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Vauxhall Insignia gains new 99g/km 1.6-litre ‘Whisper Diesel’ & OnStar

Priced from £19,534 to £26,114 OTR, the new 1.6 CDTi (136PS) ecoFLEX version replaces the current 2.0-litre units and brings a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds.

It also achieves 99g/km CO2 emissions when specified with 17-inch alloy wheels and ultra-low rolling resistance tyres (Design, SE, Tech Line and SRi models only) while official combined fuel consumption is 74.3mpg.

Also new to the Insignia range is Vauxhall’s OnStar connected car service, which offers a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices, emergency response notification if the airbag deploys and stolen vehicle recovery technology.

Connecting drivers directly with a call centre advisor, it provides owners with a personal assistant 24/7. For example, with Destination Download, you can call your OnStar advisor in-car and they’ll pinpoint your desired destination and send the address to your vehicle’s navigation system.

OnStar is available as standard on Elite, Limited Edition and VXR trims and as a £395 option on other models.

Finally, the Insignia also features the second-generation Navi 900 IntelliLink that utilises Apple CarPlay to give fast access to many entertainment apps for music and news. Display and operation are via the eight-inch colour touchscreen.

IntelliLink also enables audio streaming, having incoming text messages read aloud and voice control as well as watching films and videos when the car is stationary. The navigation system also features maps of more than 30 European countries, with the driver able to choose from 2D or 3D views, and can be controlled by voice command.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.