Opel / Vauxhall Insignia was awarded as the Best car in Europe in 2009, after several major or minor redesigns finally got a successor. 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport is a mark of quality and workmanship with its sleek and sporty look, the car is ideal for a family. The 92mm more space between the rear and front wheels, compared to the previous model, makes it convenient for those inside.
The new Insignia is made of lightweight materials that make it fuel efficient and environmental friendly as it emits less carbon dioxide. The latest pictures of the car, show that it has a modern and smart design that makes it ideal fun and family car. The design architecture enables the car to have a charming look while providing a comfortable space.
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport Exterior
2017 Opel/ Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is a five door limousine with a wheelbase of 4.897 mm, height is reduced for 29 mm, shorter overhangs, lower roofline, with a drag coefficient of 0.26. The design gives the car a coupe look coupled with styling cues created to make the car appear wider offer it an aggressive stance. The increased wheelbase is created to increase room, spacious, and comfortable seating positions.
The headlights are innovative with a IntelliLux 32LED segment, a technology that has already made its debut in the Astra, that provides a range of light patterns (up to 400m) and adjust to traffic situations. The steering angle is increased to aid in increasing illumination on the bend. Mark Adams, the VP of Vauxhall design, says that the new model allows one to sit on drivers’ seat rather than the driving sit as in the previous model. The car has an increased boot capacity.
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport Interior
Sitting inside the car, one is attracted by the dashboard that has been furnished with the latest infotainment that gives it a sophisticated and nicer look. The latest additions include OnStar services and IntelliLink services that are made of smartphone connectivity and on-call concierge.
The buttons are large and reduced, which makes it easy to operate. The air-con controls are simpler and easier to operate with leather seats that makes one feel like they are sitting on a cushion. Adams adds that they “tried to keep functionality; it can be hard to stab the right bit of a touchscreen if you’re traveling on a poorly surfaced road.” Other features include adaptive cruise control and safety kits on rear cross traffic that uses radar sensors that help in detecting objects is essential in alerting the driver when reversing through narrow driveways.
Engine Specs and Performance
Basic petrol engine will be a 1.5-liter turbocharged with 165 hp and 250 nm of torque. The latest model also has a powerful 2.0 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with 250 hp. As regards for diesel aggregates, we expect 1.6 and 2.0 turbo diesel engines with reduced fuel consumption.
Opel Insignia Grand Sport is fitted with 8-speed automatic gearbox with front-wheel and all-wheel drive system that comprise of latest technology similar to Ford Focus RS. The GKN Drivetrain technology gives 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport high performance. Also, the car has torque vectoring for the first time. The engine size is designed to give the car power and improve efficiency in fuel consumption.
Price and release date
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sports price will remain unchanged with an expected entry price of around £18,000. The new model release date remains unclear, but it is expected around March next year (2017). The new look of the latest model is charming and a source of providing for those who need a powerful and excellent sedan.