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Lower emissions for Vauxhall Insignia

Vauxhall Insignia

The Vauxhall Insignia has gained higher mpg and lower emissions.

The greenest model in the range, the Insignia ecoFLEX, has reduced its emissions from 136 g/km CO2 to just 129 g/km, with a corresponding improvement in fuel consumption from 54.3 mpg combined to 57.6 mpg. As it now falls under 130 g/km, customers will pay no VED for the first year.

The efficiency of the Insignia Sports Tourer ecoFLEX also improves, with a drop in CO2 to 134 g/km and fuel consumption up from 53.3 mpg to 55.4 mpg.

The power output of both models remains at 160PS, with 350Nm torque from 1750-2500rpm.

The non-ecoFLEX models also gain efficiency improvements. Emissions from the 130PS version of the 2.0 CDTi are reduced by 11.5 per cent to 136 g/km. This is due to an all-new turbocharger.

The 2.0 CDTi 160PS model now has CO2 emissions of 144 g/km, down from 154 g/km, meaning 6.5 per cent lower fuel consumption and a two per cent drop in BIK tax for company car users, down to 20 per cent for Hatch and Saloon variants.

The Insignia’s 2.0 CDTi engine also benefits from changes to reduce noise and vibrations in both the 130PS and 160PS units. Engineers have designed a stiffer fixing between the injection pump and engine, while also reducing piston noise at all engine speeds. The addition of scissor gears to the cam-drive enhances engine refinement still further, while supplementary noise-absorbing foam shields complete the NVH package.

Despite the improvements in efficiency and refinement, prices of the latest Insignias remain the same and all revised models can now be ordered.

See also: The Vauxhall Insignia Exclusiv 1.4 Turbo Start/Stop makes our list of top three green family cars