Parkers Names Insignia its Family Estate Car of 2011

Parkers, the UK’s best-selling car price guide, has announced that the Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi 160 ecoFLEX Exclusiv is its Family Estate Car of 2011. The results of all of Parkers’ New Car Awards are based on facts, powered by their ‘cost of motoring tool.’

This special system was launched at the beginning of the year and identifies the true costs of servicing, VED, fuel consumption and depreciation. With UK motorists having to put up with the spiraling costs of keeping their cars on the road, customers are getting more value-conscious than ever before and the Insignia Sports Tourer ecoFLEX offers stylish looks coupled with a high level of efficiency.

“The Vauxhall Insignia won the Parkers’ New Car Awards 2011 Family Estate category because it is a stylish estate, exudes quality and comes with many practical features to please owners. What really impresses is that it proves delivering on a big, spacious estate doesn’t have to mean expensive bills,” said Kieren Puffet, Editor of Parkers.

This latest Parkers award will stand next to the existing 2009 European Car of the Year award, that the Insignia won for its design, quality and technical innovation. The car, which has already racked up over 40 other awards over the years, is currently the best-selling mid-size car, making Britain the biggest European market for the model.

Essentially the ecoFLEX is just like the 2.0-liter CDTi Insignia, only with an army of CO2 and consumption slashing improvements added. These include a under-car paneling and a lower ride height to help the Insignia cut through air more cleanly, plus lower rolling resistance Michelin tires. The first and second gear also have a higher ratio.
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