Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 Turbo D Elite Nav 5dr Diesel Hatchback (2017) at Doves Vauxhall Southampton

This Insignia comes equipped with parking sensors, satellite navigation, climate control, lumbar support, alloy wheels and more!

20/12/2017

4654

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Diesel 54.3 combined MPG

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CO2: 136 g/km

MPG: 54.3

V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

Dark tinted rear glass, Electric front windows + drivers one touch, Electric rear windows with anti pinch facility, Heated rear windscreen, Intermittent rear wash/wipe, Tinted glass including windscreen

Brakes

ABS, Brake assist, CSC - Cornering stability control, Electronic parking brake, Electronic Stability Programme, Hill start assist, Traction control

Carpets/Rugs

Fully carpeted luggage compartment

Chassis/Suspension

Lowered and uprated sports suspension

Communication

Voice control system

Driver Aids

Speed sensitive power steering, Traffic sign recognition

Driver Information

8" colour display screen, Colour information display, Door/boot open warning light, Exterior temperature gauge, Low fuel level warning light, Multimedia Navi Pro with 8" colour touchscreen, DAB radio, USB/iPod input, Bluetooth audio streaming and Apple carplay/Android auto, Oil level gauge, Rev counter, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

Agate inserts in dark silver on facia and doors

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket, Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Body colour lip spoiler, Chrome effect grille, Chrome effect window surrounds, Door sill kick plates, Gloss black finish B pillar, Integrated fuel filler cap

Exterior Lights

Automatic lighting control, Electric headlight beam leveling, Follow me home headlights, Front fog lights, IntelliLux LED matrix headlights with front camera, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Air recirculation system, Dual zone electronic climate control + multi zone sun sensor + humidity sensor, Pollen filter, Rear passenger heating ducts

Interior Features

12V power point front, 3 spoke leather covered steering wheel with satin chrome bezel, 4 Lashing eyes in boot, Additional storage compartment in boot, Android Auto, Centre console with armrest, Chrome inner door handles, Illuminated glovebox, Interior tailgate handle, Leather gear knob, Lidded front door storage with drinks holder + armrest, Luggage compartment cover, Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel, Rear centre armrest, Rear door pockets with bottle holders, Storage tray under cargo floor

Interior Lights

Ambient interior lighting, Delay courtesy light function, Driver/passenger reading lights, Footwell illumination, Illuminated boot, Interior courtesy light operated by all doors, Rear courtesy lights

Packs

Driver Assistance Pack 1 - Insignia, Sight and Light Pack - Insignia

Safety

Child locks on rear doors, Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags, Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners, Front lateral airbags, Front side airbags, Full size curtain airbags, Height adjustable front seatbelts, Passenger airbag deactivation system, Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger, Three 3 point rear seatbelts, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

3 height adjustable rear headrests, Active front seats, Anti submarining seats, Front headrests, Front seat back map pockets, ISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats, Reclining front seats

Security

Immobiliser, Keyless Start, Locking wheel nuts, Remote central deadlocking, Remote security alarm system, Thatcham approved anti-theft system

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors

General

AdBlue: True
Badge Engine CC: 2.0
Badge Power: 170
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: Turbo D
Coin Series: Elite Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 23E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 78
NCAP Safety Assist %: 69
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: 72
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: 100000
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions

CO2 (g/km): 141
HC: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1956
Compression Ratio: 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 90
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg): 53.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
EC Urban (mpg): 42.8

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs): True
0 to 62 mph (secs): 8.2
Engine Power - BHP: 170
Engine Power - KW: 125
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 3750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 295
Engine Torque - MKG: 40.8
Engine Torque - NM: 400
Engine Torque - RPM: 1750
Top Speed: 140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: NEDC Correlated

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear: 245/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: N
Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1455
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 4897
Wheelbase: 2829
Width: 1863
Width (including mirrors): 2093

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 62
Gross Vehicle Weight: 2185
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1450
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 490
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1950
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.15

GRAND DESIGNS (new2) 27/01/2017

Vauxhall's Insignia has taken a step up-market in MK2 model Grand Sport guise. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The second generation version of Vauxhall's Insignia gains 'Grand Sport' badging in five-door hatch form, along with smarter looks, a classier cabin, hi-tech features and an efficient engine range. If, like many business buyers, you're browsing in the £20,000 to £30,000 bracket selecting a medium range Mondeo segment model or a compact executive saloon contender, it's a car you really can't afford to overlook.

