What is it like on the inside?
The Insignia’s interior is not complicated. There’s a relatively small eight-inch touchscreen with a simple, snappy interface (how’s this for common sense – part of the touchscreen bezel works as a shelf to rest your hand on, making selection of menu items easier on the move) and, get this, actual knobs and buttons for the climate controls. The transmission tunnel has deep cubbies for storage, but the shiny black plastic trim that dresses it might look a bit worse for wear after a few months, once it picks up small scratches and fingerprints.
The instrument cluster is nice and clear too – it’s only part-screen, but said part is configurable through a load of different displays. Meanwhile the steering wheel is nice to hold but button-heavy (and clearly set-up for LHD cars, such is the layout), and the front-seats, which are certified by an independent German “centre of excellence for ergonomics”, are super comfortable.
In the back headroom is adequate (but not spectacular), there’s legroom for adults behind adults and a generous rear door aperture. Leather is included on high-spec cars, and all trim levels have built-in sat-nav. All get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.
As for the boot – you’re looking at 490-litres of space with the rear-seats in place, or 1,450-litres with them folded. And now there's no estate version of the Insignia, that's all you're getting.