VAUXHALL has revealed first details and images of revamped versions of its' flagship Insignia saloon ahead of the car's launch early next year.
While the company's press release calls it the ‘all-new' Insignia, styling changes are minimal with a more dynamic front bumper featuring large air intakes, a new, wider chrome-rimmed radiator grille and minor styling changes at the rear.
Given that, however, some versions of the 2020 Insignia will come with new features including impressive new multi-function LED front lights and an expanded suite of driver and safety assistance technologies.
The headlights have no fewer than 84 LED elements and can be used as daytime running lights dipped or main beam to suit the conditions, the driving situation and surroundings.
Light functions range from adapting to a curve in the road, to bad weather, to town, country or motorway driving. On the motorway, light beams are extended beyond the line of sight ahead so drivers can clearly see roadside signs, also reducing glare for oncoming drivers. The lights are also optimised to make parking easier.
Details of trim levels aren't being made available at this time so we can't tell you what will be included as standard across the range but the list of available technologies includes a new rear-view camera that improves rearward vision, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, side blind spot alert, adaptive cruise control with emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, advanced park assist and head-up display.
Dependent on model, infotainment options will include seven and eight inch touchscreen systems, compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Top of the range models will come with Vauxhall's multimedia Navi Pro unit which features a number of connected navigation services including real-time traffic information, online map updates and predictive navigation.
No details have yet been made available of the 2020 Insignia's power units, but it's possible, since Vauxhall is now owned by the French PSA Group - which also owns Peugeot and Citroen - that a hybrid version could be available for the first time, using a Peugeot-Citroen developed power train.