Vauxhall Insignia (2017–)

Model History

December 2016

Vauxhall reveals Insignia Grand Sport

Following on from the previous generation, the Insignia Grand Sport is based on a completely new vehicle architecture. Its revised proportions result in a more spacious interior, giving the car a more athletic appearance and an improved road stance, including class-leading aerodynamics and Cd figure of just 0.26.

Like with the Astra, efficiency was key for the engineers. Optimised packaging and the use of lightweight materials have helped cut the weight by up to 175kg, allowing high-tech features such as the ultra-modern all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring and the new eight-speed automatic transmission to exploit their strengths to the full.

Next generation IntelliLux LED matrix lighting, Lane Keep Assist, Head-up Display and unique AGR-certified premium seats, front- and rear-seat heating and a heated windshield are all available.

Infotainment and connectivity are also on board thanks to the latest generation IntelliLink systems and Vauxhall OnStar, which with the launch of the Insignia Grand Sport, will offer even more functionality for customers.

Despite a largely unchanged length compared to its predecessor, the new generation car has managed to shed around 60kg of weight from its body-in-white alone. In total, the new car weighs up to 175kg less than the outgoing model.

Its roof is 29mm lower and its track has increased by 11mm. The overhangs have been reduced considerably and the wheelbase enlarged by 92mm.

The Insignia Grand Sport will be available with a wide range of turbocharged engines and transmissions when it is officially launched. The highly efficient eight-speed automatic transmission is new to the line-up. It impresses with class-leading shift quality.

The further improved FlexRide chassis provides the basis for optimal, situation-based driving behaviour. It adapts the dampers, steering, throttle response and shift points (on automatics) independently or based on the modes ‘Standard’, ‘Sport’ or ‘Tour’, which can be selected by the driver.

Depending on the selected mode, steering and throttle response are more direct and the ESP anti-skid system intervenes earlier or later. The new central ‘Drive Mode Control’ software is the heart and soul of the adaptive chassis. It continuously analyses the information provided by the sensors and settings and recognises the individual driving style.

December 2017

Insignia GSi prices announced

Available in both Grand Sport and Sports Tourer body styles, and powered by either a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol or 2.0-litre BiTurbo diesel engine, the Insignia GSi is available from £33,375 on-the-road.

At 160kg lighter than its predecessor (the Insignia VXR) the GSi features all-wheel drive with torque vectoring, mechatronic FlexRide chassis, Brembo four-cylinder brakes and Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres on 20-inch rims. The torque vactoring is achieved by an 'Active Twin Clutch' GKN 'Twister Diff'.

Buyers can choose from either the 2.0-litre 260PS/400Nm petrol engine, or the 2.0-litre 210PS/480Nm BiTurbo diesel engine. Both units are paired with an eight-speed Aisin Warner automatic gearbox with shift-paddles on the steering wheel, providing an active and responsive driving experience. In Grand Sport body style the Insignia GSi achieves 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph. The 210PS BiTurbo gets to 60 in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 145mph.

The Grand Sport variant, with either engine option, is available from £33,375 on-the-road, with CO 2 emissions of 197g/km (petrol) or 192g/km (diesel). Drivers looking for additional space can select the Sports Tourer body style, available from £34,875 on-the-road with either engine [CO 2 : 199g/km, petrol and 192g/km, diesel].

Exterior design features include chrome air intakes, front and rear GSi bumpers, side sills and a large GSi rear spoiler (Grand Sport only), as well as incorporating Vauxhall’s innovative IntelliLux LED matrix headlamps. On the inside, the GSi features full-leather front sports seats, aluminium pedals, eight-inch colour information display with navigation, plus a Bose sound system and head-up display.

Four driving modes are available through the GSi’s FlexRide system, allowing damping, steering, gear change-up points and the car’s stability and traction systems to be configured according to a driver’s preference, while 400Nm of torque (260PS petrol engine) – delivered through Michelin Sport Pilot 4 tyres – gives exceptional levels of grip and prevents understeer.

