Vauxhall Insignia Tech Line cheaper for businesses

The new Vauxhall Insignia Tech Line is designed to add more equipment as standard to models with more efficient engines in the Insignia range.

This means a more executive level of equipment but lower running costs for cost-conscious businesses.

Tech Line models include satellite navigation, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and cruise control – all important pieces of technology for business users.

It also adds a DAB radio, 17″ alloy wheels and chrome-effect window surrounds to the specification found on lower-end Insignia models.

The level of equipment is closer to the current SE trim level on the Insignia but comes with a choice of 1.4-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engines with the latter coming in two different outputs.

The diesel also comes with the option of Ecoflex technology and stop-start system to reduce CO2 emissions to just 115g/km.

This not only means the Insignia drops into the lower, 13 per cent band of Benefit-in-Kind tax but it also means drastic fuel savings compared to more inefficient higher trim levels.

The Vauxhall Insignia Tech Line, in both saloon and estate, is designed to match equipment with low running costs and could be a response to a similar move by Mazda, whose Mazda6 Business Line went on sale in the UK late last year.

The large Vauxhall Insignia family car is the best-selling car in its category in the UK because of the vast space and upmarket interior it offers.

Vauxhall will now target the lucrative business market – over 60 per cent of new car sales in 2011 were to business buyers – with the new Tech Line version.

Prices for the new Vauxhall Insignia Tech Line hatchback start at £19,000 for the single petrol version. Diesel prices range from £19,700 to £21,115.

The Sports Tourer, or estate, version starts from £20,370 for the petrol model and £21,085 for diesel versions. The most expensive in the range, the 2.0-litre CDTi 160PS, costs £23,400 in Vauxhall dealerships.