What is the most desired option on cars today? Climate control? Large diameter alloy wheels or leather trim perhaps? They may be on the wish list, but satellite navigation is considered the most prestigious, particularly for buyers looking in the upper medium and executive sectors.
The news then that Vauxhall is adding sat nav technology to all Signums as standard in the form of its Siemens NCDC 2013 will be widely welcomed and represents a significant additional item of specification on an already well equipped car.
Customers placing factory orders for their Signum from today (25 May) will get a system which features a four-disc CD auto changer with nine speakers, CD-Rom based satellite navigation with GPS positioning, voice direction, auto re-routing, a mono-chromatic display and a choice of route types.
Previously available as a £1400 option, the same NCDC 2013 system will feature in all trim levels – Elegance, Design and Elite.
Other equipment changes to the Signum range include the addition of dark tinted glass to the rear passenger doors and tailgate, and an upgrade from 16 to 17 inch alloy wheels for the Signum Elegance.
Selected V6 models also benefit from a lower on the road price, in addition to standard satellite navigation. Signum Design 3.2 V6 petrol and the 3.0 CDTi V6 diesel are reduced in price by £1150 and are now £20,965 and £23,715 on the road respectively. All other prices remain unchanged.Published 26 May 2004