City car is axed earlier than expected, while the brand's largest estate disappeared from its website earlier this month
23 September 2019

Vauxhall has continued to simplify its range with the removal of two models from its line-up: the Viva city car and Insignia Sports Tourer executive estate.

Although the Viva, along with the pricier, more fashion-focused Adam, was confirmed for withdrawal last year, both models were meant to continue until the end of this year. But the Viva has now disappeared from the British brand's online configurator, so only some dealer stock now remains. 

The Insignia Sports Tourer is a more surprising removal that Vauxhall hadn’t communicated beforehand. Reports suggest that buyers in the fleet-heavy estate sector have been opting instead for the cheaper yet similarly versatile Astra Sports Tourer - a car that has also recently been updated with a more efficient engine range. 

The Insignia Country Tourer, an estate with rugged off-road treatment and a raised ride height, was also removed from sale last month due to slow sales. Insignia sales in general have more than halved in Europe in the last decade, and figures published so far in 2019 show the D-segment model is declining further.

Vauxhall, mirroring its European counterpart Opel, is focusing on its biggest-volume sellers. For now, that includes models such as the Astra, the Corsa (which has just entered a new generation), the Mokka X (for which a replacement is due next year) and the Grandland X.

There's also a stronger focus on boosting commercial vehicle sales, with new Combo and Vivaro vans launched this year.

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23 September 2019

We want and need pointless, plagiarised posts from you. :)

24 September 2019

Don't forget your homework and power rangers lunch box today.

29 September 2019
xxxx wrote:

Don't forget your homework and power rangers lunch box today.

 

Noo homework needed as far as you are concerned, you were polished off before registration...you're the spotty kid with the runny nose and incontinence pads...kept back a year or three...not good to have failed to matriculate at 38...tut, tut.

23 September 2019

Think the reason why they deleted the Insignia ST is so that they can shift unsold stock from their Ellsmere Port Astra plant before they close it.

23 September 2019

...Toyota got the hump about putting a Vauxhall Viva badge on a Citroen C1 or Peugeot 108.

All a bit concerning if you're a Vauxhall employee or fan.......

23 September 2019
...a handsome, capable car that from any other manufacturer would do well. Shame that we are all so driven by image and perceived status.

I'm a Vauxhall owner and will certainly have another - quietly capable, dependable motoring with cheap servicing costs is a no brainer for me.

23 September 2019
Lovema75 wrote:

...a handsome, capable car that from any other manufacturer would do well. Shame that we are all so driven by image and perceived status. I'm a Vauxhall owner and will certainly have another - quietly capable, dependable motoring with cheap servicing costs is a no brainer for me.

 

Lots of cars are cheap to service now, lots are reliable, but... many are way more capable than ‘quietly capable’. A car is a lot of money to buy, why accept adequate or average when there’s better out there? Vauxhall need to be pushed into improving, they’ve barely made a genuinely good car since the 80s.

Vauxhall’s slogan should be “It’s good enough for the likes of you”. 

23 September 2019
Paul Dalgarno wrote:

Lovema75 wrote:

...a handsome, capable car that from any other manufacturer would do well. Shame that we are all so driven by image and perceived status. I'm a Vauxhall owner and will certainly have another - quietly capable, dependable motoring with cheap servicing costs is a no brainer for me.

 

Lots of cars are cheap to service now, lots are reliable, but... many are way more capable than ‘quietly capable’. A car is a lot of money to buy, why accept adequate or average when there’s better out there? Vauxhall need to be pushed into improving, they’ve barely made a genuinely good car since the 80s.

Vauxhall’s slogan should be “It’s good enough for the likes of you”. 

I think there's something of a secret pleasure from something which is capable and satisfying, but which doesn't get a second glance from others!

Truth is, there are no bad cars any more, just less fashionable ones.

I'm waiting till the current Insignia comes down to my price level!

24 September 2019
Paul Dalgarno wrote:

Lovema75 wrote:

...a handsome, capable car that from any other manufacturer would do well. Shame that we are all so driven by image and perceived status. I'm a Vauxhall owner and will certainly have another - quietly capable, dependable motoring with cheap servicing costs is a no brainer for me.

 

Lots of cars are cheap to service now, lots are reliable, but... many are way more capable than ‘quietly capable’. A car is a lot of money to buy, why accept adequate or average when there’s better out there? Vauxhall need to be pushed into improving, they’ve barely made a genuinely good car since the 80s.

Vauxhall’s slogan should be “It’s good enough for the likes of you”. 

I'm not in the market for any of the following, but is a Golf really significantly better than an Astra? Or a Passat better than a Insignia?

24 September 2019
catnip wrote:

I'm not in the market for any of the following, but is a Golf really significantly better than an Astra? Or a Passat better than a Insignia?

God yes. Boring as they may be, both the Golf and the Passat have a certain ease of use and thoughtfulness that the Astra and Insignia just don't. Not to mention the much larger engine range.

No to say that the Astra or the Insignia are bad, but the VWs are legitimately better.

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