Vauxhall Insignia Gets Super-clean PSA Motor

The PSA Group has a new home for its cleanest, greenest gasoline 1.6-liter engine in the shape of the latest Vauxhall Insignia range, writes Paul Myles.

Its four-cylinder direct injection turbo appears to be from the EP6 family of engines developed by PSA and BMW in a joint venture and currently used in both Peugeot and Citroën selected premium products. Available in Grand Sport and Sports Tourer body styles, the four-cylinder engine produces peak power of 200PS at 5,500 rpm and develops 280Nm of torque from 1,650-4,500 rpm. In Grand Sport body style, the Insignia 1.6-litre Direct Injection Turbo can achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-60mph in 7.2 seconds. Claimed combined cycle fuel economy is 44.8mpg (37.30mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 146g/km.

In order to reduce particulate emissions as much as possible, the engine features a close-coupled gasoline particulate filter aiding oxidization of the particles that accumulate in the filter, to meet the strict Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. This standard includes real driving emissions measured on public roads and comes into force for all new registrations in September 2019.

Vauxhall’s flagship Insignia range features numerous premium class technologies such as adaptive cruise control, IntelliLux LED matrix headlights and ergonomic seats. Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment systems are also available.

Available to order now, prices start from £25,610 ($33,601) including local taxes for the Insignia Grand Sport SRi VX-Line Nav with the new 1.6-liter Direct Injection Turbo engine.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *