The Vauxhall Insignia has been taken off sale as the company plans an electric successor.
In a statement on the Insignia’s removal from sale, Vauxhall said: “In line with market trends, and a focus on our move to electrification, Vauxhall has decided to close customer ordering for the Vauxhall Insignia model with immediate effect.”
Speaking to Autocar magazine, Vauxhall UK managing director Paul Willcox added: “We will fulfil orders, but there is no plan in the short-term to replace it straight away.
“There will still be an Opel Insignia [which stays on sale in Europe and other markets, and remains in production] but there is a gap for us, with no plans to fill for now.”
The Insignia is no longer visible on the Vauxhall website’s new car range list, although the firm will continue to fulfil orders that have already been placed.
It is believed that the Insignia will be replaced by an electrified crossover with a raised ride height, though it will not be a full SUV.
With Willcox hinting that there could be a replacement for the Insignia in the future, this crossover would likely also be sold in the UK under the Vauxhall name. However, it is unclear whether the Insignia badge would return.
Vauxhall has set an ambitious target of electrifying its full range by 2024 with all models electric by 2028.