Vauxhall Insignia facelift focuses on price and interior

By Posted 12 Jun 2013, 12:03

The Vauxhall Insignia has not been the most interesting car from Vauxhall, but its looks and driving experience are far more superior to its predecessor. However, a change is in the air because the model has been given a much-needed facelift, which focuses more on the price and interior rather than the exterior.

The reason for this was because there were far more complaints about the cluttered interior and the high price, which is why the Vauxhall Insignia facelift does not have hardly any changes to its looks. However, what changes there are will certainly be welcome, especially when you consider you are getting more for your money.

Vauxhall Insignia changes – there are two new engines being introduced to the range, these are the 1.6-liter with 118 horsepower and a 2.0-liter engine producing 138 horsepower. There is also a new 2.0-litre diesel engine producing 161 horsepower, but only giving off 114g/km.

The interior has also seen some significant improvements, because gone is the array of confusing buttons, and in their place is a cleaner look, along with a touchscreen display. This gives the new Vauxhall Insignia interior a much cleaner look, we just wonder if this will support iOS in the Car once released later this year? However, this option does cost an extra £350, which we have to say is worth every penny, as you will be able to use apps that you have on your smartphone.

The interior will even get better color options and a new steering wheel. There has also been several changes beneath the skin, because while the Insignia offered a decent ride, Vauxhall decided to improve the chassis to help improve the handling and ride comfort.

As for the new Vauxhall Insignia price, the base model used to cost around £18,000, now that price has been reduced to £16,279, or will do once released in October.

Vauxhall Insignia facelift focuses on price and interior