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Set down your breakables and ready the
smelling salts: Vauxhall has released the first interior shots of its
Vectra-replacing big saloon, the Insignia.

They really do seem to have all the bases
covered. Look, they’ve remembered a steering wheel, gearstick, an indicator
stalk and even a pair of circular analogue readouts informing you of both your
current speed and also the number of revolutions that your engine is performing
each minute. What will they think of next?

“This is a paradigm shift for
Vauxhall,” says Vauxhall’s John Puskar. “We wanted to create interior
environments for all our future vehicles that are warm, inviting and
 sporty.”

In fairness, the Insignia’s interior does
look very nice and swoopy… and Vauxhall tells us that when you push the big
button marked ‘Sport’, all the instrument cluster lighting turns from white to
red. Neat.

For a while, we feared they’d forgotten to
put a handbrake in, but turns out it’s one of those new-fangled electronic
 efforts.

Rumours abound that the Insignia’s cabin
will even feature three floor-based pedals: one for fastness, one for slowness,
and the other to disengage the friction plate on the clutch.

We can but
 hope.

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