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Car review of the day..the Vauxhall Insignia

Our car review today is focusing on one of the most successful family hatchback vehicles to ever go on sale on the European market making its way to you in the shape and form of the Insignia from Vauxhall. The Insignia has a great reputation for a being a generous,comfortable and reliable vehicle which is still proving to be a great seller today. First introduced in 2008,the vehicle remains in its first successful lifecycle offering different designs which include hatchback form, estate and saloon style body designs. Both four door and five door variants of the car can be chosen and there is a good range of choice especially thanks to manual,automatic or semi automatic transmission systems up for grabs. Vauxhall offer the Insignia in multiple trim levels with each seeing more kit thrown in each time. Today in our review, we are looking at these different trim levels and the engine range to come along with the car.

 

Insignia trim options and engine range

So kicking off the range is the entry level model which is very generous when it comes to equipment being offered as standard. When you add in the likes of a DAB digital radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity,a CD player and alloy wheels entry level models may provide you with that perfect balance of technology and power thanks also to the fitting of a 2.0 litre CDTi engine offering two power outputs at 120 and 140bhp. A six speed gearbox also comes with this range as standard. Further down the line of trim levels we see some great added features which include heated seating available with Design, Design Nav and Energy models aswell as other trims. Entry level engines get underway with the 1.4 litre petrol which is also turbocharged.

 

Top of the range VXR models are however offered with a V6 engine packing 321bhp and carrying a capacity of 2.8 litres of fuel. The Insignia hosts a vast range of trim levels which include Design, Design Nav, Sri Nav, Tech line, VXR and Elite models which complete the range. There are other choices on offer too which offer out some good pieces of kit. It is however the Elite range which gives the most back to the drive and carries some of our personal favourite options which include a dual zone climate control system,eighteen inch alloy wheels and leather trimmings inside of the cabin. As far as the technology and power is concerned, the Insignia offers itself as a healthy alternative to the likes of the Mondeo from Ford and the Passat from Volkswagen.

 

The price list for the Vauxhall Insignia range

So with so many offerings up for the taking with this range, there are a number of different costs to come along with this range. Prices for the entry level Design models begin from £16,534. Sports Tourer versions can be purchased from £18,884 with the Country Tourer models coming in with costs beginning from £24,989. The Insignia range can be found in you local Vauxhall dealerships here in Britain and across other countries world wide. With so many different trim levels to choose from, body designs and engine choices it comes as no surprise to us that the Insignia range has been one of the most popular choices amongst cars fans all around the world for the past seven years and we see the range proving to be a strong competitor in the future years to come also.

The Vauxhall Insignia

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