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Our fleet: Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 Elite Nav CDTi S/S Ecoflex car review - December 2015

Vauxhall Insignia 2015
Vauxhall

Review

As the miles increase on our Insignia, so does my appreciation of its benefits as a company car.

Much of this is down to what the car doesn’t do, such as the engine which has proved to genuinely live up to its ‘whisper diesel’ moniker with a smooth performance and absence of diesel clatter or noise in general use. This is only undermined by a lower than expected fuel economy so far, at 52mpg compared to a predicted average of 72mpg. But the onset of winter tends to increase  fuel consumption.

I have also been making the most of the engine to enjoy the Insignia’s on-road performance, as it provides a controlled, smooth ride which filters out most road imperfections.

Inside, there is a quality, creak-free interior and a real element of prestige about the on-road experience, complete with a concierge available at the touch of the OnStar button.

My Insignia experience isn’t all perfect, however. I can’t quite fathom why our model has an automatic handbrake release. And it’s surprising there is no warning should you leave the car without activating the handbrake switch.

John Maslen

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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