Vauxhall Insignia Hits Exciting Milestone

A staggering three quarters of a million Insignia cars by Vauxhall have rolled off the production line at the company's plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The popular Insignia has been a hit for Vauxhall with over 210,000 sold in the UK since its initial launch over seven years ago – a statistic which makes it the biggest market in the world for this model. According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) sales were up ten per cent on last year.
Thanks to its stunning design, quality standard spec and economical running costs, the Insignia is a popular choice with company car drivers and fleet-decision makers. In fact net fleet registrations are calculated to have increased by 43 per cent over last year.

Awarded the title of "European Car of the Year" in 2009, the Insignia was given a make-over in 2013 when a new generation model was launched. The new range delivers a wide choice to customers with three main body styles, 98g/km CO2 to 325PS and front- and four-wheel drive powertrains. This new model has sold 155,000 across Europe, 100,000 alone in 2014.

"This is a special day for the entire team," said Axel Scheiben, Vauxhall/Opel's Plant Manager at Rüsselsheim. "We have every reason to be proud of the fact that we have already produced our successful Insignia model 750,000 times. Our team does an outstanding job day in, day out, manufacturing highly complex vehicles in top quality."

Watch this space for details of the millionth vehicle off the production line. And at the rate these popular cars sell, it won't be long!

By Tracey McBain