Vauxhall has renamed its Vectra replacement, and like we all thought, it's going to be called Insignia.
According to Vauxhall the Insignia name represents 'a new name for a new era', and we'll see if Vauxhall is telling the truth when the covers come off the new car at the British Motor Show in July 2008.
It's a big claim for Vauxhall, but the teaser shot (above right) shows that at least Vauxhall seems to have gotten the design of the Insignia right. To see shots of the interior (which is said to closely resemble the GTC concept car) and pictures of the rest of the car click the link atthe bottom of the page.
Vauxhall claims that the Insignia will have 'excellent level of dynamics and quality'. The current Vectra has always been the weak link in the current Vauxhall line-up, but the Insignia aims to change all that, and apparently make the Vauxhall marque 'more aspirational'.
Apparently the Insignia will be 'the most innovative, ambitious model ever to come from Vauxhall, combining the best environmental technologies with those designed to deliver optimum driver pleasure and active safety'. Roll on the group test in 2008.
Words: Ben Pulman