Signum Enters Premium Sector With New Engines, Flexible Seating And Keen Pricing

Vauxhall Signum

Vauxhall’s new Signum, the car set to move the premium car class goalposts, goes on sale in June with three brand new engines – and at prices starting at just £17,995.

Signum combines the best attributes from more conventional body-styles - taking styling and design cues from hatchbacks, load carrying ability from estates, flexibility and innovation from MPVs and refinement and comfort from executive saloons.

This revolutionary combination of style and versatility reinforces the Vauxhall plan to produce a range of innovative cars, like Signum, which will eventually account for 40 per cent of sales.

Signum will be positioned as a new and individual brand within the Vauxhall portfolio. Based on a stretched Epsilon (Vectra) platform, Vauxhall is building upon its established strengths and using innovative design to create new ones.

Signum's model range has been designed to ensure the widest spread of potential owners. Two trim levels, Elegance and Elite, offer extremely high levels of specification and sophistication, and the Design model provides the ultimate in style, including visible rear exhaust pipes, sports seats and platinum interior decor.

All feature the innovative FlexSpace rear seating system and overhead storage console that makes Signum unique in its market place.

Prices will start at just £17,995 for the Elegance model featuring the new 2.2 direct injection petrol engine. Top of the price range will be the Elite model with Vauxhall's first 3.0 litre common rail diesel engine, the 3.0 CDTi V6 at £25,600.

There will be six engine variants, of which three are new to the Vauxhall range:

2.0 Turbo - A derivative of the all-aluminium 2.2 engine from VX220 providing a superb blend of performance and refinement at an affordable price. It produces 175hp, 265Nm of torque through its six-speed gearbox while returning 30.7mpg in the combined cycle.

2.2 Direct Injection - New technology provides improved fuel economy, emissions and performance over the already stunning 2.2 engine. The engine produces 155hp, 220Nm of torque with a five-speed gearbox and 34.9mpg in the combined cycle.

3.0 CDTi V6 - Vauxhall’s first common rail six-cylinder diesel engine offers 170hp, 370Nm of torque, a six-speed gearbox and 38.2mpg.


Published : 06/03/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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