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Vauxhall Insignia Introduces New Whisper Diesel Engine

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  • “Vauxhall’s Insignia is the latest model in the range to get the new 1.6-litre ‘Whisper Diesel’ engine, already available in the Astra, Zafira Tourer, Mokka and Meriva”, reports Natalie Middleton for Fleet World. “Priced from £19,534 to £26,114 OTR, the new 1.6 CDTi (136PS) ecoFLEX version replaces the current 2.0-litre units and brings a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph in 10.9 seconds. “Also new to the Insignia range is Vauxhall’s OnStar connected car service, which offers a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to seven devices, emergency response notification if the airbag deploys and stolen vehicle recovery technology. “Connecting drivers directly with a call centre advisor, it provides owners with a personal assistant 24/7. For example, with Destination Download, you can call your OnStar advisor in-car and they’ll pinpoint your desired destination and send the address to your vehicle’s navigation system. “OnStar is available as standard on Elite, Limited Edition and VXR trims and as a £395 option on other models”. Middleton added that other features include the second-generation Navi 900 IntelliLink which “utilises Apple CarPlay to give fast access to many entertainment apps for music and news”. “IntelliLink also enables audio streaming, having incoming text messages read aloud and voice control as well as watching films and videos when the car is stationary. The navigation system also features maps of more than 30 European countries, with the driver able to choose from 2D or 3D views, and can be controlled by voice command.”
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