Fabio Capello chooses Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer

As part of Vauxhall’s sponsorship of the English football team, a new model has been delivered to the England manager after he asked Vauxhall for the car.

Vauxhall managing director Duncan Aldred said: "We are delighted that Fabio has chosen to drive an Insignia. Shortly after announcing our partnership with the FA in January, we were approached by Fabio about the possibility of driving a Vauxhall."

The models, says Capello, was chosen because of Vauxhall’s European counterpart Opel and their sponsorship of the AC Milan football team when he was in charge during the 1990s.

Capello said: "I am delighted to be driving a Vauxhall. I have always held the organisation in the highest regard for many, many years throughout my footballing career.

"Vauxhall has been extremely supportive not only of the Football Association but of me personally and I am very grateful for their support.”

Vauxhall recently announced its sponsorship of the England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales national football associations.

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer is an estate based on the saloon of the same name. Together, the Insignia range is one of the most popular cars in the UK, regularly appearing in the top ten sellers list ahead of its main rival, the Ford Mondeo.

Priced from £19,350, the Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer comes in five different specification levels, but all models come with a leather covered steering wheel, CD player with MP3 compatibility, air conditioning and a host of safety technology such as Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) and driver, passenger, front seat and curtain airbags.

The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer comes with a selection of petrol and diesel engines ranging from the entry-level 1.4-litre petrol to the 2.8-litre V6 turbo. An eco-engine, named Ecoflex, is also available in the shape of a 2.0-litre diesel.