The Success of the Vauxhall Insignia 0

The Vauxhall Insignia was always going to have big boots to fill after replacing the superb Vauxhall Vectra.

This car hasn’t let the company down in any respect, with sales figures very respectable indeed. This year the Vauxhall Insignia rose to prominence, with 2011 expecting to be the best year ever in terms of sales.

Since 2009, the car has been a tremendous asset to the company. It has perhaps taken Vauxhall and the whole automotive industry by surprise. So far, a total of 109,745 of them have sold since its launch. It is commonly known to be the best performing car in its class. That in particular comes as a massive achievement, with outstanding cars such as the Ford Mondeo and the BMW 3 Series being placed in the same category. It has even won the prestigious European car of the year award. The UK isn’t the only country for the Insignia to see major success, it has been the same throughout Europe.

Our review  discussed everything great about the car. We mentioned that there is plenty of variants available offering diversity to suit all drivers’ tastes. The car looks sporty and luxurious at the same time, with a high emphasis on safety too. You’ll get a tremendous amount of practicality as well as very cheap running costs, with the diesel models in particular offering a great return on fuel in particular. Petrol engines also run quite efficiently within its class.

The Vauxhall Insignia has been successful with continuous improvements throughout its timeline. One of the most recent significant upgrades has seen the car installed with a REPS system (Rack Assist Electric Power Steering) as standard. The whole idea is to save energy in terms of the cars steering, meaning the hydraulic steering pump is not used when it is not needed to be used.

There will also be a Front Camera within the car. This represents a significant milestone for the company as they haven’t previously used this type of technology within any of their previous cars.  It is a way of the car reading road signs and preventing the car from having an accident. The technology reads whether the car is travelling dangerously close to the vehicle ahead, sending a warning if it is.

Is the Vauxhall Insignia a welcoming replacement to the Vauxhall Vectra? Based on its current achievements it would appear so.