Drive down any given motorway for five minutes and we can almost guarantee that you’ll see at least one version of the original Vauxhall Insignia. It may not have been the best car in its class, but it was cheap, frugal and well equipped – just what fleet managers wanted.
But with even more spacious rivals, such as the Skoda Superb and Ford Mondeo, plus premium competition from BMW and Audi, it was time for a refresh. That’s where the Insignia Grand Sport comes in, a car that takes the familiar Insignia formula and adds even more interior space and more equipment, and is somehow even cheaper to buy, with entry-level models costing only as much as a high-end small hatchback.
But the big question is: does it have more to offer than acres of space for a bargain basement price? After all, the old Insignia’s diesel engines were gruff, and it was never particularly great to drive.