2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Full Details and Specifications. The debut date for 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport is approaching, and the company finally revealed the details and specifications of the second generation Insignia.
2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport Specifications
The company boldly claims that the new 2017 Insignia Grand Sport is designed with one goal in mind. That’s compete with similar models from premium brands such as Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and also Ford Mondeo. But judging from the specifications, it is not just a sweet talk. And, the latest Insignia Grand Sport will deliver and grab customer’s attention from its premium rivals.
So, do you think 2017 Insignia Grand Sport can be as great as the original model that was launched back in 2008?. Let’s read the details and spec first then judge for yourself.
The most noteworthy update about this car and also the aspect that will make it more appealing than its competition—is its size and weight. 2017 Opel Insignia Grand Sport is larger than its predecessor hence we can expect more spacious cabin.
The length and the width of the wheelbase of this 5-door hatch are increased by 55 mm and 92 mm respectively. Opposite to the length and width, the height of the car is reduced by 29 mm. But buyers don’t have to worry that the car will feel cramped due to lack of headroom.
As a matter of fact, even though the height of the car is reduced, the headroom is improved since the seating position is lowered. Despite of its increased size, this 5-seater Vauxhall car lost some weight. Thanks to the new all-new and modular Epsilon 2 platform, the weight of the car can be significantly cut by 175 kg. The base model only weighs 1,400 kg. So, this car will still be pretty light even when it is loaded with some additional features.
In terms of style, the second generation Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 2017 is inspired by 2013 Monza. In fact, other cars in Vauxhall range will also incorporate Monza style to some extent. There is nothing mind-blowing on the exterior since the main update is directed to the interior.
The cabin comes with better material and also more advanced technology. The dashboard layout is refreshed, and it is the most noteworthy improvement in the interior. Furthermore, massage feature for the front seat and heated seat for the rear are available to be added.
To cope up with the target customer’s current lifestyle and to make it stands on the same level with other premium brands, this new Insignia Grand Sport comes with various connectivity options. That such as OnStar service, Wi-Fi hotspot that can be connected to seven devices, wireless charging, and a very common necessity nowadays, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
In addition to the latest technology, this car is also equipped with various driver assistance systems. Driving definitely will be more convenient and safer thanks to the adaptive cruise control, head-up display, lane keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic and departure warning system.
Drivetrain, Engine Specifications
Vauxhall has not mentioned anything yet about the engine lineup. But, it is not that hard to predict that at least two petrol and two diesel engines will be available for this model. The first and the most powerful petrol unit is a 2.0 L turbocharged engine. That engine delivers 247 bhp and mated to 8-speed automatic transmission.
|Engine||turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol|
Front-wheel drive is standard in other models, but all-wheel drive is available for this one. Speaking of the AWD system, it features GKN technology that is similar with what Ford Focus RS. Thanks to the addition of this technology, torque vectoring is included in Vauxhall vehicle for the first time.
Back to the engine, a 1.5 L could be the second petrol unit and the only new engine in the lineup. This engine is an improvement from Astra’s 1.4 L turbocharged engine. The 1.5 L engine is specially configured for Insignia Grand Sport to improve the fuel economy and efficiency of the car.
|Drivetrain 2||specs details|
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That engine is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission. And, it is capable of producing 163 bhp (121 kW) and 184-pound feet (250 Nm) of torque. Meanwhile, for the diesel unit, a 1.6 L and 2.0 L diesel engine that produces 110 kW upwards are probably the ones that will join the lineup.
2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport Price and Release Date
New 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport will start its official debut at 2017 Geneva Motor Show. While, the sales in the UK will commence several months later, probably in June. The 5-door hatchback will be the first one to hit the market with £18,000 price tag for the entry-level model. After that the estate and Cross Tourer will join the lineup.
|Car name||2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport|
|Release Date||March 2017|
Unfortunately, up to this time, Vauxhall has not confirmed when the estate and Cross Tourer will be released to the dealerships. So, let’s just wait patiently for further information.
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