It's not just Insignia, it's the Insignia Grand Sport. It is based on the Opel Monza concept of 2013, and the result will be the main competitor of the VW Passat. The new Insignia is larger than its predecessor, but at the same time, it has become 385 pounds lighter. Only the car body has lost 132 pounds.
Thanks to the increased wheelbase, the convenience of the second-row passengers was also significantly increased. And this is not the only increase. The wheel track has been extended by4 inches, but the roof has become lower by 1 inch, and as the result, this practical sedan has turned into the real GT with a drag index of 0.26.
The stylish radiator grille is lower now, and new narrow LED headlamps make the car visually wider. Now, only LEDs are used in the Insignia electrification.
The interior is made in the style of the Astra, but all trimmings are much more expensive and of high quality. Heating ergonomic front seats will be likely in the standard package, and massage, ventilation as well as heating up of backseat will be available for extra charge.
Also, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated windscreen with projected display on it are optionally offered. It is important that a new driver of the Insignia sits a little lower than before. This, according to the plan, should add "sport" to the owner.
Depending on the configuration, the whole range of control and additional electronics is offered, including all the innovations in safety.
It is important that the Insignia will receive an entirely new all-wheel drive transmission as an option. Instead of the usual compensating gear, in the rear axle two electrically controllable multiple disk clutches will be mounted to the back axle.
Opel is officially silent about engines. But a lot is already known. The car will have a base 1.5 L petrol engine producing 163 hp with a six-speed manual transmission.
A 247 horsepower engine will be the most powerful unit, which will be equipped with a new eight-speed automatic transmission. And such cars will have all-wheel drive.
The official premiere of Opel and Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is expected in Geneva in March 2017.