Brit car manufacturer Vauxhall has released pricing details and more information about its all-important new Insignia replacement. Called the Insignia Grand Sport, the subtle name change signals Vauxhall’s intention to move the mostly business-centric model upmarket in a bid to better challenge the likes of Volkswagen’s Passat and entry-level cars from the likes of BMW and Audi.

On sale now, Vauxhall is pricing the Insignia Grand Sport from £17,115 on-the-road ahead of its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Available as a five-door Grand Sport hatch and Sports Tourer estate, the car maker is keen to stress that the new range starts at nearly £1,500 less than the entry price into the outgoing line-up. Sports Tourer models will be priced from £18,615 on-the-road.

Fans of the outgoing rugged Country Tourer estate won’t be left out as Vauxhall has also promised a new version will follow the launch of the regular models.

Range highlights for petrol fans include the all-new ’downsized’ 1.5-litre turbo petrol model priced from £17,115 on-the-road. The 2.0-litre, 260hp petrol - another all-new powertrain - is available in range-topping Elite Nav trim with four-wheel-drive and will be priced from £26,455 on-the-road.

Diesel-focused buyers will be offered a range of engines, including Vauxhall’s low emissions 1.6-litre, 110hp turbodiesel ecoTEC motor, which boasts CO2 emissions of just 105g/km.

Vauxhall will be offering the new Insignia Grand Sport in seven different trim levels, with an increased focus on improved infotainment and safety provision. All cars will get its front camera system and Vauxhall OnStar, as standard. The front camera incorporates features such as lane keep assist, following distance indicator, forward collision alert, low speed collision mitigation braking and active emergency braking.

Vauxhall OnStar gives occupants access to a host of services including automatic crash response; as well as 4G wi-fi for up to seven devices, stolen vehicle assistance, vehicle diagnostics, destination download and enhanced smartphone functionality.

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Source: Vauxhall

Gallery: Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport