we Analyze the 5 keys of the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport.
has not Yet been presented to society and the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport already gives a lot to talk about. If just two days ago our photographers the spy managed to hunt down completely when both discovered the new Flagship Grand Sport, as their alternative family, the Insignia Sports Tourer, now are the guys at Opel have unveiled the first images and details of the new generation of the well-known saloon-German.
in Addition to an obvious change of name (from Opel Insignia Opel Insignia Grand Sport), the new German model will arrive at dealers (something that will not happen until next year 2017) full of innovations in all aspects.
there Are many firsts debut Opel’s new Flagship Grand Sport, so we are going to mention and detail the 5 most important keys to know them from a quick glance. From a new design to a new (technological going through significant technical changes to make this vehicle a model more efficient, secure, agile and dynamic.
the design of The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport is inspired by the Opel Monza Concept.
1. A design inspired by the Opel Monza Concept
it Is evident that in the design of the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport, the concept Opel Monza has been the main source of inspiration for German designers. Both in the exterior and in the interior. The goal of Opel has been to create a new Badge the most elegant, fine and athletic, thus maintaining the main features of the above-mentioned concept. The prominent front grille and thin headlamps highlight the marked width of the front.
If we take a look at your side, we will realize that the fine form of “vane” highlights in the lower part of the doors, which helps to direct the gaze to the rear area. Thanks to its design more sharp, aerodynamic coefficient is only 0,26. It is one of the models most aerodynamic in its segment. Finishing up our tour of the exterior design of the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport, if we look at her behind, jumps to view a few of the ways a “clean and simple” combined with a few LEDS with double-wing. The third brake light, also LED, is mounted in the roof line.
incidentally, in comparison with its predecessor, the new Badge is more a little longer (4.897 mm) while its wheelbase has grown by 92 mm. In addition, thanks to the descent of the roof line of 29 mm is added a certain tension to the whole design. On the other hand, the weight of the new Flagship Grand Sport has been reduced by 175 kg.
The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport is much more agile and dynamic than his predecessor.
2. The new chassis FlexRide, its transmission and all-wheel-drive
we have Already spoken in previous articles of the level changes and dynamic driving which will offer the new generation of the Badge. While we wait for Opel we detail the range of engines, we know that it will be composed by blocks turbo of the last generation. One of the most important innovations in this regard is the introduction of the gearbox eight-speed automatic. Initially will only be available together with a system of all-wheel-drive to four-wheel with cast-to vertical torque.
Said all-wheel drive powertrain combined with a new independent rear suspension five arms. The system reacts in a fraction of a second when the accelerator is ensuring that the car stays more stable and easy to control in any situation. It has two clutches multidisk, electrically controlled, replacing the usual rear differential.
we Also have the chassis FlexRide of new development that allows you to adapt the vehicle to any type of driving situation. You can change the damping, steering and throttle response. All of this independently or selected (by using the Drive Mode Control) any of the following modes of driving: Normal, Sport and Tour.
The new headlights IntelliLux LEDS are a great news.
3. The lighting IntelliLux LED
One of the main novelties that will hit the market the renovated saloon-German the second generation of the system matrix adaptive lighting IntelliLux LED. Equipped with a new LED technology and other developments of the engineers of Opel, the beams now have 32 segments, double the equipped with the Opel Astra, for example. All of them integrated lengthwise into the thin headlights of the Badge.
Thanks to the greater number of segments in the LED illumination patterns can be set more precisely and the transitions between the different modes of lighting are more soft. All of this translates into an improvement in the quality of the lighting as in the distribution and intensity of the beam of light emitted from headlamps.
in Addition, it is released as a new light function, active curve headlights IntelliLux LED with the intensity of illumination of the segments of the inner part of the curve increased as a function of the angle of rotation of the steering wheel. Therefore, you can increase the illumination of the line to follow the curve, while the lighting of the outside is reduced. It also offers a new additional function flash LED long-range that provides a supplemental lighting of up to 400 metres.
Its interior allows us to enjoy a multimedia environment, and connected.
4. Going up a step in connectivity
The driver and passengers of the new Opel Insignia Grand Sport will be able to enjoy an array of entertainment options and connectivity. We have the new multimedia system IntelliLink is compatible with Apple CayPlay and Android Auto. In addition, the smartphone is integrated with the multimedia system of the car and can be loaded without the use of cable as they will be able to equip a wireless charger.
Alongside all this we have the support service Opel OnStar that allow us to access services automatic call in case of accident or assistance to locate the stolen vehicle.
Other of the novelties that we will find in this section is the introduction of a new service “management of reserves” that will allow the occupants of the Flagship Grand Sport apply to the advisers of OnStar that indicate a hotel and make the reservation in the same. Services Opel OnStar will have, among its services, the WiFi access point 4G/LTE to connect up to seven devices simultaneously.
The new generation of the Flagship is equipped with new safety systems and driving aids.
5. The new driver assistance systems
The new Opel Insignia Grand Sport could not remain behind with respect to the rest of its competitors. It is for this reason that the new generation comes equipped with a whole series of assistance systems and driver assistance. Some of the most important ones are the following:
- view Camera 360 ° . Using four individual cameras to each side of the car, the driver will be able to have a vision bird’s eye view of 360 degrees facilitating parking maneuvers.
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Braking Autonomous Emergency. Measure the distance with the vehicle ahead and helps the driver maintain the selected speed and at the same time maintain a preset distance from the vehicle in front. The ACC system initiates emergency braking if the distance decreases abruptly and the driver does not react.
- Assistant, Lane keeping. Includes automatic correction of the direction and Warning of involuntary Change of Lane, alerts the driver with minor corrections of the steering wheel if you leave the lane in which it circulates unintentionally. It also activates an audible alert and a witness in the box of tools in case you need it.
- Cross Traffic Alert Rear. This system uses radar sensors placed in the bumper later to detect objects that are approaching from up to 20 metres and at an angle of 90 degrees from the vehicle. Will be very handy to get out of parking spaces with limited visibility.