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Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.5T SRi 5Dr

Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.5T SRi 5Dr

This video features the Vauxhall Insignia range.

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  • 3 Years Servicing
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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 both units on offer being completely 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. 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' and 'Elite Nav'. The asking figures start at around £17,000 and range to around £28,000, 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. 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.

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Key Standard Features*

  • Ergonomic sports front seats pack - Insignia
  • Solid - Aegean blue
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Rear spoiler
  • Solid paint
  • Chrome roof liner
  • Morrocana cloth upholstery
  • Milano cloth upholstery
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Rear wiper
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Morrocana cloth - Black
  • Milano cloth - Jet black
  • 17" 5 twin spoke alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre inflation kit
Specification
Body Glass
Tinted glass including windscreen
Dark tinted rear glass
Electric rear windows with anti pinch facility
Heated rear windscreen
Electric front windows + drivers one touch
Intermittent rear wash/wipe
Brakes
ABS
Electronic Stability Programme
Traction control
Brake assist
Electronic parking brake
Hill start assist
CSC - Cornering stability control
Chassis/Suspension
Lowered and uprated sports suspension
Communication
Voice control system
Driver Aids
PAS
Speed sensitive power steering
Driver Information
Trip computer
Rev counter
Low fuel level warning light
Door/boot open warning light
Exterior temperature gauge
Oil level gauge
Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger
Driving Mirrors
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
Diamo black inserts on facia and doors
Hexagon inserts in dark metallic on facia and doors
Entertainment
7 speakers
Radio
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Auxiliary input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
DMB digital radio
Multimedia infotainment with 7" screen, DAB radio, USB, bluetooth audio streaming, Photo/video display and smartphone apps
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Body colour lip spoiler
Black grille
Integrated fuel filler cap
Door sill kick plates
Chrome effect window surrounds
Matt black beltline
Chrome effect grille
Gloss black finish B pillar
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Automatic lighting control
Follow me home headlights
LED daytime running lights
Electric headlight beam leveling
LED tail lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air recirculation system
Rear passenger heating ducts
Pollen filter
Electronic climate control (ECC)
Dual zone electronic climate control + multi zone sun sensor + humidity sensor
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Parcel shelf
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Rear door pockets with bottle holders
Centre console with armrest
Leather gear knob
Additional storage compartment in boot
12V power point front
Lidded front door storage with drinks holder + armrest
Chrome inner door handles
Rear centre armrest
Android Auto
Interior tailgate handle
Luggage compartment cover
4 Lashing eyes in boot
Storage tray under cargo floor
Interior Lights
Rear courtesy lights
Footwell illumination
Illuminated boot
Delay courtesy light function
Interior courtesy light operated by all doors
Driver/passenger reading lights
Ambient interior lighting
Packs
Driver Assistance Pack 1 - Insignia
Sight and Light Pack - Insignia
Safety
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Front side airbags
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Front lateral airbags
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Full size curtain airbags
Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Child locks on rear doors
Driver/passenger 2 stage auto adaptive airbags
Seats
Reclining front seats
Front seat back map pockets
Anti submarining seats
ISOFIX on front passenger and rear outer seats
Ergonomic Sports driver seats with extendable seat cushion
Front headrests
3 height adjustable rear headrests
Active front seats
Security
Immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote security alarm system
Remote central deadlocking
Thatcham approved anti-theft system
Keyless Start
Vanity Mirrors
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4
Engine Power - BHP165
Engine Power - KW121
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM2000
Top Speed138

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