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Insignia benefits from new diesel

Vauxhall Insignia (2015)

VAUXHALL has at last bestowed its excellent 1.6-litre turbo diesel engine on the Insignia, as part of a raft of improvements.

The new unit replaces the current 2.0-litre diesel engines and is priced from £19,534 to £26,114.

Vauxhall expects the 1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX model to catch the eye of fleet managers and company car drivers with its 99g/km CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of 74.3mpg combined.

The Insignia also now gets Vauxhall's 'OnStar' system, which includes a wifi hotspot for up to seven devices, emergency response notification if the airbag deploys and stolen vehicle recovery technology.

It can connect drivers directly with a call centre and provides owners with a personal assistant 24/7.

OnStar is available as standard on Elite, Limited Edition and VXR trims and as a £395 option on other models.

An upgraded multimedia system also brings Apple's CarPlay technology to the Insignia.

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