Are you a sales rep? Are you hankering for a new car? Does your monthly budget only stretch to a Vauxhall? Then be happy, because the new Insignia is nearly here. The car has been a motorway services car park mainstay since 2008. With a new model on the way, that doesn’t look set to change.
The 2017 is completely new. Gone is the same basic body that’s been used for nearly a decade. Instead, the new car is a being heralded as a Grand Sport. It’s still a five door hatch. Whether or not a saloon is made remains to be seen. Though an estate is almost a certainty.
The Insignia Grand Sport is a five-door hatchback that is based on a completely new architecture and has a considerably longer wheelbase (by over 9cm) than its predecessor. But thanks to markedly shorter front and rear overhangs, it is only 5.5cm longer than the outgoing model. The 1cm wider track and 3cm lower roofline emphasise the Insignia Grand Sport’s dashing presence. These altered proportions give the next generation of Vauxhall’s flagship a look that is more athletic and striking than ever before.
“Vauxhall is raising its game even further with the launch of the new Insignia Grand Sport,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “It will set new standards for design, efficiency, technology and connectivity when it debuts next year at the Geneva Motor Show.”
Well, it might get the races going in the company car world. On the driveways of private buyers, probably not so much.