165PSSports Tourer24,140.00139
Elite NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo260PSSports Tourer29,210.00199
Elite Nav6 Speed2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer26,640.00139
Elite NavAutomatic2.0  Turbo D170PSSports Tourer28,255.00141