Vauxhall has revealed a mild facelift for the Insignia, with a refreshed design and improved driver assistance technology.
The front and rear bumpers have been revised and top-spec models now get new chrome trims inside.
At the front, the car’s new look is enhanced by a wider grille and new IntelliLux LED headlights. The new units feature 84 LED elements in each dipped beam, building on the 16 fitted previously, improving visibility for night driving.
The light beam is automatically switched between a dipped and main beam during night driving, with the camera-based IntelliLux technology able to adjust seamlessly in milliseconds.
The rear of the car has also been revised and includes a new reversing camera that improves rearward vision and an optional rear cross traffic alert system.
The rear cross traffic alert uses radar sensors to detect objects 90 degrees to the left or right behind the car, up to a distance of 20m away. The driver is warned by acoustic signals, and on the display screen.
For driver convenience, the Insignia’s infotainment options are compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, from the basic seven-inch colour touchscreen Multimedia Radio to the Multimedia Navi Pro unit. The top-of-the-line version features an eight-inch touchscreen with a number of Connected Navigation services such as real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation for route planning.
The optional E-Call system, exclusive to Vauxhall, can be specified too. It automatically sends an emergency call if the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed. Help can also be summoned in seconds by pressing the red E-Call button.
Changes to the CO2 emissions, engine line up or pricing have not yet been confirmed. Full details will be revealed in January, when the car goes on sale. First deliveries of the new model will commence in May.
Vauxhall has sold more than 300,000 Insignias to UK customers since it was first introduced ten years ago.