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The facelifted version of the Vauxhall Insignia has been spotted, prior to its reveal at this year's Frankfurt motor show

The facelifted Vauxhall Insignia has been spied with minimal disguise, ahead of its planned reveal at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

It's expected to be revealed alongside updated versions of the Insignia saloon and hatchback. Myriad cosmetic changes have been carried out, all in an attempt to improve the Insignia's desirability. 

Previously pictured during cold weather testing in the Arctic circle, the 2013 Vauxhall Insignia estate will feature the same revised front end as the other bodystyles and a new diesel engine.

The spy shots revealed an undisguised grille, as well as updates and improvements to the interior. The Insignia also carries a more pronounced front splitter and fins which extend downwards from the front bumper in an attempt to smooth airflow.

Although LED daytime running lights will be fitted, the revised headlights fitted here do without integrated LEDs. Little is known about modifications to the rear end, but heavily disguised taillight units suggest changes will be made.

Mechanical changes will be slight, although there is the adoption of a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel to replace the aged 1.7-litre engine used elsewhere in the Vauxhall range.

The all-new powerplant is expected to offer a new CO2 champion in the range, undercutting the 119g/km produced by the greenest Insignia Sports Tourer.

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Harry P 6 June 2013

Never mind the looks, feel the ride quality

The biggest issue with the current Insignia is the horrible jiggly ride quality, no mention as the whether this has been improved?   I also thought the dash and centre console was over complicated with up to 3 different ways of accessing the same function, via the centre console, dash and steering wheel controls

aston01 5 June 2013

Don't bother looking at these pictures....

I agree with robster99 - just google Buick Regal 2014 and you can see the updates, Insiginia will just have a different grille. Wonder how much AE paid the photographer? 


Soren Lorenson 5 June 2013

GM Must be kicking themselves

Whatever they do, GM are still saddled with the crappy Vauxhall or Opel badges on this car.  No private buyer wants a Vauxhall, Opel, Ford, Peugeot, Citreon or Renault at this segment of the market when they can have a BMW, Audi or VW.

The Japanese and Korean brands sell on price and reliability and don't suffer quite so much as they are seen as a wise purchase.


The Insignia is nice, but give it a new grill, a key you slot in behind the gearleaver and a night vision button on the dash and GM could have called this a Saab 9-3.

And they would sell far, far more cars.

And before anyone points this out, I do know it would be a travesty to the Saab name!