Facelifted large hatch gets a redesigned front and driver assistant functions for December launch
3 December 2019

Vauxhall has updated its Insignia large family car for 2020, revealing exterior changes and upgraded interior technology.

The front has been restyled, with an expanded, chrome-edged radiator grille and adaptive beam IntelliLux LED headlights leading the raft of revisions.

Vauxhall claims the facelifted Insignia looks “lower and wider than before” without any specific dimension changes, while the overall design is intended to be “sharper and more coupé-like”.

Inside, the graphics on the navigation system have been improved to give what Vauxhall claims is a “fresher, more modern appearance,” alongside new wireless smartphone charging.

Vauxhall has not listed any engine changes. However, given that the recently updated Astra received new engines first developed under former owner General Motors and finished by new owner the PSA Group, it is possible that the Insignia could also gain new powertrains at some point next year. It’s likely that the new 143bhp 1.4-litre turbo three-cylinder unit could make its way to the Insignia, but lesser Astra engines could struggle with the Ford Mondeo rival’s added weight.

Vauxhall will be hoping that sales for the new Insignia improve on the outgoing model’s, which have more than halved in Europe over the past decade. In response to this, the range was recently streamlined, with the Sports Tourer variant being taken off sale.

The updated Insignia can be purchased from next month. While Vauxhall has not specified prices, Autocar expects a small price premium of around £500 to be announced then. First deliveries begin in May.

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4 December 2019

 Lots on the road, usually with a sign on the roof, no, that's unkind, it's a nice looking car.

4 December 2019

One of the best looking in the class, certainly WAS the best value for money too. Lets see what PSA can do to ruin that strong selling point

4 December 2019

shame about the badge, would sell much more if it was an opel....

4 December 2019

shame about the badge, would sell much more if it was an opel....

4 December 2019

It's a handsome looking thing. To my eyes the only thing wrong with it is badge snobbery, which is a real shame. One thing though is that even a car park nudge to the front is going to require a whole new grille as the grille would appear to be the bumper...

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4 December 2019

Tourer can look very good in a high spec. The base model in white with that black blanking plate less so. Agree Vauxhall's are much better than the brand snobbery. Found it strange that the all road version was canned because of slow sales. 

4 December 2019

An already handsome car, looking even better. And great value too.

4 December 2019

French owned and German built Insignia will Get Brexit Done! 

52% of motorists will surely favour this 'British' car.

4 December 2019

They want to sell more? so they stop selling the Estate that must take close to 50% of sales? Seems to me PSA dont want to sell anything which comes from the GM era. 

4 December 2019
artill wrote:

They want to sell more? so they stop selling the Estate that must take close to 50% of sales? Seems to me PSA dont want to sell anything which comes from the GM era. 

Of course PSA dont want to sell anything from the GM era - they have to pay GM royalties ! But its not true that the estate is off sale, they only took the off road estate off sale, the normal one is still on sale.

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