Background

If you perceive Vauxhall's Insignia as a middle management mainstream company car, then the brand reckons it's time you had a re-think. The second generation version of this model gets sleeker looks and a new 'Grand Sport' name for the five-door hatch bodystyle. It's much lighter and more sophisticated than its predecessor, with a more spacious cabin, plus the option of 4WD and a new 8-speed auto gearbox. Think of a feature you can get in a pricey compact German premium brand - LED matrix lighting, Lane Keep Assist, Head-up Display, cutting-edge media connectivity. All of it's on offer here, plus use of Vauxhall's brilliant OnStar concierge system. It's a strong package.

Driving Experience

On the move, this Insignia feels like the bigger car it's now become, the suspension floating you over broken surfaces that would have troubled and impeded the previous model. Importantly, this second generation model is 175kg lighter than its predecessor and that really shows when cornering at speed, where there's less body roll than before and generally, a much higher level of agility. As for engines, well most buyers will continue to want a diesel, with the majority of sales likely to go to the 1.6-litre Turbo D unit we tried, offered with either 110 or 136PS. If you trade up to the 170PS 2.0-litre diesel, efficiency drops off markedly, though there's the compensation of 400Nm of pulling power, a figure that will be improved further if you go for the 210PS biturbo variant. Engine-wise, you'll find much more that's really different if you turn your attention to petrol power, with all three units on offer being pretty new. Small capacity turbocharged engines that use unleaded are very much in vogue at present and the 1.5-litre unit supplied here should suit that trend, offered with either 140 or 165PS. There's also a 200PS 1.6-litre Direct Injection turbo petrol unit. Further up the range sits a potent 260PS 2.0-litre petrol Turbo model that showcases both of what are arguably the two most significant engineering developments introduced with this second generation Insignia. One is the super-slick 8-speed auto gearbox that's optional on lesser models. The other is a sophisticated new intelligent all-wheel drive system that uses a state-of-the-art rear torque vectoring system for greater cornering traction and sharper turn-in.

Design and Build

Vauxhall reckons that this Insignia Grand Sport has 'the aura of a car from the premium, upper class'; you decide. It certainly looks a great deal smarter than its predecessor. It comes only in hatch form, but as an alternative, there's the option of a 'Sports Tourer' estate. The prominent grille and slim-line headlamps enhance the wide horizontal design of the front end and provide it with a bold appearance. The grille sits lower than on the outgoing model and further emphasises its solid stance. What Vauxhall calls a 'sweepspear' feature starts in the front door and gives the impression that this model is always ready to pounce, which is a nod to the athletic lightness of the Monza Concept car that inspired it. More importantly, under the skin, this design has shed up to 175kgs over its predecessor. Its roof is 29mm lower and its track has increased by 11mm. The overhangs have been reduced considerably and the wheelbase enlarged by 92mm. And the exemplary drag factor of 0.26 makes this car one of the most aerodynamic vehicles in its class. The cabin has also taken a step up-market. The driver sits lower and is surrounded by clean lines, pleasant surfaces and impressive build quality, a highlight being the frameless touchscreen of the improved IntelliLink infotainment system. The extended wheelbase gives passengers in the rear more space. There's a roomy 490-litre boot too.

Market and Model

Insignia buyers choose between this five-door Grand Sport hatch model or the Sports Tourer estate variant. There are seven trim levels available - 'Design', 'Design Nav', 'SRi', 'SRi Nav', 'SRi Vx-line Nav', 'Tech Line Nav', 'Elite Nav' and 'Gsi'. The asking figures start at around £19,500 and range to around £37,000, pricing that offers extremely strong competition to the German premium-badged compact executive models that Vauxhall would ideally like to target. There's plenty of clever equipment features that should interest that target market. The 'IntelliLux LED matrix light' for example, which illuminates with 32 LED segments and integrates in this Insignia's smarter, slimmer headlamps. Other driver assistance systems include a Head-up-Display, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Vauxhall is still one of the few manufacturers to offer seats certified the 'Campaign for Healthy Backs'. And, as for media connectivity, well, as you would expect, the IntelliLink infotainment system is compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Insignia Grand Sport buyers also get Vauxhall OnStar, the brand's the ground-breaking connectivity and service assistant. This offers services ranging from Automatic Crash Response to Stolen Vehicle Assistance. A new concierge service is available to Insignia Grand Sport customers, enabling passengers to ask OnStar advisors to select a hotel and proceed to room reservation. Furthermore, up to seven devices can be connected to the car's Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Cost of Ownership

