UK: Vauxhall ecoFLEX diesel dips below 120g, new diesel engine image

CO2 emissions have been slashed from 129g/km to 115g/km compared to the outgoing model meaning the Insignia falls into the lowest 13 per cent benefit-in-kind tax band.

The British automaker has added an ultra-low emissions ecoFLEX diesel model and a new-to-range 1.4 Turbo petrol engine to its popular Insignia line-up.

The 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX’s combined CO2 savings are achieved in part by the inclusion of Start/Stop technology, available for the first time on an Insignia. Underbody aerodynamic measures and low rolling resistance tyres also contribute to the Insignia’s low running costs. The 2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX’s are available with 130PS or 160PS power outputs.

For those who prefer petrol engines, the new-to-range 1.4 Turbo engine combines power, efficiency and refinement, emitting just 129g/km of CO2 and achieving a stingy 51.4mpg in the hatchback and saloon. Torque is increased to 200Nm from 175Nm on the outgoing model.

Prices for the sub-120g diesel models start from £20,345 for the ES 2.0 CDTi (130PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop Hatchback and go up to £29,385 for the top-of-the-range SRi Nav Vx Line Red Sports Tourer (160PS) ecoFLEX.

The 1.4 Turbo is priced from £18,680 for the ES Hatchback up to £27,110 for the SRi Nav Vx Line Red Sports Tourer.