The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is well equipped and can be cheap to buy, but it’s not quite as spacious, refined or efficient as its rivalsget the best price
Elite Nav adds adaptive LED headlights, front foglights, tinted rear windows, leather seats that are heated up front and a Bose stereo to Tech Line Nav features. It’s also the only trim available with the 2.0 turbo petrol.
There’s also a 1.6-litre petrol with 197bhp available with a manual or automatic engine. This really starts to push the list price up, but does add considerable punch to the Insignia. It pulls away quickly from the line, and with the automatic set-up, builds through revs smoothly with gear changes almost unnoticeable. What is noticeable, though, are the CO2 emissions, which higher than the smaller petrol unit and as such makes a big jump in company car tax costs for business users.
A vast boot, lots of high-tech equipment and a beautifully bui...