Around 85% of Insignia buyers go for a diesel - and you can see why. Well over 70mpg is possible from the 1.6 CDTi unit most Grand Sport buyers will choose. As for residual values, well these will depend on whether the industry recognises this Grand Sport model's shift up-market. Even if it does, the depreciation levels won't match those of premium German rivals. But then, you'll be paying less up-front in the first place, so it's swings and roundabouts. CO2 figures are very competitive, the base 110PS 1.6-litre diesel capable of putting out as little as 105g/km. The volume 2.0-litre diesel manages 136g/km. The base 1.5-litre petrol variant manages 133g/km. The 1.6 petrol turbo manages 44.8mpg (combined) with CO2 emissions of 146g/km. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Plus you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.

Summary

Can this second generation Insignia really appeal beyond the medium range Mondeo segment? Will business buyers used to signing up for yet another BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 or Mercedes C-Class really be minded to consider it? The Griffin brand hopes so. What we can tell you from this first look is that if this car carried a premium German badge, those customers would buy into it without question. The quality and technology is that good. But of course, it does bear a Vauxhall badge - which requires in turn a degree of open-mindedness on the part of potential buyers. That's asking a lot but it's difficult to see what else the brand could have done in pursuit of its objectives here. If you're buying in this sector and are amongst the few people untroubled by badge equity, you'll find plenty to like.

UNEXPECTED CLASS (family) 31/08/2018

June Neary is impressed by Vauxhall's classy medium-range challenger, the Insignia Grand Sport

Will It Suit Me?

A Vauxhall Insignia isn't a car that I would ever have previously considered as a private purchase. This was a fleet rep mobile, something that I'd have been stuck with if I'd worked for a photocopying sales company. Getting away from that kind of image has to be something of a challenge but with this car in its latest Grand Sport form, I reckon that Vauxhall have managed it. To be honest, I was pretty shocked when this much improved Insignia rolled up on my driveway: it's now arguably the best looking of all the 'C'-sector Mondeo-sized cars - at least the volume brand ones. It also demonstrates just how far Vauxhall design has come in the last few years. First the ADAM lifestyle citycar. Then the swoopy Cascada convertible. Now this: all great-looking cars by anybody's standards.

Practicalities

So, it looks good, whether you order it in five-door Grand Sport form or in Sport Tourer estate or 'Country Tourer' estate guises. The five-door hatch version has a bowed roofline which drops dramatically towards the rear and, perhaps the Insignia's signature stylistic device, the "blade" feature that's cutaway behind the front wheelarches. In profile, you better appreciate the changes made to the size of this car, a 55mm increase in length enough to take this Vauxhall from being one of the smaller offerings in the D-segment to being the very largest car of this kind you can now choose. The biggest change existing Insignia customers will see when they sit in the car is a completely re-designed centre console and instrument cluster. The centre console has been simplified and now has fewer buttons for more intuitive operation of common functions, such as air conditioning and infotainment, while the instrument cluster has new dials and a cleaner look. Vauxhall has worked at improving the perceived materials quality and offers better grades of leather and cloth as well as enhancing the look and feel of dashboard materials and door trims. Still, I've tried plenty of cars that were good-looking inside and out but fell down majorly when it came to practicality. This one though, should suit most family buyers, even though luggage space has fallen a little over the previous model - to 490-litres in the five-door Grand Sport version I tried, with the cargo area extendable to 1,450-litres by flattening the split-folding seats. In the Sport Tourer estate, that total rises to 1,665-litres.

