Vauxhall has confirmed UK pricing for its updated Insignia, which is available to order now in a total of five trim levels, including a 227bhp 2.0-litre GSi performance option.
Prices kick off at £23,120 for the SE Nav, which includes smartphone connectivity, a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, 17in alloy wheels and automatic emergency braking as standard. SRi Nav models, available from £24,620, gain additional kit including LED ambient lighting, a subtle rear spoiler and chrome upper window surrounds.
Towards the top of the range are SRi VX-Line Nav and Ultimate Nav, which each start from £27,620, but the headline introduction is the new GSi, which packs a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 227bhp and 258lb ft. This power is delivered through a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Priced from £38,850, the high-performance executive hatchback has also been fitted with four-wheel drive that utilises a torque-vectoring system to improve handling in corners. The GSi also gets Brembo four-piston brakes, new adaptive Flexride suspension, bespoke 20in grey alloy wheels and tweaks to the steering set-up.
The details of the GSi were revealed alongside full details of a revamped engine line-up for the Insignia. The entry-level unit is a three-cylinder 1.4-litre turbo petrol with 143bhp and 174lb ft, using a six-speed manual gearbox for WLTP-certified fuel economy from 45.6mpg.
As well as the 227bhp version, the 2.0-litre engine will be offered in 197bhp guise from SRi Nav upwards, using the nine-speed automatic ’box. This is the first Vauxhall engine to feature cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption. The lower-powered version achieves WLTP fuel economy of up to 37.2mpg, compared with the more powerful unit's 33.2mpg.
There will be one diesel engine in the launch line-up: a 1.5-litre three-cylinder producing 120bhp and 221lb ft and returning an official 57.6mpg. A 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel will be launched later this year.
Vauxhall says the three-cylinder engines are up to 50kg lighter than the versions featured in the outgoing model.
Confirmation of the engine line-up comes shortly after Vauxhall revealed a number of exterior changes and upgraded interior technology for the Insignia.
The front has been restyled, with an expanded, chrome-edged radiator grille and adaptive-beam Intellilux LED headlights leading the raft of revisions.