17 October 2013

New Insignia comes with five grades

New Insignia Sports Tourer
New Insignia customers can choose from five different grades when they are ordering their car, writes Trish Whelan.

Features on the entry 'S' trim include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, LED Daytime Running Lights and Taillights, cruise control with speed limiter, MP3 7-speaker stereo with 4.2inch colour screen, USB and Aux-In plugs and iPod Control, automatic lights, an electric parking brake with hill start assist.

The 'SC' adds satellite navigation with 8-inch colour touchscreen, 3D map display and European mapping, IntelliLink Apps, Video Playback, Voice Activation, Bluetooth mobile phone system and audio streaming, digital audio broadcast, a centre console touchpad with handwriting recognition, audio and trip computer controls on the steering wheel, climate control, ultrasonic alarm, chrome beltline, and shark fin antenna.

In addition to all these features, the SE adds half cloth/half Moroccana upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear electric windows, automatic wipers, and chrome window surrounds.

A SRi Limited Edition adds on sports seats and upholstery, 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels, OPC-Line exterior body kit (bumper and sill extensions, and rear spoiler), an OPC-Line interior with flat-bottomed sports steering wheel (with gear changes paddles on Automatics), a sports gear knob, front fog lights, rear electric windows and dark tinted rear glass.

The top Elite has leather upholstery, heated front seats, fully electric driver's seat with memory, Xenon adaptive forward lighting with automatic headlight dipping and high-pressure headlight washers, dual zone climate control with a humidity sensor, tinted windscreen, front and rear parking sensors, front fog lights and electrically folding door mirrors.

Since the Insignia was first launched in 2008, close to 9,000 of the first generation cars have been built.