There is also a 170PS 2.0 litre Insignia turbodiesel with 170PS/400Nm, giving 0-60 in 8.4 seconds and a top speed of 139mph.

June 2018

Insignia now available with bespoke paint

Customers can choose a bespoke paint colour. As well as bespoke colours, Vauxhall Exclusive buyers can also choose their preferred paint finish:

  • Metallic, containing aluminium particles in various sizes
  • Pearl effect, containing minute fragments of ground mica or aluminium particles
  • Solid finish, for a particularly strong tone, without any additional contents
  • Tinted clear-varnish finish. The final layer of clear varnish is lightly coloured, giving this intensive and brilliant paint additional depth

As an alternative to the custom colour option, Vauxhall Exclusive customers can choose a selection of special colours. The spectrum includes eight two-coat metallic paints such as Light Champagne, Scorpio Grey and Tornado Blue, two-coat pearlescent shades Panther Black, Greenery and Dynamic Orange or tinted clearcoat in either Vanity Red or Glory Red.

Insignia GSi customers can also select the Exclusive Black Pack, for just £500, transforming the usually chrome parts including the grille bar, fog lamps, window frames and – on the Sports Tourer – roof rails into high gloss black. Bespoke paint is priced at £5300 and Two-Coat Metallic Paint at £4400.

August 2018

New 1.6 Direct Injection Turbo petrol engine introduced

The four-cylinder engine produces peak power of 200PS at 5500 rpm and develops 280Nm of torque from 1650-4,500 rpm.

The Insignia 1.6-litre Direct Injection Turbo can achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds. Fuel economy is 44.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 146g/km.

Prices start from £25,610 on-the-road for the Insignia Grand Sport SRi VX-Line Nav with the new 1.6-litre Direct Injection Turbo engine.

December 2019

Vauxhall updates Insignia Grand Sport

The front of the car has a new look to house the IntelliLux LED headlights, with 84 LED elements in each dipped beam for added efficiency, also improving visibility for night driving. The rear of the Insignia is revised to include new features extending to a rear-view camera and a rear cross traffic alert system.

The light beam is automatically switched between a dipped and main beam during night driving, with the IntelliLux LED technology able to adjust in milliseconds. The precision of these new headlights reduces the possibility of glare for oncoming or preceding traffic, as the light unit scans the road to be constantly reactive. The 84 LED elements are arranged in three rows within the ultra-slim headlight unit. The headlights can be used as LED daytime running lights (DRLs), dipped or main beam to suit the conditions.

Range and direction of the headlights vary according to the driving situation and surroundings. The light functions range from adapting to a curve in the road, to bad weather, to town, country or motorway driving. On the motorway, light beams are extended beyond the line of sight ahead so drivers can clearly see roadside signs, also reducing glare for oncoming drivers. The lights are also optimised to make parking easier.

The front of the Insignia Grand Sport follows the example set by the shape of the innovative new headlights, with the new chrome-edged radiator grille wider and featuring more prominent slats, making the Vauxhall logo in the middle appear larger. The LED DRLs are now positioned at the bottom, instead of the top, of the headlight unit.

As a first for this model, the Insignia features a new rear-view camera that improves rearward vision. Safety in reversing can be increased with the optional rear cross traffic alert, which uses radar sensors to detect objects 90 degrees to the left or right behind the car, up to a distance of 20m away. The driver is warned by acoustic signals, and on the display screen.

Further driver assistive technology includes:

• Forward collision with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection

• Lane keep assist

• Side blind spot alert

• Adaptive cruise control with emergency braking

• Traffic sign recognition

• Advanced park assist

• Head-up display

For driver convenience, infotainment options are compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, from the basic seven-inch colour touchscreen Multimedia Radio to the Multimedia Navi Pro unit. The top-of-the-line version features an eight-inch touchscreen and a number of Connected Navigation services. Journeys can be made easier with real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation for route planning, while new symbols give the navigation display a fresher, more modern appearance.

The optional E-Call system exclusive to Vauxhall can be specified for Insignia orders, automatically sending an emergency call if the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed. Alternatively, help can be summoned in seconds by pressing the red E-Call button.

April 2020

Vauxhall Insignia updated

The Vauxhall Insignia has moved upmarket to compete with the likes of the Skoda Superb and Mazda 6, with prices starting from £23,120. Orders are now open and deliveries are expected from this summer.

The most affordable Insignia is an SE Nav with the three-cylinder 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine and six-speed manual gearbox. This is well-equipped for the money, with standard equipment including a seven-inch navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors and alloy wheels.

Previously, the Insignia was available in a more basic Design trim with a 1.5-litre petrol engine from £20,045 - however the range has been streamlined to reflect a drop in sales caused by the shift towards SUVs. This has also led to the Sports Tourer estate model being taken off sale while the Insignia Grand Sport is now named, simply, the Insignia.

As well as the entry-level SE Nav model, trim levels include SRi Nav, SRi VX-Line Nav and Ultimate Nav. Engine choices include the aforementioned 1.4-litre three-cylinder petrol as well as a 2.0-litre petrol and 1.5- and 2.0-litre turbodiesels.

Topping the range is the sporty Insignia GSi model, priced from £38,850. This pairs a 230PS 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with four-wheel-drive and a nine-speed automatic gearbox.

Updates for the 2021 model year Insignia include new LED headlights, comprising 84 LED bulbs which automatically switch between dipped and main beam during night driving.

There's also a new rear-view camera while an optional rear cross traffic alert system will notify the driver of approaching traffic when reversing out of a parking space.

Dealers are now taking orders for the updated Vauxhall Insignia while deliveries are expected from summer - coronavirus delays permitting.

Trim

Transmission

Powertrain

Power Output

OTR Price

Co2

SE Nav

6 Speed

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£23,120

TBC

SE Nav

CVT Stepless Automatic

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£24,620

TBC

SE Nav

6 Speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£23,790

120

SE Nav

Automatic 8 speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£25,320

TBC

SRi Nav

6 Speed

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£24,620

TBC

SRi Nav

CVT Stepless Automatic

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£26,120

TBC

SRi Nav

6 Speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£25,290

120

SRi Nav

Automatic 8 speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£26,820

TBC

SRi Nav

6 Speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£27,890

123

SRi Nav

Automatic 8 speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£29,630

132

SRi VX Line Nav

6 Speed

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£27,620

TBC

SRi VX Line Nav

CVT Stepless Automatic

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£29,120

TBC

SRi VX Line Nav

Automatic 9 speed

2.0 Turbo

200PS

£32,725

171

SRi VX Line Nav

6 Speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£28,290

120

SRi VX Line Nav

Automatic 8 speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£29,820

TBC

SRi VX Line Nav

6 Speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£30,890

123

SRi VX Line Nav

Automatic 8 speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£32,630

132

Ultimate Nav

6 Speed

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£27,620

TBC

Ultimate Nav

CVT Stepless Automatic

1.4 Turbo

145PS

£29,120

TBC

Ultimate Nav

Automatic 9 speed

2.0 Turbo

200PS

£32,725

171

Ultimate Nav

6 Speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£28,290

120

Ultimate Nav

Automatic 8 speed

1.5 Turbo D

122PS

£29,820

TBC

Ultimate Nav

6 Speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£30,890

123

Ultimate Nav

Automatic 8 speed

2.0 Turbo D

174PS

£32,630

132

GSi

Automatic 9 speed

2.0 AWD Turbo

230PS

£38,850

193

What does a Vauxhall Insignia (2017) cost?

List Price from £20,090
Buy new from £18,948
Contract hire from £233.45 per month