This right here ladies and gentlemen is the all new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport, revealed earlier by the peeps at GM (General Motors) and from the designation, we can tell it’s going to have a bit of oomph under the hood. Don’t expect Corvette levels of power though.
Set to replace the Insignia Vectra model, the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is 175kg’s lighter, includes an optional all-wheel-drive and torque vectoring. Besides a wider wheelbase, it should also handle a lot better thanks to a revised suspension setup.
The suspension settings now include four different modes that range from; Sport, FlexRide, Tour and standard – all of which change the steering and throttle response.
By now, you may be wondering what engines are available on the Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport. Sadly, nothing on that yet. Vauxhall did however mention there would be a new eight-speed automatic gearbox coupled with the bigger engines. The common consensus is that it will probably be available in a bunch of turbo diesel and petrol engines, with smaller displacement in less optioned versions.
Besides the usual safety features like lane keeping assist, head-up display and active cruise control among others. The Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport also includes cool connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, Andoriod Auto and on-board wifi to connect to any device in the car.
expect to see the all new Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show next March, by then we should have all the juicy details on deck. Initial impressions suggest this should be a good car that deserves a spot between the current line-up of competitors like the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series. We won’t know for sure, until we test one though.