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Vauxhall Insignia Ecoflex Sports Tourer

GM unveiled the Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer today showcasing a new 2.0-litre CDTi diesel engine which develops 160 hp and 380Nm of maximum torque. With this engine, the Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer is able to get from 0 to 62 mph in 9.3 seconds and up to a top speed of 134 mph. The CO2 emissions level of the Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer is at the 139g/km level while the combined fuel consumption is 53.7mpg.

The Vauxhall Insignia ecoFLEX Sports Tourer price starts at 21,515 and goes up to 27,750 for the top of the range Elite Nav model.

INSIGNIA ECOFLEX SPORTS TOURER BREAKS COVER WITH SUB-140g/KM CO 2

  • Third body-style joins Insignia ecoFLEX line-up
  • Combined mpg reduced by nearly 13 per cent
  • Regular Insignia's performance and refinement retained

Luton Following the success of the Insignia ecoFLEX hatch and saloon, the Insignia Sports Tourer now takes the green-hued limelight with an ecoFLEX version providing company and private buyers with significant reductions in running costs, without sacrificing performance or practicality.

With a combined CO 2 figure of just 139g/km, the ecoFLEX Sports Tourer drops four BIK tax bands to 18 per cent for company car drivers, compared with the regular CDTi Sports Tourer. And with a 12.3 per cent improvement in combined fuel consumption (53.7mpg vs 47.1 for the regular model) drivers can enjoy a filling station-free range of up to 826 miles.

But as with all Insignia ecoFLEX models, parsimony has not affected its performance and driveability.  Retaining the 160hp, 2.0-litre CDTi diesel seen elsewhere in the range, the ecoFLEX Sports Tourer still achieves a top speed of 134mph and will sprint from 0-60mph in just 9.3 seconds. A healthy slug of torque (up to 380Nm with overboost, to be precise) also allows it to pull slightly higher gearing, thanks to a revised final drive ratio.

A raft of aerodynamic changes is responsible for the ecoFLEX Sports Tourer's enhanced efficiency. Modified front air inlets feature, as do two under-body spoilers which direct air over the rear axle, reducing drag and lift. The upper front grille has also been closed, while the ride height has been reduced by 3mm at the front and 14mm at the rear. Specially developed low-resistance tyres and aero fins fitted to the rear screen complete the package.

None of this has dented the ecoFLEX Sports Tourer's practicality, of course. A capacious, 540-litre luggage area (rear seats up) matches the best in class, and is complemented by 40:60 split rear seats incorporating a ski-hatch, which fold to liberate a maximum capacity of 1530-litres. 

ecoFLEX Sports Tourer prices start at £21,515 for the generously equipped Exclusiv model, and extend through S and SE trims to the Elite Nav at £27,750.

 

Vauxhall Insignia Ecoflex Sports Tourer

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