Vauxhall has removed its Insignia to align its range to “UK market trends” as it moves towards the full electrification of its new car models.
The brand told AM that production of the Insignia will continue until the autumn as it fulfils a backlog of orders for the car that was once a staple offering, but retailers have already stopped taking new orders.
Insignia’s removal from sale some just two years after a refresh of the line-up and two months after adjustments were made to its pricing and trim grades.
A statement issued by Vauxhall 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.”
Vauxhall’s family car line-up now comprises of: Grandland SUV; All-New Astra; All-New Astra Sport Tourer (available from 2023); Combo-e Life; and Vivaro-e Life.
Year to date the Vauxhall Corsa hatchback is currently the UK’s best-selling car, meanwhile, according to Society of Motor Manufacturer and Traders (SMMT) registrations data for April.
Autocar magazine said it understands Vauxhall’s Opel European sister brand will replace the Insignia in around 2024/25 as a premium electrified crossover.