Vauxhall Insignia VXR: the full story

* Prices from £30,995 * Turbocharged V6 engine * Hatch, saloon or estate...

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8 Jul 2009 12:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

Want to own the supreme Vauxhall Insignia? Then you'll need to spend over £30,000.

High-performance VXR models will start at £30,995 for the hatch and saloon, with the Sport Tourer estate priced at £32,320.

A 2.8-litre 321bhp turbocharged V6 petrol engine is standard that's enough for a 0-60mph time of 5.6 seconds for the saloon and hatchback, and 5.9 seconds for the Sport Tourer.

Insignia VXR gets chassis upgrades
The high-performance Insignia VXR gets substantial chassis upgrades over standard Insignia models to cope with the extra power and to give sharper handling.

Delivering more grip, Vauxhall's new HiPerStrut suspension set-up gives the Insignia VXR a lower ride height and stiffer springs, which helps to reduce any adverse effect on the steering when accelerating hard.

Three driving settings are also available through Vauxhall's FlexRide system, which comes as standard. This allows you to adjust the way the steering, throttle and suspension responds at the flick of a switch. There's also four-wheel drive and an electronic rear differential to help transmit that 321bhp to the road.

The sporty exterior makeover includes a chunky bodykit and 19-inch alloy wheels. A limited range of colours blue, red, black, silver, white or grey are available.

Front sports seats, a VXR-branded steering wheel, gearknob and sill plates and black headlining complete the interior changes.

Standard equipment includes part-leather seat trim with electric lumbar adjustment. Sport Tourer models have an electrically powered tailgate.

Options include 20-inch alloy wheels for £1100 and a pack that adds full leather upholstery, eight-way electric front seat adjustment and power-folding door mirrors for £1300.

The Insignia VXR is expected to reach showrooms in September.

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