Opel Insignia Comes Under the Resurrected GSi Badge
A few days back, Opel was teasing everyone with its resurrected GSi badge, and now it has gone ahead and released its first car adorning the new performance moniker. The GSi badge made its comeback on the Opel Insignia GSi, a newer and warm version of the Opel’s 5-door Insignia Grand Sport.
GSi will also have some other cars as well, those being the 2018 Holden Commodore VXR and 2018 Buick Regal GS, which is supposed to cater to the Australian and American markets respectively.
The Opel Insignia GSi has looks pertaining to a pedestrian version along with some sharper touches. The car’s bumpers have been chiseled to give them sharper touches. Also, the bumpers are more pronounced aggressively with larger air intakes within. Alloy wheels have been used too, with them being 20-inch units, giving a slight glimpse of the car’s red brake calipers. To complete the package, rear spoiler and side skirts are present too.
To gel with its performance-oriented exterior, the interior has been modified too. A set of sport seats have been offered too, along with adjustable side bolsters for providing improved lateral support. The seats also come with heating, ventilation, and massaging. The customers will have the option for choosing from two different leather upholsteries, with both getting GSi emblem etched into them.
Engine of the new Opel Insignia GSi
Instead of putting it in the same league as its rivals, Opel has put the fight between the existing flagship Insignia OPC and new Opel Insignia GSi.
The Opel Insignia OPC had a 2.8-liter V6 engine that can produce 321 horsepower, while the GSi has a 4 cylinder engine that produces 260 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic gearbox will be able to effectively channel the power. There’s an all new all-wheel drive along with weight savings of 160 kg that make the car work efficiently and more powerfully.
The Opel Insignia GSi will be put on sale in the markets of Europe by 2017’s end after it has been publically revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017.