Vauxhall/Opel reveal new Insignia with revised cabin

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Vauxhall and Opel have revealed the first images of the all-new Insignia, the PSA-owned brand’s  flagship large sedan and wagon. The new models feature a wide range of improved technology features. Vauxhall and Opel have sold 1.2 million Insignia models since it was first introduced 10 years ago.

The newest version features class-leading technology and equipment, according to its makers. As a first for this flagship model, the Insignia features a new rearview camera that improves rearward vision. There’s also a head-up display and wireless cellphone charging.

Infotainment options are compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, from the basic 7in color touchscreen Multimedia Radio to the Multimedia Navi Pro unit. The top-of-the-line versions feature an 8in touchscreen and a number of connected navigation services. Journeys can be made easier with real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation for route planning, while new symbols are designed to give the navigation display a fresher, more modern appearance.

Another innovative interior feature is the ergonomically certified AGR (Campaign for Healthier Backs) seats, which are available as an option for the driver and passenger.

Buick, which sells the Insignia in additional markets as the Regal, has announced that the model will be discontinued in North America after the 2020 model year. Vauxhall and Opel were formerly owned by Buick-parent General Motors until their sale to PSA Group in 2017.

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