Following on from the previous generation, which won the European Car of the Year in 2009, the Insignia Grand Sport is based on a completely new vehicle architecture.
Its revised proportions result in a more spacious interior, giving the car a more athletic appearance and an improved road stance, including class-leading aerodynamics.
The New Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer have been designed with high-tech features such as the ultra-modern all-wheel-drive system with torque vectoring and the new eight-speed automatic transmission to exploit their strengths to the full.
There is a raft of top technologies that make driving the Insignia Grand Sport safer, more relaxing and more comfortable than before.
Next generation IntelliLux LED matrix lighting, Lane Keep Assist, Head-up Display and unique AGR-certified premium seats, front- and rear-seat heating and a heated windshield are just some examples.
Outstanding infotainment and connectivity are also on board thanks to the latest generation IntelliLink systems and Vauxhall OnStar^, which with the launch of the Insignia Grand Sport, will offer even more functionality for customers.
The New Insignia is designed to be at the forefront of its segment, offering a unique selection of class leading innovations and breath-taking design. Inspired by the 2013 Monza Concept, the New Insignia comes in 2 body-styles, Grand Sport (Hatch Back) and Sports Tourer (Estate).
The prominent grille and the slim-line headlamps enhance the wide horizontal design of the front end and provide it with a bold appearance. The grille sits lower than on the current Insignia model and further emphasises its solid stance. The side window graphics feature an upper chrome strip, rather than a full-chrome treatment, and the coupé-like roof-line graphically pulls the car down and emphasises its stretched appearance. The “blade” light catcher in the lower doors pulls attention rearwards. Clear and simple lines at the rear combined with the double-wing LED signature also give the car a wider appearance. The newly-designed high-mounted LED stop lamp has been integrated into the roof-line.
“Vauxhall is raising its game even further with the launch of the new Insignia Grand Sport,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. ““It has all of the virtues of its successful smaller brother the Astra, and takes those to a higher level. The Insignia Grand Sport will set new standards for design, efficiency, technology and connectivity when it debuts this year at the Geneva Motor Show.”
The next generation Insignia Sports Tourer is just as impressive, it is more practical than before; the overhang between bumper and boot has been reduced, thanks to the neatly designed rear end, making loading easier.
Thanks to the increased width between the wheel arches it is now easier to pack bulky items.
The luggage capacity has increased further too, reaching 1,638 litres when the rear seats are folded down – over 100 litres more than the outgoing model.
To make loading as easy as possible, the tailgate can be opened with a kick, without the need to touch the car. In combination with Keyless Entry, a simple small kicking motion under the rear bumper is enough to open or close the tailgate. To further increase loading space, the new Insignia Sports Tourer comes with optional 40/20/40 foldable rear seats, enabling more flexible luggage space configurations.
With Prices starting from £17,115 for the Grand Sport and £18,615 for the Sports Tourer, the New Insignia is not just great to look at, its also affordable to own.
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Please speak to Vision Vauxhall for more information on the New Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer. Specifications featured may not be available on every model across the range, images shown are for pre-launch reference only. Contact Vision Vauxhall for more information on the UK launch date, trim levels and model specifications.