Prices have been announced for Vauxhall’s Insignia, the forthcoming replacement for the Vectra.
Both the hatchback and saloon will be identically priced, and will retail from £15,935 for the entry-level 1.8-litre petrol-engined Exclusiv model.
Vauxhall is promising a high level of equipment as standard, including ESP, automatic headlights and electric driver’s seat adjustment.
Cruise control is also thrown in, as is single-zone climate control and HotShot heated windscreen washers.
The entry-level engine makes 138bhp and is one of five units available, each of which meet Euro V emissions standards.
The entry-level diesel Insignia – the 2.0 CDTi Exclusiv with 128bhp – will cost £16,935.
Other engines include a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 2.8-litre turbocharged V6, and another 2.0-litre diesel tuned to 158bhp.
A greener ecoFLEX variant with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions will be added in the near future.
Those wanting more luxury can head up the trim ladder.
The S range starts at £17,185 while the SRi starts at £18,285.
SE models cost from £18,137 and the top-of-the-range Elite starts at £20,185.
Each trim level is also available in Nav form with satellite navigation for an extra £800, a move to simplify the Insignia offering on car choice lists – Navigation models exist as a separate model rather than it having to be specified from the options list.
SRi models and above are available with four-wheel drive on either the 2.0-litre turbo or 2.8-litre V6 models.
Among the extras available will be the Front Camera System, which reads traffic signs and warns drivers if they drift out of their lane unintentionally, and AFL headlights, which adapt to the driving conditions to give the best visibility.
The FlexRide suspension with adaptive stability technology can automatically stiffen the ride when conditions demand it, and includes a manual Comfort or Sport setting.