2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.6 Review

2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport

The 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport made its public debut recently at the Geneva Motor Show and is now available in the United Kingdom.

Exterior Design:

The Insignia Grand Sport is a four-door executive sedan, which competes with the likes of Skoda Superb and Ford Mondeo. In terms of design, it resembles with the Monza Concept, which was first showcased at the Frankfurt Show in 2013. The front fascia features sharp Intellilux LED matrix headlights, vertical slated grille and fog lamps integrated in the bumper. The sharp character lines around the sides along with unique alloy wheels add a sporty look to the sedan.

Interior:

The cabin boasts first-class interior design for a relaxing drive both within the city and on the highways. The premium leather seats have massage and ventilation options and could be adjusted electronically according to the driver’s specification.

Technologies:

The front dash is ergonomically designed and encompasses a plethora of advanced technologies including an IntelliLink Infotainment system with 8-inch touch display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, dual-zone electronic climate control, rear USB sockets, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a BOSE Surround System. Drivers can also charge their phone via the wireless charging facility near the gearbox. Moreover, with the phone voice-control technology, drivers can easily place phone calls or control their playlist through voice commands.

Space:

The wheelbase has been increased by 92 meters, which means the interior is more spacious compared to the outgoing model. The boot space measures 490 litres and can be increased to 1,450 litres by pushing down the rear seats.

Engine Specs and Driveability:

The 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.6 is powered by a 1.6L D ecoTEC diesel engine which delivers 110 PS and 300 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which ensures smooth shifting and superior drive. Thanks to the four-wheel drive system, the 2017 Insignia Grand Sport drives smoothly on multiple terrains. It also features FlexRide chassis and adaptive suspension system, which gives the driver to choose among three driving modes; Sport, Tour and Normal. The combined fuel economy stands at 71 mpg.

Safety:

Besides latest technological features, the new Insignia Grand Sport also extends latest safety equipment including Vauxhall OnStar emergency service, Electronic Stability Programme, ABS with EBD, Front camera, Six airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system and a security alarm.

Price:

The price of the 2017 Vauxhall Insignia Grand Sport 1.6 starts at £18,485. The more powerful model with 136 PS costs £18,985.

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