The Vauxhall Insignia is now on sale with a 200hp engine, becoming the top power option for those who do not want the car with all-wheel-drive.
Available in both Grand Sport hatch and Sports Tourer estate versions, the new 1.6-litre sits just below the 2.0-litre 210hp engine – which is only offered with all-wheel drive and is the most potent Insignia option.
The new four-cylinder direct injection turbo unit produces its peak power at 5,500rpm and also offers a 280Nm torque figure, on tap from 1650 to 4500rpm.
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In Grand Sport form, the new 1.6-litre Insignia will complete a 0-62mph sprint in 7.2 seconds and go on to 146mph. Provisional efficiency figures are quoted at combined cycle fuel economy of 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 146g/km – these to the new Euro 6d-Temp ‘real world’ emissions standards.
Vauxhall supplies the 1.6-litre model with a close-coupled Gasoline Particulate Filter, which more effectively oxidises particles and helps to improve its emissions standards.
Dealers are taking orders for the new Insignia model now, prices starting from £25,610 for the Insignia Grand Sport version in SRi VX-Line Nav trim.
The latest Insignia went on sale in early 2017 in its hatch and estate variants, joined later by a ‘Country Tourer’ version with a extended ride height. Currently, alongside the new 200hp unit, there are six engine choices: a 1.5-litre turbo petrol unit with either 140 or 165hp, the range-topping 2.0-litre with 210hp, and diesels with 110, 136 or 170hp.