Vauxhall drops Insignia in UK

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    Brydo
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    Vauxhall has removed the Insignia from its UK line-up due to changing customer tastes and its wholesale move to electrification.

    Order books have already closed, although production of the former fleet favourite will continue until the autumn to fulfil existing orders.

    The move comes after both the rivalling Volkswagen Passat saloon and the Ford Mondeo also exited the market on the back of plummeting D-segment demand – which makes electric versions unfeasible. Vauxhall had already dropped the Insignia estate in 2019 and revised the saloon to a two-grade line-up at the start of 2022.

    The story was picked up by Autocar, which has reported that Vauxhall has no plans to replace the Insignia in the short term.

    UK managing director Paul Willcox told Autocar: “There will still be an Opel Insignia but there is a gap for us, with no plans to fill for now.”

    It’s believed that Opel will replace the Insignia with a high-riding electric crossover, supporting the brand’s plans to go fully electric by 2028.

    The Insignia is no longer listed on the Vauxhall site; instead, the full line-up ranges from the Corsa supermini to the Astra hatch/estate, the Mokka/Crossland/Grandland trio of SUVs and the Combo E-Life/Vivaro E-Life electric MPVs.

    A Vauxhall statement said: “In line with UK market trends, and a focus on our move to electrification, Vauxhall has decided to close customer ordering for the Vauxhall Insignia model with immediate effect.

    “Production of the Vauxhall Insignia will continue until the Autumn after all existing orders have been fulfilled.

    “Ordering and production of its sister model, the Opel Insignia, continues unaffected in markets outside the UK.

    “New electrified models will enter the Vauxhall line-up in due course as we move to our commitment to be a solely electric brand from 2028.”

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    kezo
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    Shame manufacturers are ditching “D” segment cars, something the scheme is missing IMO.  I can’t see why why it not feasible to covert them to electric TBH.

    Ive previously had 2l petrol and a Biturbo diesel which I trade my Saab 9-3 TTid in for. Before that Ive owned 2.5 and2.6 Vectra.

     

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    Elliot
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    Why do all new cars seem to be crossovers.

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