Behind the Wheel

Motoring journalists might tell you that this car isn't quite as sharp as a Ford Mondeo but most actual owners probably won't notice a difference which is pretty slight anyway and primarily centers on a slightly vague steering response. Anyway, the Insignia holds an advantage when it comes to the more important issue of ride comfort and there are all manner of hi-tech handling solutions to counter Ford's justified hold on budding Lewis Hamiltons. As for engines, well most buyers will continue to want a diesel, with the majority of sales likely to go to the 1.6-litre Turbo D unit I tried, offered with either 110 or 136PS. It was the pokier variant that I tried, a car capable of 65.7mpg on the combined cycle and 114g/km of CO2. If you trade up to the 170PS 2.0-litre diesel, efficiency drops off markedly, though there's the compensation of 400Nm of pulling power, a figure that will be improved further if you go for the 210PS biturbo variant. Prefer petrol? Well small capacity turbocharged engines that use unleaded are very much in vogue at present and the 1.5-litre unit supplied here should suit that trend, offered with either 140 or 165PS. Further up the range sits a potent 260PS 2.0-litre petrol Turbo model that showcases both of what are arguably the two most significant engineering developments introduced with this second generation Insignia. One is the super-slick 8-speed auto gearbox that's optional on lesser models. The other is a sophisticated new intelligent all-wheel drive system that uses a state-of-the-art rear torque vectoring system for greater cornering traction and sharper turn-in.

Value For Money

Despite the fact that this Insignia has been pushed up-market, prices have been kept very competitive - and indeed have been sharpened so that they more accurately fit the latest 'BIK' 'Benefit-in-Kind' categories. In fact from launch, Vauxhall claimed that some versions of this MK model Insignia Grand Sport were up to £1,500 less expensive than their direct first generation predecessors. To be specific, we're talking about a range priced in the £17,000 to £28,000 bracket. Those really are very affordable figures for a car of this size. There's a £1,500 model-for-model premium to pay if you want the extra luggage space of the Sports Tourer estate variant, a bodystyle that's also available in raised 4x4 'Country Tourer' guise if you want an alternative to an SUV. This time round, there's no saloon Insignia variant. All models get alloy wheels, auto headlamps, keyless entry and usual executive niceties like air conditioning, heated mirrors, a leather-trimmed multi-function steering wheel and cruise control with a speed limiter. As for media connectivity, well as standard, there's an 'Intellilink' infotainment system that includes a seven-speaker DAB audio set-up and smartphone 'Projection' via either 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto'. All of this works via a colour centre-dash 'Intellilink' screen that's 7.0-inches in size and, as you'd expect, there's also the convenience of Bluetooth 'phone connectivity, a USB connection and an aux-in socket. But that's just the start of the media cleverness. My favourite feature, which is standard on every Insignia, is the 'OnStar' personal connectivity and service assistant package. Once you've used 'OnStar', you'll wonder how you managed without it: you'll never be stranded after a breakdown or an accident and almost anything you might ever need to know about any journey you ever take will be just a button press away. The 'OnStar' package also allows you to create in your car a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, plus there's a smartphone app that can remotely lock or unlock the doors, check your oil life or, if you've lost this Vauxhall in a busy carpark, it can sound the horn or flash the lights. Plus if your Insignia is stolen, 'OnStar' can disable it so it can't be started. In summary, no other rival has a system that can match the range of services that 'OnStar' has to offer.

Could I Live With One?

For the first time, Vauxhall has produced a medium range family car that I really would be proud to have on my driveway. All right, for budding Lewis Hamiltons, this car might not be as sharp to drive as its Mondeo rival but there's not much in it. On the debit side? Well, there's not too much to report here, unless you're worried about depreciation or the unremarkable fuel economy of the 2.0-litre diesel variant. Overall, what's important is that the basics seem to work within a stylish, attractive and most of all desirable package.

Vauxhall Insignia average rating: 4.5/5 (3 reviews)

- 17/07/2018, owner of a Vauxhall Insignia Techline Cdti Ec

User rating: 4/5

User comment:
I purchased a Vauxhall Insignia from Invicta Motors. Lovely car, decent price and helpful staff. As the previous owner hadn't sent back the car pass and service history book, David the sales manager sorted a new one. Would recommended a look, you won't be disappointed.

- 04/01/2018, owner of a Vauxhall Insignia Techline Cdti Ec

User rating: 4.5/5

User comment:
I'm really happy with my Insignia, certainly after my long trip across Europe. I am not happy my model has no parking sensors... I was surprised about that...

- 30/12/2015, owner of a Vauxhall Insignia Hatchback 2.0T 16V SRi Vx-line Nav 5dr

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
This car is a competent alrounder with kick A** pace when required. I've owned Vauxhalls most of mylife ranging from Vectra VXR and Gsi to Astra VXR and VXR8. This car has impressed me. Its my 2nd Insignia but the refinement rival much more expensive cars and decent fuel returns too. Mine is the 2.0t SiDi VX line Sri Nav and have not found any fault with it yet...stylish and comfortable...excellent car!

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