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Super-efficient new Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX

Super-efficient new Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX

The new Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX (120/140PS), that has just gone on sale, comes equipped with some pretty impressive economy figures, namely 99g/km of CO2 and a quoted combined economy figure of 76.3mpg.

These are stunning economy figures for almost any car, let alone a large 5-seater like the Insignia, and are the result of plenty of engineering and aerodynamic reworks by the Vauxhall engineers, for the face-lifted model of the popular mid-sizer.

The new model has a drag coefficient of under 0.25 for the Insignia hatchback, and 0.28 for the Sports Tourer (estate). New parts that help to achieve this new slipperiness include extended underbody covers, wider front spoiler lips, tail lamp housings that are designed to enhance airflow separation ,and an integrated rear deck lid spoiler. The new car cuts the air like never before.

The economy-focused Insignia 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX models with Start/Stop functionality also feature a new aerodynamic element; an active front air shutter in the radiator grille. Air flowing through the front grille to cool the engine can account for around 8 per cent of total vehicle air drag. So, to reduce this drag, an active shutter in the grille automatically closes to prevent air entering and causing turbulence and drag. Whenever the engine needs air for cooling, the shutter opens up, again automatically.

All of this new eco-tech gives the Insignia ecoFLEX a range of up to 1175 miles. That's plenty of miles between fill ups!

Posted by Sebastian TurkenburgADNFCR-3205-ID-801627750-ADNFCR