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The Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 Turbo aut. and the Caravan as an example with a laden weight of 550 kg is a perfect match.

Weight

weight ratio
towball limit
stability

Flat roads

speed
acceleration
5th gear

Mountains

speed
hill starts
driving

34%

550 kg 1637 kg
50 kg


Score 16.1


46%

Good

  • Car is relatively heavy compared to caravan
  • Higher speeds are safely possible
  • Speed on motorways
  • Hill starts
  • More flexibility in payload
  • Higher revs uphill not necessary

Bad

  • No salient features


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Verdict

The Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 Turbo aut. and the Caravan as an example of a laden weight of 550 kg is an excellent combination for all journeys on all kinds of roads.

Weight

The chance of snaking is small even at higher speeds.

Flat roads

The performances of the engine of this outfit are in general very good. Under all conditions on motorways it is possible to drive with 60 mph in the 5th gear. In that case the engine runs approximately 2200 rpm, this gives maybe more noise than usually accustomed In a headwind or for example on a crossover there is no need to downshift immediately.

Mountains

On most motorways inclines (1:20) it is barely possible to drive in the 5th gear with 50 mph up hill but maybe the engine is running better by somewhat more revs in the 4th gear). In the 3th gear the top speed is 82 mph (5869 rpm). Hill starts are possible on steep slopes, theoretical up to 48%, if the wheels have sufficient traction. Because the car does not have enough power at low revs, we recommend a gradient of more than 35% not to drive.

Attention: This car can easily drive much faster with the caravan than is safe. So always keep an eye on your speed!


Results

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Weight
Towing limit
1405 kg
Weight ratio
34%
(laden Caravan / laden Car)
(550 kg / 1637 kg)
Noseweight
Towball limit
85 kg
Advise
50 kg
Stability
Score at optimal noseweight
16.1
Infuence pay load
10%
Flat roads
Top speed
94 mph (4th gear)
At headwind
86 mph
Speed in practice
89 mph (4th gear)
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph
11.2 sec. - (max. 9.8 sec.)
30 - 60 mph
7.1 sec. - (max. 6.2 sec.)
50 - 60 mph
3th gear: 3 sec.
Power at 60 mph
Highest (6th) gear
of limited use (1665 rpm, 98% gas)
Gears in practice
5th gear
4th gear
Revs at 60 mph
2232
3228
Percentage between accelerator
63% - 71%
44% - 49%
Power needed at 60 mph 1638 N
over: 1094 N
over: 2231 N
Motorway inclines 1:20
Speed (maximum)
78 mph - (82 mph)
In the
4th gear - (3th gear)
Revs
4203 - (5869)
Acceleration 30 - 50 mph
5.7 sec. - (max. 4.6 sec.)
Normaly at 50 mph in the
5th gear
4th gear
By revs
1860
2690
Percentage accelerator
100%
64%
By full throttle
Hill starts
Maximum incline
42.7% - 51.7%
Minimum speed (whereby power)
6 mph - (11 mph)
Mountain roads
Maximum slope driving
42.6%
Maximum speed on 1:8
63 mph in the 3th gear

 

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Car
Vauxhall Insignia 1.6 Turbo aut.
Year
September 2018 - up to now
Power
kW (200 bhp) at rpm
Torque
Nm at - rpm
Kerbweight
kg user payload kg
Tyres
/ R
Gearbox
automatic with 6 gears and torque converter
Towing limit
kg (towball limit kg)
Caravan
Caravan as an example
Empty weight
kg Payload kg
MTPLM
kg
Height:
m. (8'5")
Overall width:
m. (7'7")
Overall body lenght:
m. (16'9")
Shipping length:
m. (20'10")
Actual gross train weight
2187 kg
Stated vehicle gross train weight
kg

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